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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Sep-23-2017, 01:23:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By M3prof
Re: These lights came on today PLEASE HELP!

Probably a wheel rotation sensor. These are the most common thing to go bad.
Forum: E46 FAQ Mon, Jan-18-2016, 09:33:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,456
Posted By M3prof
Re: Evil rear end handling. Newbie posting

E46 M3 rear springs also break (it happened to me at 75K miles), but that should have been found by anyone looking for problems in the rear end....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-22-2010, 07:54:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,010
Posted By M3prof
Personally I like the ones that roll up when not...

Personally I like the ones that roll up when not in use and stay up largely on their own (due to their stiffness and the fit). They are thinner and lighter than OEM and look thinner and lighter than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Mar-18-2010, 02:07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By M3prof
The article the OP is referring to is by Mike...

The article the OP is referring to is by Mike Miller, a guy who knows his BMWs pretty well. That said I have seen Mr. Miller write in another article that the reprogram was for first gear and this...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Fri, Mar-12-2010, 10:17:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By M3prof
Some of the Parrot systems can be updated from a...

Some of the Parrot systems can be updated from a PC via bluetooth. I did the CK3100 in our Mini that way, sorry I don't know if can be done for a CK3000.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-09-2010, 04:23:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,347
Posted By M3prof
It's pretty hard to make an exhaust that is...

It's pretty hard to make an exhaust that is louder than stock when you are on the throttle but then as quiet when you are cruising, hence all aftermarket exhaust systems have more drone that the...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Thu, Mar-04-2010, 10:43:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By M3prof
With the CDTs I think you need to mod the basket...

With the CDTs I think you need to mod the basket to fit, even without the sunshade. Here is post about the basket mod:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=392755
There is not much choice...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Mar-02-2010, 07:23:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,119
Posted By M3prof
I have not done it, but I have read that it won't...

I have not done it, but I have read that it won't work: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=574190 . The CDTs (and similarly the Kicker Free Air subwoofers) require that that the magnet...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Tue, Mar-02-2010, 06:47:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,159
Posted By M3prof
RRT did my Autosolutions SSK install. Everything...

RRT did my Autosolutions SSK install. Everything went well. They seem to know BMWs really well.
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Mon, Mar-01-2010, 05:24:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By M3prof
The front doors have a tweeter and small...

The front doors have a tweeter and small mid-range speaker mounted together as in your picture. You can use a number of different tweeters to replace the stock tweeter (Rainbow is a common...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-22-2010, 05:10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By M3prof
As noted by Obioban, your car is too old to have...

As noted by Obioban, your car is too old to have bluetooth. You can add OEM bluetooth for a bit under $400.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=230898
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Sat, Feb-20-2010, 04:21:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,300
Posted By M3prof
The "Master Clear" function just wipes out the...

The "Master Clear" function just wipes out the previously paired devices on your phone (and other data), it will not affect the pairing process with a iBus based BMW TCU. You need to know the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-17-2010, 07:19:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,333
Posted By M3prof
I have an Alcantara steering wheel, you have to...

I have an Alcantara steering wheel, you have to worry about it if you want to keep it nice. If you do it can stay nice, but I bet you'd have to really baby it to get to 100k miles without it...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Feb-16-2010, 08:04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,300
Posted By M3prof
The sticker on the TCU looks like this (passkey...

The sticker on the TCU looks like this (passkey circled):
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/prof330i/original/M3-TCU-Label.jpg
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Sun, Feb-14-2010, 02:45:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By M3prof
This manual has the voice commands in it (it...

This manual has the voice commands in it (it includes extra ones that the TCU doesn't have like for controlling the Nav system). The TCU can do the telephone commands....
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Sun, Feb-14-2010, 02:42:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,405
Posted By M3prof
Excellent post.

Excellent post.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-10-2010, 06:43:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,532
Posted By M3prof
Mid-afternoon and still snowing hard in MD. ...

Mid-afternoon and still snowing hard in MD.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/prof330i/original/MandDogSnowstorm2-SM.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-09-2010, 02:54:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By M3prof
SIB is a technical service bulletin.

SIB is a technical service bulletin.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-08-2010, 10:04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,351
Posted By M3prof
The car in front of the Mini is the M (under a...

