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The OFFICIAL Best of the Best DIY Thread :pimpin:

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Sedan Rear Bumper Removal/Installation

CF Roof Install

Fender Rolling

Complete M3 OEM Mirror Retrofit DIY for the E46 Sedan

E46 M3 mirrors retrofit onto E46 sedans/wagons instructions

Aerocatch hood pins into a Carbon Fiber hood

Side Mirrors Cover Repair

OEM M3 Rear Conversion- Sedan

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Hard wire a Parrot CK3100 without a harness - for those with after-market amps

Convertible Top Interior Trim Flap Repair

Dash Removal / Replace

OEM illuminated gear knob installation

Cluster LCD replacement

Shift Style alcantara Shift Boot / Ebrake Boot install

Suspension/Brakes/Drive train/Engine
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Secondary Air Pump & Valve

CCV, DISA, ICV, Oil Separator

Brake Rotors and Pads

Oil Level Sensor

Front Control Arm Bushing (FCAB)

Front Control Arms

PowerFlex Rear Trailing Arm Bushing RTAB DIY

Replacing Rear Differential Bushings Mounts

5 to 6 Speed Swap

neil1138's 5 Speed Swap - Great information on the parts and process of the swap

Power Steering Pump

UUC Under Drive Pulley Install

EMP Stewart Water Pump + Expansion Tank + Deflector Pullies + Coolant Flush

Differential Swap

02 Simulator install

Installing Adjustable Lower Control Arms

Intake boot replacement

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Angle Eye Install

Corner / Parking Light Delete

Corner / Parking Light Delete - without risking damage

Taking your headlight apart (excludes facelift coupes)

Headlight removal for facelifted coupe

Changing Xenon Bulbs on 04+ coupe

Changing Xenon Bulbs on all e46 models (except 04-06 coupes)

Gauge cluster led replacement

Installing LED interior lights

Head Light lens refinish

Quad Bi-Xenon conversion

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Z8 Engine Start Button Install

Parrot Bluetooth using Connects2

OEM Navigation Retrofit Guide

Build Your Own Paddle Shift Kit

Build Your Own Paddle Shift Kit - For an X5

BMW 16:9 Widescreen NAV Retrofit


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Inspection II walk through

Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

Spark Plug Replacement

Fuel Filter

Oil and Engine Service Light Reset for 99-00 e46 - OBD I

Post-Cat O2 Sensors + Pre-Cat O2 Sensors

Camshaft Sensor

ATF Flush

Coolant Flush

Belt Replacement

Blower fan

Rear Wheel Bearing on the Cheap

E46 Front Wheel Bearings

Manual Transmission Fluid Change

Oil Change

General/Stuff that didn't fit into any other category
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Window Regulators

Rim/Wheel Curb Rash Repair

A bunch of DIYs

Airbag light - Seat Belt Pretensioner

Final Stage Resistor

Lock Beep - hear a beep when you lock your E46 BMW without the alarm

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PM me links you think should be added to the thread (give me a couple days to reply to your PM - I'm slow).

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Can you find a DIY on how to make the windows go down with the key?


EDIT: Thank you for this awesome thread :bow:

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inspection II walkthrough DIY is a dead llink :(

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tim, i think the differential bushing replacement thread is worthy too.
do you?

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Great thread!! Free bump for new fanatics!!

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e46 single DIN dvd player install..........would really appreciate this.....I know how to do most of it except for the wiring, i know i need antenna adaptor, pac swi jack, pac oem-2, and factory plug adapter....but i have no clue on how to wire these all together?
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