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  1. Auto Electrical Forum
    Hey all newbie to the fold...no pun intended. So i'm doing a retro fit for the mirrors as my X5 didn't come with them but run into bit of an issue. I bought a second hand pair of LCI (with cameras) that are 3 pin as i was told my mirrors would be 3 pin so will be straight swap plus coding. I...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    hi when i install the rear coil springs, do they have a direction, or it doesn't matter What way i put them in? i mean, they only go in one way, but what direction the top/bottom ends should be? or it doesn't matter
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hiya lads i installed an m3 replica front bumper on my 318is coupe today everything has gone perfect apart from quite a big gap on each side where the bumper meets the arch,the bumper is defo on the brackets as iv double checked,iv also tried pushing it up and then tightening the bolt in the...
  4. Diagnostic Hardware and Software Discussion forum
    I have been trying to find clear instructions on how to achieve this installation successfully over the past few months, I kept giving up due to confusion, frustration, misleading threads and bad information. However, after much research, I have finally got it working and hope to help others...
  5. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Hi all, I use the sat nav quite alot now and have been wanting to do a sat nav conversion in to the e36...to make it unique like the rest of the car:D So i thought I'd do a little 'how to' of how I did it (well started off) haven't yet purchased the new sat nav, will be a 5inch widescreen one if...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    Hi everyone! I have E36 Coupe 1994. I'm pretty sure it does not have the remote key system. Then I bought 1998 convertible which has the key remote and I really like it! I wonder if I can have advise if I can install the original remote key system without intervering with alarm system - as my...
  7. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi, As some of you may have read in a previous thread, I'd ordered some new non-xenon halo projector headlights for my 2002 X5 3.0 D Sport - here is my story of fitting these lights. (If anyone is interested they were from a company called 2xcite) Here's a pic of one of them - all gleaming and...
  8. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I retrofitted angel eyes to my stock ellipsoid headlights and the one thing i did different to the guides is that rather then tapping into the side light wires - I actually cut both wires going to the side light, and soldered these to the angel eyes. Now my dipped and angel eyes work - but no...
  9. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys i need to change the first aid box under the passenger seat, the door to it has been broken off. I've got another coming via ebay (13 quid, not too bad for a beamer part lol). is it easy to switch it out? any common problems i should be aware of?
  10. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi guys, Don't know much about sounds and wanted to hook up a 250Watt amp i have to my kappa infinity 6X9's i have in the rear shelf. I have a poineer DEH-P75BT head unit which i think is pretty good as it makes the rear speakers thump but I wanted a bit more clarity in the sound so I was...
  11. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi Guys and Gals, I purchased a 2003 e39 530d. After struggeling for 45 minutes :lol to get the original radio out (the small flat screw behind the volume knob) i have managed to start fitting the car kit. Now i know on my old BMW that i took the bluetooth kit out of had a radio mute function...
  12. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys, Brand new to forums, infact this is my first post. I have recently purchased a 330cd coupe M sport and loving it. I am looking to get heated seats installed. Spoke to service advisor at BMW and they said that heated seats are not available for E46, is this true? Has anyone installed...
  13. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    hi peeps just wondering if any one could point me in the right direction im looking to install a tv tuner in my e60, would it be a simple plug and play with a little software installation cheers.........
  14. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    I wonder if anyone here has installed an Alpine iva-d310 into a 2003 318SE saloon? I am looking for any tips, tricks, advice or help of any kind to get me on my way with it. I yet need to get the faica plate, Fakra conecter and also the right conection for it to work on the steering controls...
  15. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    so think ive finally decided on the unit i want. just not sure what connectors i need to buy. heres what i think i need: Head unit: http://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/product_m-alpine-ida-x305-digital-media-receiver-imprint-ready_p-23698.htm fascia plate...
  16. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi guys sorry if it has been already covered have searched but could not find a conclusive answer. I am looking to by a 530d m sport but realy want to keep my system as it has cost me a fair bit and performs realy well I hope some one can help, I have the above aftermarket head unit along...
  17. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I am trying to retrofit the steering wheel buttons and while I have got the stereo controls working, the installation instructions show a different DME/DDE connection from what I have in my car. The connectors and engine ECU are nothing like what is described in the retrofit document. Does...
  18. Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Ive figured out there are no rca outputs on the headunit so i connected up my system using the speaker inputs on the amp. Problem i have is there seems to be some sort of distortion coming through the sub. Any ideas on how to eliminate this? Thanks
  19. Technical Guides for the E36, E30 and E21
    Been wanting some for a while. Before the ccfl lights came on market, the old ones used leds to shine down a poly carb tube. Put some on my old e30, but these are heaps better. Took longer than I thought it would, but I thought I would share the job with you all. Grateful for comments...
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