The car in front of the Mini is the M (under a cover). 10-20 more inches of snow predicted for Tuesday night to Wed.
http://www.bimmerboard.com/members/prof330i/original/MiniAndM-InTheSnow.jpg
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2010, 05:08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By M3prof
I compared the Pelican to the OEM hangers when I...

I compared the Pelican to the OEM hangers when I changed my exhaust. Functionally there were the same. I have had no problems with the Pelican ones since I installed them about a year ago.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-04-2010, 02:56:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By M3prof
If it's the BMW iPod adapter (and not DICE,...

If it's the BMW iPod adapter (and not DICE, Ice>Link or something else) you can start with the manual and FAQ
http://alphacars.com/Documents/Tech%20iPod_Owners_Manual_BMW.pdf...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-23-2010, 10:14:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By M3prof
Any of the later bluetooth modules from an iBus...

Any of the later bluetooth modules from an iBus based car from model year 2005 and beyond. Most people have been ordering the remanufactured one from Tischer (http://www.getbmwparts.com/) (part...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-22-2010, 06:26:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,494
Posted By M3prof
http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_as_ssk.shtml "This...

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_as_ssk.shtml
"This install takes 4 to 7 hours (figure an all day job) and requires a lot of patience and may cause skinned knuckles and over abundant use of profanity....
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Fri, Jan-22-2010, 05:19:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,602
Posted By M3prof
Do you have the Assist buttons on the rearview...

Do you have the Assist buttons on the rearview mirror? What happens when you press one of them? In addition for checking the wiring in the trunk which what really matters, you'll see whether you...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Thu, Jan-21-2010, 08:15:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,405
Posted By M3prof
I don't have direct experience with the 26 to 54...

I don't have direct experience with the 26 to 54 pin adapter needed for older cars. I am not sure that this is a readily available part, it might have to be made. You should ask for it over at...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-20-2010, 05:50:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By M3prof
One should note that the discussion of...

One should note that the discussion of brittleness and hardness of Ti is in reference to Ti alloys. Pure Ti is relatively soft as is pure Al. Most metals are used as alloys with various other...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Wed, Jan-20-2010, 05:36:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,602
Posted By M3prof
In a '06 ZCP car, you should have bluetooth if...

In a '06 ZCP car, you should have bluetooth if you have Assist and Nav. The bluetooth circuitry is part of the Assist electronics, in a ZCP car you need Nav to access the blueooth via the phone...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-14-2010, 09:38:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By M3prof
If you're looking for a stock section 1...

If you're looking for a stock section 1 (presumably to modify), you could also post over at E46Fanatics (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/) (and in the regional section for you). Section 1's aren't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-14-2010, 09:35:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,191
Posted By M3prof
You can get AeroExhaust AR20 resonators here: ...

You can get AeroExhaust AR20 resonators here:
http://www.aeroexhaust.com/index.php/resonators/sedan-resonators/ar20-2-inch-car-resonator.html
They have to be welded into section 1, using just one...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-14-2010, 04:27:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,191
Posted By M3prof
I think either Custom Performance or Rogue do a...

I think either Custom Performance or Rogue do a good job on rasp elimination. The cheapest way is to add 1 or 2 AR20 resonators to a stock section 1.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-14-2010, 04:24:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By M3prof
I did something similar, I put the V1 head unit...

I did something similar, I put the V1 head unit between 2 alarm covers (with some mods to the tabs inside the alarm covers) and then bolted it to the rear deck through a hole from removing the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 04:28:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By M3prof
The amp in the picture above is the standard amp...

The amp in the picture above is the standard amp for all the speakers in the HK system except the 6x9 subwoofers. The amp for the 6x9 subwoofers is a small box attached to the side of the plastic...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-12-2010, 04:27:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By M3prof
Mine works fine when it's cold; it's been in the...

Mine works fine when it's cold; it's been in the low 20's (F) at night here. I have lost satellite signal a couple times in past few months. When that happens the Nav shows the driving randomly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-11-2010, 09:46:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By M3prof
I bought a couple from Pelican Parts. I compared...

I bought a couple from Pelican Parts. I compared the to the OEM ones on my car and they seemed the same. $15 each.
...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Wed, Jan-06-2010, 04:27:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By M3prof
You might be interested in this brand new option...

