Just a video to show how easy it is to access the secret OBC on a BMW E46 and to show the digital RPM readout along with my vehicle's redline in 1st gear.
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position or hold when car is on
2. OBC should show "Test"
3. Use Trip Reset to select function 19.0 that unlocks all the features
3. Wait for display to show "Off"
4. Depress Trip Reset for 1/4 second and release it
5. With no delay press Trip Reset several times to select one of the following functions below:
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
1 Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 4nnn K-number
1.2 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 Not used
1.7 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 SI Data
3.0 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 Momentary Consumption
4.0 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters; Right sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 Temperature and Speed
7.0 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 Input value in HEX form
8.0 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9.0 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
10 Not used
11 Not used
12 Not used
13 GonG Gong Test
14 Not used
15 Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 Not used
17 Not used
18 Not used
19 Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 Not used
21 Software Reset; reset OBC settings
00 End of test
BMW programmable lights
Program the Intelligent daytime running light module (with a lap-top or home PC with serial port possible. With USB to serial adapter) to flash with virtually all of the lights you want to completely independently of each other when opening / closing the BMW with the remote control.
Get it here http://www.schmiedmann.dk/751/produkt/ELIGHT1.htm
BMW E46 Cruise control and steering wheel retrofit DIY
BMW E46 DIY Retrofit steering wheel with cruise control (MFL)
M47N (M47TU) 2004 320d
56 pin connector (new upgrade version) facelift
I wanted to share this video with all you who wants to retrofit a stearing wheel with cruise control. Follow the steps and you should be able to DIY.
This Video does not not cover M47 and engines before 2001/9. The plug in the DDE is a 40 pin on those models.
You need a lot of tools for this job, but most are common to a DIY man/woman :)
How to program / setup a new BMW E46 key fob 330 325
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A brief how to on setting up a new BMW key. This was done on a 2001 E46 coupe 330ci.
1) Insert new key.
2) Turn to the #1 position and back five times.
3) Remove key
4) Press and hold the unlock button on the key
5) While holding the unlock button, press the lock button three times.
Once these steps are done, the car should lock and unlock the doors a few times to let you know you were successful.
Once this is done, you can start the car and use the key as usual.
eas | aurora Angel Eye Installation Overview - 2003 e46 325Ci
Installation overview of aurora Angel Eye kit on a 2003 BMW 325Ci.
We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years. Everything from separate lightsources, CCFL tubes, failing inverters and LED kits with gaps and warranty issues with vendors. What happens when you can't find something for your BMW on the market that suits your needs?
You simply design them yourself.
Introducing aurora, an entirely redesigned angel eye kit for your BMW from eas - unlike anything else on the market.
aurora produces a fully uniform look using a 60 LED array, which matches most Xenon maps for an OEM look and are very bright - these can even be seen in daytime. You will immediately know another vehicle with a set after yours are installed.
1999-2003 e46 3-series Coupe (pre-facelift, non-sealed lamps)
1999-2005 e46 3-series Sedan
2000-2006 e46 M3 Coupe/Convertible
More info at www.europeanautosource.com.
E46 BMW M3
Beautiful interlagos blue M3 with Competition pack.
BMW E46 330d on max speed ( unplugged ) :-)
The result of a discussion, how fast a series E46 330d can go.
The car reached a speed of 256 (GPS ).
One can see on the consumption indicator, that the car is limited to 250km/h ( +x ). The steering unit stops the supply of diesel.
Bmw E46 oil level sender and Winter tune up
if your suffering from a yellow oil light shortly after starting your bmw e46 the briefly stays on for about 10 seconds or so there is a good chance that your oil level sender is gone bad. in order to change the sensor you need to drain oil so a good time is obviously when you do a oil change. other things i did was change the air filter, replaced the chipped water pump pulley and tried to find out why I get a secondary low air code.
BMW E46 - The Ultimate Driving Machine - Professional Photos
Photos with 3-series and M3 E46 from BMW.
All pictures are from random websites.. i didn't make them!
E34 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJxwUGl1MUg
E36 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL3ormFc6t4
E30 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRHrBFCTP4g
E39 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFFhl2ELZIQ
HOW TO: BMW E46 M3 Oil Change (Easy DIY)
It's rewarding to do work on your own M3 and Oil Changes are one of the easiest things you can do. I hope my comprehensive DIY instructions can give you the confidence needed to do your own oil change.
I suggest watching this video at least once before you start start changing your oil.
Ramps or Jack/Jackstands & Chock Block
3/8" ratchet with extension
6mm allen/hex socket
Torque wrench (18 ft lbs)
SCOTT Shop Towels
Oil drain pan w/ 7qt minimum capacity
Peake Research R5/FCX3-16 Tool (for oil interval reset)
(6) liters - Castrol TWS 10W-60 Oil (Part #07510009420)
(1) - Mahle Oil Filter Kit (Part #OX187D)
Turner Motorsport does a great job keeping the oil & oil filter prices cheap. Be sure to check them out when ordering - http://www.turnermotorsport.com/BMW-E46-M3/c-11-bmw-maintenance-parts.aspx
For everything else, I usually find Amazon.com to be the cheapest (& Tax Free)
These are the Ramps I have - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AMMN9O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=e0d8c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000AMMN9O
Oil Drain Pan - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AMGYNA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=e0d8c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000AMGYNA
The Peake Tool can be had for about the same price that any dealer would charge you for 1 diagnostic fee. Amazon is usually the cheapest place to pick one up - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CJE38M/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=e0d8c-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B002CJE38M
or Tuner Morotsport when they're running 10% off - http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-4090-peake-research-r5-fcx3-16-fault-code-reader-most-bmws-2001-2006.aspx
SCOTT Shop Towels can be found at Costco for a reasonable price.
And make sure you hit up http://www.blackstone-labs.com/ if would like to have your oil professionally tested. You can get a Free Test Kit here - http://www.blackstone-labs.com/free-test-kits.php (Highly Recommended - they've done countless tests for me over the years)
Here's my video for resetting the oil service interval - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPCdEBxg3ew
Feel free to post any comments or questions that you might have.
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BSW - Dynavin - BMW E46 3 Series Installation - Part 2/2
Purchase the Dynavin Install Toolkit here: http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/414/361/BSW-Interior-Disassembly-Tool-Kit/
Part 2/2: This video walks you through the entire process of installing a Dynavin Head Unit / Navigation / Multimedia Device in your E46 3 Series BMW ('99-05). The process is fairly straightforward and should take even a novice approximately an hour or two from start to finish!
Sorry we didn't film the relocation into the AC Controls slot. It's a direct fit on other cars and almost a direct fit on E46, but if you want it to be 100% factory you'll need a climate control trim piece available from the dealer. In this install we did not use the factory piece and it worked quit well. e46 is the only model that uses the OEM part and it's 51-16-7-001-408.
Please visit our site www.bavsound.com for more information. . .