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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. E46 General
    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...
  9. 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)...
  10. E46 General
    Hi guys, I was trying to find what seats I can retrofit in my pre-face coupe. Currently, I have sports seats, which are way too wide for my body and feels very old. Do you have any experience or any information about what seats I can fit? I know there is some modification needed, which should...
  11. E46 General
    Hi all, I recently bought an Umnitza BiXenon Retrofit Kit with the following: -HID Bixenon ProjectorH1 Mini V7.0 BOSCH Standard -35W H1 Bulbs (6000k) -E46 R Shrouds -35w/50w CANbus Ballasts (error free) -Wiring / relay harness (included I believe) A few questions about installation: Maybe...
  12. Lighting, Sound, Electronics
    Man, I've had this for years. I admire the optimism I had as a teenager. I just graduated college and need to downsize and this is a project I've come to terms that I'll never complete. I’m selling my Keyless Entry kit from an E9x to go into an E46. Yes, this is a real thing. Proof: and...
  13. E46 General
    WIP Showing my e46 for the first time in a few years. I've always been too critical of my own stuff. Never even had a forum avatar before today. But the past few weeks have been pretty rewarding compared to 4 years of mostly maintenance so I'm feeling finally ready to start this build thread...
  14. E46 General
    Hello everyone, I have a 2002 BMW 330ci. I had ordered a rear power sunshade / sun blind for a coupe it had came with the strip button panel and looked super easy to wire. My issue is when I removed the rear deck and flipped it over there was no precut line. From my understanding it is...
  15. Lighting
    The car i want to ask about : E46 320D (Dont know if engine matters) Sedan Year 2000 Whit out Xenon Package Hello E46 Users i was wondering how can i retrofit auto leveling headlights.I know that LCM (the module were we turn on the lights ) needs to be replaced + i need to add 2 level...
  16. E46 General
    Hi All, First of all, i wanted to say that i have searched this forum for something similar but i failed to find anything so i decided to ask a question hoping that somebody can help me. I am trying to convert my manual rear windows to electrical power windows. I have ordered the following...
  17. Lighting
    Just want to give some insight on my retrofit/upgrade and give some pointers to everyone that have Stock AL/Bosch projectors and are interested in upgrading to a newer Projectors. All my guidelines and help came from Thebuildjournal & Grayson Terry .. THANK YOU! Purchased NHK G5-R Projector...
  18. Lighting
    I have been trying to find info on some sort of lighting upgrade solution for my e46. I have been doing some research and haven't really found anything on some of the questions I'm trying to answer. For example, The LCM seems to be very capable but is mostly locked up along with all of its...
  19. Australia
    Hi all. This is the story of how, as a massive car-tech noob, I got my SMG steering wheel and I retrofit it to my car. So I bought my first E46 almost 5 months ago now and I'm still in love. The one main thing I wanted to change was the steering wheel. I had seen on the forum that people had...
  20. E46 General
    Hi folks. I have an E46 (2000) 318i, driven by wire. I have a cruise control retro fitted on my car and it worked fine until recently. Since then, the green light goes on the dash, but the CC does not engage as I press Set, as usual. Also, as soon as I tap the brakes, the light goes off and I...
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