You might be interested in this brand new option from China (sold by dabears2.com (http://www.dabears2k.com/) in US):
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=731767...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-05-2010, 05:23:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,280
Posted By M3prof
You should have the microphone already as you...

You should have the microphone already as you already have Assist. You might want to check the part number on the microphone to confirm that it's the same as the one in the post above, it's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-04-2010, 07:40:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,111
Posted By M3prof
I bought the 30% and I love it. It's a great...

I bought the 30% and I love it. It's a great mod, totally transforms the way the car shifts. The shorter height works great with the stock shift knob.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 07:58:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,352
Posted By M3prof
The E46 seat motors talk to the car body computer...

The E46 seat motors talk to the car body computer through the iBus, since the E90 uses a MOST bus, some of the functions of the seats may not work properly (like seat memory). This is (of course) a...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Dec-15-2009, 07:46:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By M3prof
The Intravee II replaces the CD-changer. I also...

The Intravee II replaces the CD-changer. I also believe that the BMW i-Pod adapter replaces the CD-changer, if so then they would be incompatible with eachother.

The Intravee II is by far the...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Mon, Dec-14-2009, 03:39:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By M3prof
The route most people like is OEM. Your car is a...

The route most people like is OEM. Your car is a bit old but people have done it. If your car is prewired for phone it should be straight forward to add OEM bluetooth for ~$400 (install it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-13-2009, 07:27:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,173
Posted By M3prof
You can start here for info: ...

You can start here for info:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=230898

More info here:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=8454838&postcount=18
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-07-2009, 03:08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,722
Posted By M3prof
I have taken to carrying a simple flat repair kit...

I have taken to carrying a simple flat repair kit in our cars, a pair of needle nose pliers, reamer, plugs and glue; total $20 + $30 for a pump for our cars that don't have one. I've fixed a number...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-04-2009, 08:15:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,668
Posted By M3prof
There a number of DIYs for angel eye...

There a number of DIYs for angel eye installations on the web, these show you how to get the front headlight lens off. Having done it myself, if you're experienced it doesn't take long, but the first...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-04-2009, 07:43:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,940
Posted By M3prof
The manufacturer of the mirrors has an exchange...

The manufacturer of the mirrors has an exchange program for a significantly reduced cost. Do some searching you'll find some threads here and on E46fanatics relatively quickly.

The leakage...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-04-2009, 02:18:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By M3prof
http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howto.php Look...

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howto.php
Look at the clear turn signal DIY, it's described as part of that one.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-26-2009, 10:30:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,714
Posted By M3prof
Problem of weird rattle solved. Turns out the...

Problem of weird rattle solved. Turns out the muffler had crack in it. I had it welded to repair it, no more rattle. I think it may have cracked during shipment, in hindsight I think it was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-22-2009, 05:33:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,284
Posted By M3prof
FYI as it's not obvious: The source that...

FYI as it's not obvious:
The source that Obioban gives for the LED interior lights gives in the original post of this thread:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=712652 is Euro-Division...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-21-2009, 02:25:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By M3prof
Here are a couple of DIYs. I put the boxes under...

Here are a couple of DIYs. I put the boxes under both of my seats.

http://www.bmw325i.net/inst_firstaid_box.shtml
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1098829

Rather than...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-14-2009, 02:45:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,048
Posted By M3prof
I sat in a Z4 M when they first came out, I'm 6'...

I sat in a Z4 M when they first came out, I'm 6' 2" and I could barely get into it. For me it was seriously small inside. I had the same experience with my friends Boxster. Another friend's 911 is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-12-2009, 02:20:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,048
Posted By M3prof
If I was going to buy a 2 seater (like the Z4 M)...

If I was going to buy a 2 seater (like the Z4 M) I would go for a 911 (996 or 997) , even the base 911 and a few years older to match the price of a newer Z4 M (if $ was the issue). JMO, YMMV.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-02-2009, 04:56:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By M3prof
I have the AS SSK and tried the ZHP shift knob (a...

