Z3 and E36 Tips and Tricks
Some fun little tricks you can do with your e36 and Z3.
For info on the 6 numbers in the first test
BMW DIAGNOSTIC CODES
A built-in BMW, self diagnostic code gives the benefit of troubleshooting a
failure car component, the method to retrieve the faulty codes after Check
Engine light turns on. This method helps car lovers to pin point the
problem and replace the defecting component quickly and cost effectively.
It works on models that have same instruments and LED's layout.
Below here is the code table to interpret the meaning:
JBB - MUSK i KALI na DRIFT OPEN
Czekając na nowy sezon warto przypomnieć sobie rundę finałową
najlepszych polskich zawodów czyli DRIFT OPEN, już nie możemy się
doczekać co organizatorzy wymyślą na 2011
Chemical Guys - How To: Headlight Restoration
Products used in this video:
-Chemical Guys FLEX_443_9 - Hyper Flex Water Sanding Block & Restoration
-Chemical Guys GAP_V34_16 - V34 Optical Grade Hybrid Compound (16 oz)
-Chemical Guys GAP_V36_16 - V36 Optical Grade Cutting Polish (16 oz)
-Chemical Guys GAP_V38_16 - V38 Optical Grade Final Polish (16 oz)
-Chemical Guys BUFX_102HEX4 - Hex-Logic Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad, Orange (4
-Chemical Guys BUFX_103HEX4 - Hex-Logic Heavy Polishing Pad, Green (4 Inch)
-Chemical Guys BUFX_106HEX4 - Hex-Logic Finishing Pad, Black (4 Inch)
-Chemical Guys WAC_118_16 -- JetSeal Sealant and Paint Protectant (16 oz)
-Chemical Guys MIC_292_01 - Premium Grade Microfiber Applicator, 2" x 4" x
-Chemical Guys CLD_680_16 - Glassworkz Optical Clarity Glass Cleaner (16
- Chemical Guys MIC_MGREEN - Workhorse Green Professional Grade Microfiber
Towel, 16" x 16"
Kits also available!
Chemical Guys Tech Talk shows you the professional way to restore plastic
headlights back to the original crystal clear appearance. Chemical Guys
will show you how to wet sand the headlights and prepare for the polishing
process. Wet Sanding is performed with Chemical Guys Sanding block and
extra fine sand paper.
Next, the headlights are polished using V34, V36, and V38 optical polishes
using the orange, green, and black Hexlogic polishing pads. The Flex PE-14
Rotary Polisher teamed with the Evolve 4R mini backing plate has the
polishing power to remove the sanding scratches and restore the crystal
clear appearance to the headlight.
To protect the headlight from feature fading from sun damage, we use a coat
of JetSeal which is formulated specifically to protect the headlight
against harmful UV Rays.
Keep your car or truck looking great with Chemical Guys!!!
BMW Seat Airbag Light Fix,
I've had a lot of questions from people about where to install the bypass i
made in my other video(found here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2UqGJ_LK3Y) so i've made this video to show
you how i fitted it to an E46. Its pretty much the same for most other
BMW's and its very easy.
Simply tap the sensor you made, into the white and blue cables and tape
them up. Don't reconnect the old Blue and white wire plug as that will
cause the airbag light to come back on again. tuck everything away nicely
and if needed, use a couple of cable ties to make sure the wiring doesn't
get knocked by a rear seat passengers feet.
I had to use my INPA diagnostics machine to reset the airbag light as it
was a permanent one. If your airbag light is an intermittent one then you
will usually get away without needing to have the code cleared with
A little background on what this sensor is and what it does,
The occupancy sensor is a mat thats built into the seat and it tells the
computer if there is a person sitting there. If there are no passengers and
the car is crashed then it wont deploy the passenger airbags, only the
This sensor is well known for going bad and this is why it triggers the
airbag light. Unfortunately it costs upwards of 4-500 quid in parts and
labour to have the seat mat replaced but with this mod, the bypassyou made
(as per my previous video), or even bought of ebay etc will tell the
computer that there is a passenger in the seat at all times and will always
fire both passenger and driver airbags in the even of an accident instead
of firing just the driver one.
Making up this bypass is very easy and can be done very cheaply too.
As always, I hope you find this useful and feel free to rate it, ask
questions etc etc. :)
BMW 3 Series E36
This video is about the history of BMW 3 Series E36. On the video you will
see an onboard view from it. The driver is my father.
Programing a BMW Key
How to code a key for your BMW. This works for all I-Bus equipped vehicles.
If you're programming a second key you do the same procedure minus putting
the key in the ignition. So after you've done the first key simply hold the
unlock button and press the lock button three times WITHOUT putting it into
I've been away from this video for a while working on my website, and I
sincerely apologize for the unanswered questions. If anyone has any
questions please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to
E39 540i Instrument cluster pixels fixed
First test run before final reassembly, all pixels are finally back.
Materials used: enameled copper magnet wire 38 gauge, soldered to the PCB
and glued with Wire Glue (carbon based) to the panel. A thin layer of epoxy
to seal the glued wires. Procedure is as follows:
1. Remove the OEM cable, keep it for reference.
2. Clean both the panel and the board; credit card works well.
3. Cut enough wires to length, about 180 wires roughly 1" long, the shorter
4. Expose copper from enamel on both ends of all wires (I used solder bath
5. Set your panel so it won't move, use a strip of double-sided sticky tape
to hold your wires when you gluing them until the glue is dry.
6. Glue all wires, make sure there are no shorts.
7. Solder all to the board and test.
8. Apply a thin layer of epoxy over the glued wires to seal them
9. Modify the supporting white plastic piece so that it doesn't push on the
PCB board where the wires are now soldered. Basically the areas where the
rubber goes need to be ground off.
10. Assemble and enjoy!