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  1. E46 General
    Hello guys, I would like to ask, what was your favorite Retrofit that you have done to your e46 ? And what retrofit was the most easiest to do. Have a nice day !
  2. Europe
    So I have a facelift 2003 318i with the round fog light plastic covers. I wanted to ask if I wanted to retrofit fog lights, is the connector for it there? Is it even possible? I have a fog light compatible lsz, but if I bought the fog lights, would it just be plug and play?
  3. Lighting
    What's up y'all. i have an 01 sedan with halogens, and I wanted to install xenon lights and projectors so I could actually see at night. I wasn't sure at the time (and am still unsure) if xenons and projectors were a factory option for my car in 2001, so I just went the aftermarket route. ] I...
  4. E46 General
    hey so I picked up a m-tech1 rear bumper from some guy on fb marketplace and was wondering what i need to put it onto my 2003 facelift 330i sedan. i really don’t want to bring it to a body shop and pay someone when i could do it myself
  5. Europe
    I bought an e46 318ci recently because the chassis and paint were in really good shape. I was surprised that the car doesn't come with AC. On the climate control there is no AC button or anything else. I haven't seen any similar cases searching online. I am curious if anyone knows about...
  6. E46 General
    The previous owner seemed to have retrofitted the headlights with these kind of HID's in a halogen housing. It currently has a halogen housing, but I can't seem to figure out what kind of setup these are with the HID bulbs. Concern at the very bottom. Here are the two connectors of the HID...
  7. Electronics
    Hey! I have a 2002 325Ci Cabriolet and I’m curious if I could pull the switch from a donor car that has the auto headlights and have it work? I noticed that there is a box thing by the rear view mirror but isn’t that just for the rain sensor? What parts would be required to get this done? Is it...
  8. Electronics
    Hello! I just upgraded my E46 (02/2000) from halogen to OE used xenon headlights. When I wanted to code my LCM for xenons with NCS, the option for xenon headlights does not exist when looking through options with NCS Dummy. Headlights work normally (i expected flickering with car turned on)...
  9. E46 General
    Hey folks, I have a set of heated, E63 M6 seats ready to install in my '99 328i. I've spent hours reading up on the topic and I've determined that that this retrofit is entirely possible with the right parts and coding to disable the passenger occupancy sensor. Seats fit great, trouble is, my...
  10. E46 General
    Hey everyone I was scrolling through some classifieds today and I found someone selling rear seats from a lexus gs 300 and it got me thinking if the lexus seats can be fitted into my 2002 330i sedan. I have non folding rear seats. Has anyone retrofitted rear seats in their sedan before?
  11. E46 General
    Hello, I am in the process of trying to figure out how to retrofit the OEM home link garage door opener kit on my 2001 bmw e46 330ci. I read that the earlier models do not have the wiring pre wired, also if your car doesn't have that stickers on the rear trunk that means the car was not pre...
  12. Europe
    Hey, my car came wihout multifunction steering wheel, so I retrofitted it, all the buttons are working properly, but cruise control won't hold the speed. When I press the I/O button, green light on the dash comes up. OBD diagnostics showed, that brake switch is working properly, but the clutch...
  13. Electronics
    I've considered retrofitting the factory 16:9 display and navigation setup into my car for years but have long hesitated based on the number of issues with the Beker made BM53 radios. This gent, Frankie, was able to retrofit a Siemens CID unit (CD-82 model I believe) from an E83 X3 into his E38...
  14. E46 General
    Hi, 🚗 Long time ago I did a DIY on a Genuine M3 bumper retrofit for facelifted sedans on this Forum, the idea was that it was going to go up with the rest of the DIY in the DIY forum and on the DIY Thread M3 DIY thread. At that time a small poll was carried out as a kind of contest, but these...
  15. E46 General
    Hey guys, So I recenly broke my center console when drilling it for an AUX cable and when I ordered a replacement from a junkyard it arrived with a new switch unit with the HK button. I was already planning on adding the HK sound system later this year, since I already have the lower end hi-fi...
  16. Lighting
    Hi all, I have an ‘02 325ci convertible that I swapped the OEM halogen headlights out for a set of OEM bi-xenon headlights. The problem is, when I go to turn the lights on they do any of the three: 1.)Turn on steady for anywhere from 5-15 seconds then flicker and turn off 2.)Flicker then turn...
  17. Electronics
    Hey, So this might be a dumb thing to ask, but theoretically would it be possible to retrofit the newish touchscreen display key to work with an e46? Let's say money's out of the picture and the actual E46 diamond key that has no longer functional electronics is on a key chain w my house...
  18. E46 General
    Thought I’d breathe some life into this topic after a long time. Completed my heated seat retrofit here in the UK yesterday. I won't cover a full DIY as the ivgotissues666 thread and the BMW PDF for the retrofit does a great job of this already...
  19. Motorsports, Track
    Hi guys, Here with a modding question, the M3 steering wheel swap/paddle shift retrofit is quite a common and awesome mod for the E46 non M cars. Easy done too. However, I was wondering if its possible to get the steptronic to work with a universal paddle shifter attached to an aftermarket...
  20. E46 General
    Hi everyone, sorry if this has been answered to death however I’m struggling to find a concise answer. I have a RHD 2002 330ci manufactured 10/2002 which from my research means there is an easy plug and play adapter I can buy. The problem is my car has the BMW Business Cassette deck (RCC100-04)...
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