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  1. Help removing rear seats

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi folks :) As the title suggests, I need some help removing my rear seats. Specifically, I can't work out how t remove the triangular sections either side? Can anyone help? Thanks in advance
  2. E39 Alpina B10 removing and refitting rear spoiler

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Any experiences when removing and replacing the rear spoiler? I understand there is a real risk the threads may be seized up and the captive nuts will need replacing in the fibreglass body of the wing.
  3. E90 - Removing Run Flats?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I purchased an E90 not so long ago and I'm wondering whether it's possible to just replace my run flat tyres with standard tyres, without having to code anything? If so, will my sensors still work?
  4. Is it worth removing my swirl flaps?

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey, So i recently opened up the air intake on my e46 to check to see if the swirl flaps had been removed or not. To my surprised they are still in place after 150,000 miles. Now if they have lasted all that time, are they worth removing? They seem to be jammed in the open position, is it...
  5. Noise from steering wheel after removing key from ignition???

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I have an 04 525i in great condition but recently a weird rubbing sound started coming from steering wheel whenever I take key out of the ignition & wheel rises to resting position, it doesn't do it on the way down when inserting the key nor while moving it to different positions while driving...
  6. Clearance for removing 5 speed gearbox

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Will be removing the gearbox in my car soon, need to know what lift height jacks or axle stands I need. Someone said 24 inches? What height have you guys used in your experience? Cheers Dave
  7. BMW E90 Removing NOX catalytic converter

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello friends, I have a BMW 318i with the N43 engine. It turns out the Nox catalytic converter is clogged and the mechanic wants to remove it and weld a pipe in place. Will it work? How about the O2 and Nox sensors? I assume there will be a lot of errors, right? Is there any way to fool the...
  8. Front speakers not working after removing Garmin

    Car Audio, ICE, Car Alarms, Mobile Phones, I-Drive
    Hi, I just bought a 2009 E90 whose previous owner had a Garmin GPS plus a fancy sound system as well. They removed all the nice stuff when they sold it, leaving the stock radio behind. Only the rear speakers are working though. I've upgraded the hifi to an Eonon Android unit (following...
  9. Removing Sport wing mirror

    BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    Hi guys, I've had a look at the Technical repair guide for removing the wing mirror on the E31, which states you need to remove the door panel trim and disconnect the cable - I assume the procedure is the same for the Sport mirrors and the cable just pulls through once disconnected? If...
  10. Removing 320cd air filter housing bolt at back

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Looking for some advice guys. For anyone familiar with the 320d air filter housing, there is a very difficult bolt to remove at the back in an awkward position. Is there a special tool to remove this, i can't get enough leverage at the right angle to crack the bolt. I have tried a socket with...
  11. Do you need to remap after removing swirl flaps?

    BMW Tuning Forum
    Basic question but something bugging me since I removed the swirl flaps myself. Should I have the engine remapped? It seems to run ok and I cleaned the EGR and put on a new throttle body (as it shuddered on engine stop) but I've since spoken to a couple of people who seem to think I should have...
  12. Removing dpf

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    I need to take my DPF of to inspect it as it is not clear if it's blocked or damaged. Does anyone know what is involved to remove it. It's looks like there are a couple of clamps and bolts and a few sensors. I am hoping it will just slide out from underneath when everything is undone but any...
  13. 325ti sport removing rear bumper

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi I've been looking around the forum on how to remove the bumper on my compact but the threads I've seen seem to contradict each other. I want to remove the rear bumper to change a reversing sensor. I can actually get to the one that needs changing without removing the bumper but I can't...
  14. High pitched continuous Alarm going one after removing fuse

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    My car had an issue which just occurred in the last few days. One morning the car would not start. No noise nothing at all. Changed the starter same issue. Changed the battery the same problem. So I went to check the fuses. When I removed number 46 fuse a very loud high pitched alarm type noise...
  15. E61 N47 - Removing balance bars and specialist tools

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    I need to remove the crank to get it my favourite machine shop and see if it's scrap or regrindable ? So I need to remove the balance bars. Does anyone who has done it have any advice ? Is it even doable by a DIYer ? I've bought the TIS software, haven't checked what's involved yet though. I...
  16. BMW E36 318i 1992 Having a problem removing the blanking strip from vacant relay?

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi, I'm trying to introduce front fog lights to my E36 1992 318i. When I checked, there was no relay so I set about trying to add one. The problem is, there's some kind of blank plate that needs to be removed before the relay can be added. However, I found it difficult to remove and didn't want...
  17. Can I test my aircon fan without removing it?

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi Guys, quick question I think...... The auxiliary fan that is used for aircon (and cooling ?), is there a way to test if it is working without removing it? Watched a couple of YT videos that always involve swapping it for a different one, but before I remove mine I wondered if I could check...
  18. 2007 X3 X83 2.0D N47 Engine - Removing Charge Air Pipes/Intercooler?

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Hi folks I have a small amount of oil seeping from the joint between the charge air pipe and the intercooler. I have got the new seal ready to go in. I have pulled the metal clip down and have been able to wiggle the pipe slightly to see it seperate however I havent forced it as its a solid...
  19. N62 engine -Removing water cooled alternator bracket.

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    If your 745i is over 80,000 miles or 10 years old the rubber gasket behind the alternator will be rock hard which causes the mystery oil leaks on the left of the engine. After reading various reports about unnecessarily lowering the subframe and removing wheelarch liners I thought it may be...
  20. Removing denim stains from leather seats

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    Hi I think that I have denim stains on my oyster leather seats - there is a purple staining that maybe you can see on the picture? I have tried auto glym, and I've tried dr leather, and I don't think either have really had any impact. These stains must be baked on good! Does anyone know of...