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 :)
BMW Hood Emblem Replacement DIY Roundel Replacement Made Easy
I show a few different ways to remove the BMW hood emblem roundel using
items and tools you should have easy access to. I also go over some tips in
case the roundel does not stay in place once you get the old one off due to
the two retaining clips failing on the hood.
Removing BMW Door Panel & Replacing Window Regulator
Is your BMW's window not operating properly? In this detailed video,
Bavarian Otto shows you -- step by step -- how to remove the door panel and
window, and how to replace a faulty or broken window regulator, saving you
hundreds of dollars over what a dealer would charge for the repair. You can
find the BMW window regulator you need at http://www.bavauto.com/
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Unlock and TEST your BMW E46 3 Series OBC Hidden Functions DIY
Follow me as I check my Battery Voltage to see if I need a new battery or
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position
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 function s
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
# - example description
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 - Battery
9.0 - 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
9.1 - 242013+?
9.2 - 074_78+?
10 - Not used
11 - Not used
12 - Not used
13 - 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
2005 BMW E46 3-Series Control Arm Replacement
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In this video we'll show you how to replace the control arms and bushings
in a BMW E46. This job is also similar to other cars in the 3-series
lineup, including the E36.
How to facelift a BMW E46
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This video shows, how to renovate your pre-facelift BMW 3-series e46 to a
Pre facelift models: 1998-2001
Facelift models: 2001-2004
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BMW M3 E46 Roll-over crash in Nürburgring VLN race
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I pull the trusty pocketcam out just as the first few drops of rain fall on
Wehrseifen. An E46 driver loses control on the entry to the corner, and
ends up rolling all the way around. Race was the VLN #2 of 2012 and this
was only the second lap of a four-hour event!
BMW 3 E46 Bi-xenon projector headlight retrofit kit explained
Instruction video for the BMW 3 serie 1998-2005 E46 Mini H1 Bi-xenon
projector retrofit kit.
Want a Bi-xenon headlight in your BMW E46? Need more light in the dark?
Don't want to blind other road users with your plug & play xenon kit?
We sell this complete Mini H1 Bi-xenon projector retrofit kit, with a
unique designed adapter which makes installation very easy on the halogen
Advantages of a Bi-xenon projector retrofit kit:
* Much better light output
* Double high beam (xenon + halogen)
* No glare
* Lower energy consumption (35 watt instead of 55 watt)
* Luxury OEM look
0:01 Remove headlight lens. It unclips very easy.
0:15 Remove headlight insert.
0:24 This ring needs to be removed.
0:32 Choose the tools of your choice to remove the original H7 adapter.
0:46 Drill a small hole, this will be used for the Bi-xenon solenoid wires.
0:50 Remove the HID plug from the solenoid wires using a paperclip or other
0:53 Place the big rubber washer, guide the solenoid wires through the
drilled hole and place the Mini H1 Bi-xenon projector.
1:07 Place the H7 adapter ring. We designed this ring specific for the E46
headlight so it fits perfectly.
1:10 Secure the projector with the supplied nut.
1:23 Tighten the nut with some (needle nose) pliers
1:40 The E46-R shroud is built for this reflector. It fits perfectly in the
halogen reflector: See this video for shroud preparing:
1:58 Ready to go! Very OEM looking retrofit!
2:18 Place back the insert.
2:24 Click the headlight lens back on.
2:40 Original halogen beam compared to the Bi-xenon projector. Perfect
cutoff and wide beam!
This kit will fit on:
E46 wagon 1998-2005
E46 sedan 1998-2005
E46 coupe 1998-2003
E46 compact *The BMW E46 Compact halogen reflector is smaller in diameter.
You need to trim the shroud a few millimeter to fit.
Already have a plug & play xenon kit and want to upgrade? Then you can
still use your current ballasts, and the kit will be cheaper for you.
We have this kit in stock and can ship it to Europe and worldwide! Have any
questions? Don't hesitate to contact us.
phone: +31 (0) 341-820 220
BMW M3 E46 Predator Orion V2 Angel eyes
They do not flicker in person.
Where to buy:
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
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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
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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
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.
Changing The Power Steering Filter & Fluid On A BMW
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In this DIY and How-To video, we'll show you how to change the power
steering fluid and filter on a later model BMW or MINI. Follow along as we
replace the reservoir/filter and flush the fluid on a 2001 330xi,
The power steering fluid and filter are one of the most overlooked
preventive maintenance areas on most BMWs and MINIs. (Think about it --
when did you ever changed the power steering fluid on any vehicle?) On
BMWs, this system provides Boost not
just for the steering but often for the power brakes and self-leveling
suspensions, as well. Time and time again, we'll look at the power steering
fluid in a BMW or MINI and it is filthy! (Running on old, degraded fluid
will shorten the useful life of the steering rack/gearbox, brake Booster, fluid pump, etc.) The fluid should be
bright, clear red or, depending on the application, just clean and clear
One of the reasons this system gets overlooked is that there is no direct
provision for changing the fluid; therefore the job is a bit more tedious.
But it is not so tedious that it should be ignored. We recommend a biennial
(every other year) or 50,000-mile fluid change for the power Boost system. Additionally, most systems have
a fluid filter incorporated into the fluid reservoir. (A lot of mechanics
do not even know that this filter exists!) Change the filter when changing
the fluid. (This is also a great time to replace any leaking power steering
hoses.) There are three different fluids used in BMWs and MINIs; the
correct fluid is typically noted on a label on the reservoir cap. We can
assist in determining the proper filter and fluid for your BMW or MINI.
Fluid transfer pump:
Hose clamp driver:
Pig Mat, oil absorbent mats:
Scrubs In A Bucket hand cleaner wipes:
Power steering fluid (Dexron-III, in this case):
Power steering reservoir/filter:
Hose and hose clamps:
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9PM EST, Fri. 8AM to 7PM EST, and Sat. 9AM to 4PM EST).
HOW TO: BMW E46 M3 Oil Change (2001 to 2006 Model Years)
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.
Feel free to comment below and thumbs up this video so that I know to make
more just like them in the future.
I suggest watching this video at least once before you actually 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 -
For everything else, I usually find Amazon.com to be the cheapest (& Tax
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The Peake Tool can be had for about the same price that any dealer would
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or Tuner Morotsport when they're running 10% off -
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 -
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E46 BMW M3
Beautiful interlagos blue M3 with Competition pack.