I have the AS SSK and tried the ZHP shift knob (a standard mod for cars without an SSK as it is noticeably shorter than the stock knob) and I found it too short. I went back to the OEM knob, I find...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-01-2009, 02:43:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By M3prof
http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howtodetail.php?h...

http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/howtodetail.php?howto_id=25
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-22-2009, 05:38:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By M3prof
With respect to bluetooth, with a 2004 car you do...

With respect to bluetooth, with a 2004 car you do not have bluetooth. The Assist TCUs in MY2004 cars had a bluetooth pairing code and even a laminated card but the bluetooth circuitry was defective...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-18-2009, 04:37:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By M3prof
timexp99 is correct. In addition, if a sensor is...

timexp99 is correct. In addition, if a sensor is bad you should also get a long beep the first time you put the car in reverse after starting it up.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Oct-18-2009, 04:36:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By M3prof
Should not have any impact on the car other than...

Should not have any impact on the car other than sound. You are not changing to the flow characteristics of the exhaust significantly.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-15-2009, 04:57:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By M3prof
Sorry to see you go, M3 owners are *special* and...

Sorry to see you go, M3 owners are *special* and are what make this board so good.

Count me in on the Nav removal tools.
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Wed, Oct-14-2009, 08:45:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By M3prof
Ice>Link was pretty revolutionary when it came...

Ice>Link was pretty revolutionary when it came out but it was always buggy and problematic with respect to firmware upgrades (which sometime bricked it) and it's pretty old technology now. We have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-12-2009, 06:01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,122
Posted By M3prof
245/35-19 front & 275/30-19 is the most common...

245/35-19 front & 275/30-19 is the most common non-OEM size replacement for stock size tires. The number of brands of tires available in the stock size for OEM 19" wheels is relatively limited (18"...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Oct-09-2009, 05:53:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,122
Posted By M3prof
Note that ZCP wheels are the same size as...

Note that ZCP wheels are the same size as standard OEM 19" wheels, so the same tire sizes apply.

Here is a spreadsheet that outlines various tire size combinations. Also note that because the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Oct-08-2009, 11:51:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By M3prof
M5s came with a knob like that with wood around...

M5s came with a knob like that with wood around the leather. BMW sells a range of knobs (including this one) for people who want to change their knob. So it is OEM, it may have come with the car as...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sun, Oct-04-2009, 06:25:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By M3prof
WTB: Dinan exhaust for E46 M3

I am in the market for a E46 M3 Dinan exhaust in the DC/MD/NoVa area preferred (i.e. local pickup). Willing to travel further or possibly have shipped. PM me if you have one you are interested in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Oct-03-2009, 05:43:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,591
Posted By M3prof
Did you install a TCU or ULF module in your car?...

Did you install a TCU or ULF module in your car? With a 2003.5 it didn't come with bluetooth from the factory. My guess is that you installed a TCU and for some reason the bluetooth is turned off in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Sep-18-2009, 04:07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By M3prof
The rubber degrades over time, so if one is...

The rubber degrades over time, so if one is broken, probably the others are not in great shape. Might as well replace all 3.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-17-2009, 06:56:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By M3prof
I've heard $50 for the CDV delete. It's not that...

I've heard $50 for the CDV delete. It's not that hard. 1/2h labor seems reasonable.
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Thu, Sep-10-2009, 12:23:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By M3prof
To put a CD changer in an E46, you need one that...

To put a CD changer in an E46, you need one that understands iBus commands so the head unit can send commands to it to control it (and it can send information back so you can see what is going on). ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Aug-21-2009, 08:08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,854
Posted By M3prof
The Autosolutions kit has a very precise feel. ...

The Autosolutions kit has a very precise feel. You might want to read reviews of 3 of the main SSKs by a person who tried all 3.
http://m3.madrussian.net/reviews.shtml
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2009, 09:35:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By M3prof
I agree with Muscle, but I am pretty sure it does...

I agree with Muscle, but I am pretty sure it does have power seats without lumbar or adjustable width bolsters. The manual seat adjusters would be visible in pic #5.

Has HK sound
Has Xenons
Has...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2009, 09:23:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,343
Posted By M3prof
With respect to choosing tires the issue is there...

With respect to choosing tires the issue is there are not that many choices in tire brands for OEM 19" wheels in the standard OEM F/R tire sizes (note: tires on ZCP wheels are the same size as...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Wed, Aug-19-2009, 09:13:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By M3prof
Sounds like some part of your system has gone...

