Here's how to the diagnostic test the diagonostic test on an E46:
1. Press and hold left button.
2. Turn key to at least 1 click. let go of left button.
3. Press left button again so "test 2" appears.
4. Wait about second and press left button again.
5. enjoy the show light show.
BMW E46 speedometer modification
I soldered all the LED's out and built in new Osram PLCC2 SMD's with 900 candela. I also replaced the DSC Light with an orginal M Logo
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 330i Secret OBC Function - Digital RPM
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
Audi A7 Sportback Night Vision Assistant
The night vision assistant uses a thermal imaging camera. Its black-and-white images are presented on the DIS display, highlighting pedestrians identified in front of the vehicle. If the night vision assistant detects a potentially dangerous situation, it will highlight the pedestrian in question red -- which is also visible on the optional head-up display.
Bimmian.com Colored Roundel Emblems
Our roundel overlays are the perfect way to change your roundel logo color because they fit perfectly, are not permanent, install in minutes and are very inexpensive.
Our roundels are computer cut out of the highest quality materials to precisely fit over all (and only) the blue area of your roundels.
All roundels are backed with a 1-year warranty against fading, peeling, or any other defect. These made to withstand all weather conditions and are removed with ease if you're required to do so.
BMW 330ci - Top Gear film style
A movie about my BMW 330ci inspired by Top Gear.
Filmed with a Canon 5d mk II.
Also check out my other video of the BMW 328ci
Clear check engine light for less than 5 dollars
More Tutorials on my CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/moccina
*This video is an EXPERIMENT I wanted to try on my car, and is for INFORMATIONAL purposes ONLY. This fix is for off-road use. The content shown in this video is not intended to encourage emissions test cheating. I enjoy the process of testing theory because you always learn something new, regardless of the outcome.
Using a spark plug defouler kit, I install a "buffer" in between the downstream oxygen sensor and the catalytic converter. Quite often, frustrated car owners get the P0420 code for reasons other than a bad cat. I have heard of people getting the code just because they removed the converter and reinstalled it. It can also happen if you run your vehicle out of gas etc... etc...
It is also common for car owners to get the P0420 code, replace the converter, and both o2 sensors-- only to have the code come back after 1000 miles or so. This can be a very frustrating, time consuming and of course-- expensive venture. Here is one way to resolve the issue. Good luck and have fun!
BMW Radiator, Cooling System, Water Pump Upgrade - E36 M3
http://www.AutoWerksofAmerica.com/ A BMW radiator isn't terribly hard to replace. While You're replacing the radiator you should consider upgrading other BMW cooling system parts like the water pump, the thermostat and the thermostat housing.
This DIY video shows that replacing a BMW radiator isn't hard. You can do it with a few simple tools and a little know-how. Many BMW owners like to perform preventative maintenance on the weak spots of the cooling system.
The main concerns are the plastic radiator, the plastic impeller in the water pump and the plastic thermostat housing. You can replace the water pump with an OEM unit, a unit with a steel impeller or special order a Stewart high performance water pump. Email for more info: sales@AutoWerksofAmerica.com