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  1. Please help! Hood seems stuck closed for good!

    General E46 Forum
    Hello I recently purchased a e39 which are notorious for their hood latches not working recently replaced both locks and the hood latch wire. But now my cars hood is stuck shut. When I mean stuck I mean stuck (took the kidney grills out and tried prying at the wire. Tried using the mechanism to...
  2. Question on 5 speed removal

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys I'm hoping some of you can help me out here. I'm swapping a new engine into my car and I get started on removing the transmission. All the bolts are out, the tranny is loose and can turn all the way around. I can pull it about 3 inches from the engine, but that's as far as it goes. No...
  3. Can’t Manually undo top

    E46 Convertible
    I am having trouble releasing the convertible top. Drivers side latch is locked down, while the passenger side latch is loose and not locked all the way. If you try to unlock manually with allen wrench, there is resistance, and spins the allen key back. The electric motor will still work, but...
  4. Convertible top issue / 2004 330ci

    E46 Convertible
    I am having trouble releasing the convertible top. Drivers side latch is locked down, while the passenger side latch is loose and not locked all the way. If you try to unlock manually with allen wrench, there is resistance, and spins the allen key back. The electric motor will still work, but...
  5. GUIDE: Power Seat Stuck After adjusting too much? Follow this

    General E46 Forum
    So I posted a thread here the other day about help for my driver seat, which was stuck in the forward most position, as I moved it there so I could vacuum underneath the seats. When I tried to move it back, it wouldn't budge. Here are the symptoms I had. - Switch Clicks, but the seat doesn't...
  6. Driver Seat Stuck in forward position

    General E46 Forum
    So I was vacuuming out my car, and moved the driver seat quite forward. I am now unable to move it back. The motors for recline, and thigh adjustment both work, they are in the same button. I don't think there is anything in the tracks, and I'm just wondering if you guys know how to fix this...
  7. Hard to shift into gear

    ///M3 Forum
    Hey everyone, Started noticing this on my M3 (not sure if it's been there all along though as I've only had the car for a few months). It's pretty difficult to shift the car into first. I really have to use quite a bit of force, and sometimes if I don't push hard enough on the gear stick, it...
  8. HELP! Top Stuck at windshield, manual release not working

    E46 Convertible
    Hello everyone! I am looking for some help for my very specific case. I tried looking for existing threads about this but couldn't find one. So here is my problem. I bought this 2003 m3 vert, and one of the issues is that the soft top won't open. I've owned convertible e46's before and I am...
  9. Passenger window wont go all the way up.

    General E46 Forum
    2000 323i - Passenger window worked fine, the other day it got stuck half way down. Hit the switch to bring it all the way up, it went up till about 2.5-3 inches just shy of the top. I think its registering that it is all the way up but in fact isn't, (opening and closing the door it moves...
  10. Passenger window wont go all the way up.

    General BMW E36 Forum
    2000 323i - Passenger window worked fine, the other day it got stuck half way down. Hit the switch to bring it all the way up, it went up till about 2.5-3 inches just shy of the top. I think its registering that it is all the way up but in fact isn't, (opening and closing the door it moves...
  11. Need alternator help!

    General E46 Forum
    HELLO ALL....I've been trying to replace my oil filter housing gasket this past weekend and I've ran into a big problem... the damn alternator bolt :censor: I've removed all the bolts except for the 16mm long bolt on the bottom. I can turn the bolt with a breaker all day (I know it's turning)...
  12. P1477 and weird throttle response!

    General E46 Forum
    Any clue fanatics? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElBR-Wlm3LQ I'm going to poke around the hoses that connect to the evap and wherever else, new code for me. Driving on the highway with the throttle response like this is very weird... kinda like an automatic cruise control, except more...
  13. Driveshaft stuck 04 330xi CSB replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    Bought an 04 330xi without really looking at it, drove it home and thought the reverberation was just the guibo as i had to replace that in my 325i before. Come to find out its the center support bearing. So had to cut the exhaust off after the manifold, someone else had previously done this...
  14. Stuck bleeder screw on upper radiator hose? My video can help! And save $$$!

    General E46 Forum
    Hope my video helps with getting out your stuck bleeder screw and save you money by just buying the screw and not the whole upper radiator hose. (80$) DONT BUY AFTER MARKET PLASTIC SCREWS! Only OEM, around 6$. https://youtu.be/4p0tep4D6kg
  15. Another Brake Light Sticking On After Braking Issue - but with a catch

    Suspension & Braking
    So I have been looking at many of the threads related to the brake lights staying on after braking, and I don't seem to come across any concrete fix, at least not that I can find. It is mixed in with the brake light failure indicators on the dash, among others. To be clear - my issue is...
  16. Cylinder #3 spark plug stuck

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    Encountered a problem today while changing the spark plugs on my 04' 330CI ZHP. All the other spark plugs came out fine except for cylinder #3 which is stuck. It takes a lot of force to barely get 1/4th a rotation in the right direction. I sprayed some WD-40 down there and tried again, which...
  17. HELP NEEDED!! My coupe won't move!

    General E46 Forum
    Went down to the garage to wash my car, but the starter was just "clicking". The car was in neutral and I squeezed the clutch, but it was still not possible to roll it forwards or backwards :facepalm: It felt like pushing a car in gear, moved 5-10 cm before it stopped, it seems like the rear...
  18. driver side windshield latch not *UN*latching

    E46 Convertible
    tl;dr: drivers side top latch stuck/frozen closed regardless of manual crank. how can i force it to unlock/open to replace broken latch/motor? hey all, So a couple months ago, on a beautiful partly cloudy SoCal summer day, I left a store to a slight drizzling sun shower -- and found that the...
  19. What I've Learned About Stuck Exhaust Bolts

    General E46 Forum
    Making this thread to pass along some information for anyone who wants to change their exhaust or runs into the kind of problems I did. I did some work on a car that came from the East Coast, so with the weather and salted roads the nuts that hold the exhaust to the headers were crazy seized...
  20. Alternator Removal Issue

    General E46 Forum
    So I am trying to do the oil filter housing gasket and i am trying to remove the alternator... problem is the top bolt that goes through the pulley is stuck on like a b!tc4... i tried and tried to get it to budge for the past 45 minutes and its not giving away. Ive tried my socket wrench, my...
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