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  1. Engine Hoses (Which one is #3?)

    General E46 Forum
    What's up everyone. I'm replacing most of the engine hoses in my wife's 2001 manual 330ci coupe. #1 & #2 in the picture are plastic hoses. Do these even need to be changed? I have the intake manifold off so if I'm going to change them, then now is the time. I also can't find a part # for hose...
  2. Bmw F30 Key Battery Replacement Need Programming or Not?

    General F30 Sedan/F31 Wagon/F32 Coupe/F33 Cabrio
    Hello, Hope you have been all well. Sold my E46 and got a F30 a while ago and want to change the still full remote key batteries in advance, will I need to program or synchronise the keys after the battery replacement (like in E46 or so)? Or will the keys open and lock doors and start the...
  3. Reconditioning a M3 ZCP Steering wheel?

    General E46 Forum
    Hi All, I'm new to the forum, I'm trying to recondition my steering wheel for my e46 BMW M3. There is quite a bit of wear on the paint of the cover and the alcantara is worn down to a rubbery finish. Buy a new wheel is quite $$$$ any thoughts on vendors who can do a good refinishing job? I'm...
  4. Replacement Hood

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys soo Im looking into replacing my hood because itll be cheaper then going to the collision center for dents. Soo far ive found some in price ranges of 550 down too 300 . Ive found one thats about 290 but it says it fits 2003-06 bmw 3 series. Im wondering if it will fit properly or will...
  5. Top slashed! Questions about replacement.

    E46 Convertible
    Someone broke into my car (06 330Ci) on Saturday night. Fortunately the waited until after the storms had passed, so there is no water damage to the interior. Unfortunately, I need a new top, and the insurance deductible stings a bit. I have an appointment with the insurance adjuster tomorrow...
  6. Help installing rear door window

    General E46 Forum
    I've got a 2002 325i. Vandals broke the rear passenger window, so after cleanup I recovered the red clip and installed it on the new window. I removed the lower inside trim and lower outside weatherseal but I still can't figure out how to maneuver the window to go inside the tracks on each side...
  7. DIY - Video - M54 Spark Plug Replacement

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hi guys, I just finished uploading a video of my spark plug replacement process. While I filmed it on my E39, it's virtually the same process on the E46. I used OE plugs, PN: 12120037607
  8. Secondary air pump question

    General E46 Forum
    Hello fellow fanatics! Just now changing my secondary air pump hose and I'm checking to see if it's working (ie checking to see if the valve needs replacement as well). I connected the new hose to the valve part and blew through it while the car was running but I wasn't able to push any air...
  9. Emblem looking rough? Get one FREE from the dealer!

    General E46 Forum
    I just ordered a new emblem for my e46 from Amazon for about $30. After it didn't fit on the trunk (hood and trunk are different sizes, silly me) I decided to call the stealer to see if they had any in stock and for how much. I was shocked to hear that BMW has a warranty for their emblems and...
  10. BMW 323i Hood Replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I recently bought my first BMW and it is a 2000 323i sedan but the car was spun out and the hood was bent in. I just bought a new hood off of another bmw 323i that was for parts but can't seem to find any DIY's on how to replace the old hood with the new one. If anyone knows either how...
  11. Exact battery replacement for E90 (2008 335i)

    E90, E91, E92 & E93 - General Forum
    Hi all, After 5+ year the OEM battery in my 2008 335i gave up (Temp here has been in single-digit didn't help either). So after searching around the various forums I finally figured out the aftermarket direct replacement will be the H8-AGM type and wanted to share my experience for public...
  12. Help replacing driver's side seatbelt pretensioner

    General E46 Forum
    I was rear ended a while back and the pretensioner fired as well as the battery safety cable. I have replaced the battery cable but am wondering if anyone has a walk thru or knows of one for replacing the seat belt pretensioner on the driver's side of an E46. Do I have to take the seat out...
  13. WTB ZHP or equivalent steering wheel (leather or alcantara, NO AIR BAG)

    My '03 330i ZHP alcantara steering wheel has gone to crap and I need a replacement. Preference: no air bag, no trim, alcantara or leather Must fit the M-sport zhp wheel w/ accessory buttons (cruise, stereo & volume) must be in good-to-great condition.
  14. Aftermarket Headlight Replacement Lens Cover

    Lighting Forum
    Hi Any suggestion to where I can find good quality aftermarket replacement covers? I contacted Umnitza and they have no stock of the replacement lens. Thanks!
  15. Replacing a E46 2001 325i 5 speed cluster, is it compatible with automatic's cluster?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, I just purchased a 2001 e46 325i, 5 speed, I want to replace the cluster will a automatic e46 cluster work with my 5 speed car? Also, I live in New York City, in Riverdale/Spuyten Duvil area, if there are any nearby fanatics would love to learn from your enthusiasm and expereience...
  16. Need help naming/finding a part

    General E46 Forum
    I need to replace my front grille on my 2003 330ci. But not just the grille i also need to replace the black plastic pieces that the grill clips onto. Does anybody know what the name for those pieces or where I can find them?
  17. DIY: Windshield Cowling Replacement VIDEO

    DIY: Do It Yourself
  18. Replacing parts

    General E46 Forum
    I've heard that the water pump needs to be changed, cooling system, etc. (due to cheapness) asap, no matter the miles - for prevention. Is this true? -What parts should be replaced from the get-go? -Anyone have issues with the head gasket?
  19. Help changing headlight lenses!!

    Lighting Forum
    Hey so long story short, I am unable to take out my corner light on the passenger side :thumbdwn:. My lenses are getting pretty beat and I'd love to buy replacements, but seeing as I can't take out the one corner light am I just S.O.L. on changing it? Or is it possible to get the lens off...
  20. Spark-Plug Replacement

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I'm going to be replacing my spark-plugs soon on my 330i, it has 100k miles so it's definitly time for a replacement. I was wondering what exact tools are required for the replacement, I'm pretty sure I have them all down, just want to make sure I gather all the correct tools prior to...