Sounds like some part of your system has gone bad, first thing I would do is disconnect the DICE unit and see if the Nav system is working correctly. If it does work correctly, then reconnect the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Aug-18-2009, 04:20:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By M3prof
With respect to choosing tires sizes the issue is...

With respect to choosing tires sizes the issue is there are not many choices in tire brands for OEM 19" wheels in the standard OEM F/R tire sizes (note: tires on ZCP wheels are the same as regular...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Aug-16-2009, 02:09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By M3prof
I think it works quite well and the integration...

I think it works quite well and the integration with the OEM headunit (Business or Nav) and steering wheel is quite well done.

Get a late generation TCU or ULF for the brains and the revised...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-03-2009, 02:53:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By M3prof
With respect to choosing tires sizes the issue is...

With respect to choosing tires sizes the issue is there are not many choices in tire brands for OEM 19" wheels in the standard OEM F/R tire sizes. The 2 non-OEM size combinations that make the most...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-03-2009, 02:45:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By M3prof
Depending on what size you have on the front,...

Depending on what size you have on the front, your traction control could be turning on because the the diameter of the front and rear tires is too different. If this happens the traction control,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-26-2009, 08:26:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 37,980
Posted By M3prof
Some phones are slow to get the actual bluetooth...

Some phones are slow to get the actual bluetooth name of the BMW TCU and hence just show you "unnamed device". It is logical that this is your car. If it is telling you the passkey is incorrect,...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Fri, Jul-24-2009, 07:54:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,121
Posted By M3prof
I think you can use the Alpine HD tuner with an...

I think you can use the Alpine HD tuner with an antenna splitter from EAS (http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=1566). The recently released new Intravee firmware (v6)...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2009, 04:52:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By M3prof
Interesting, the Mercedes specific tire has been...

Interesting, the Mercedes specific tire has been tuned for that car for some reason, slightly quieter, softer sidewall or some issue. Whether it makes a difference, Tire Rack might know.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2009, 02:42:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By M3prof
You could try the anti-glare screen protector...

You could try the anti-glare screen protector from this company, they make them for '06 BMW M3s (?!).
http://www.nushield.com/

If you try it, post a review of how well it fits and how it works.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2009, 02:39:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By M3prof
If your phone is compatible it should transfer...

If your phone is compatible it should transfer it's phonebook automatically to the bluetooth TCU module in the car. You can scroll through them with the steering wheel buttons (on a non-ZCP car). ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-24-2009, 02:33:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By M3prof
ZCP cars don't have voice activated dialing as...

ZCP cars don't have voice activated dialing as they don't have the talking man button on the steering wheel. ZCP cars don't even have factory bluetooth unless you also have Nav as the Nav head unit...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2009, 08:13:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By M3prof
Have fun, BMW bluetooth works pretty well. It...

Have fun, BMW bluetooth works pretty well. It doesn't do steaming music though, just hands free phone. Depending on your car options and build date, you also may have voice activated dialing. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2009, 07:51:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By M3prof
Bluetooth came from the factory only on '05/'06...

Bluetooth came from the factory only on '05/'06 E46 cars with BMW Assist. You do not have factory bluetooth with a 2002 car, though it can be added, either using BMW parts ($$$ but best...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-23-2009, 07:12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By M3prof
You need to know your 4 digit pairing code. Put...

You need to know your 4 digit pairing code. Put your phone in bluetooth pairing (search) mode, start your car and wait for your phone to see the BMW bluetooth device. If the phone times out,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-22-2009, 03:26:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By M3prof
It's an old module to let you use a Motorola...

It's an old module to let you use a Motorola StarTAC phone in your car. It's very 1999.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-15-2009, 02:01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By M3prof
What year is your car? If you have Bluetooth...

What year is your car? If you have Bluetooth maybe it's dialing the last number stored in the voice control phonebook in the TCU/ULF. It seems unlikely that the "old" woman is the BMW assist...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-12-2009, 02:56:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,588
Posted By M3prof
http://www.gominigo.com/NHLPB-main.html ...

http://www.gominigo.com/NHLPB-main.html
http://www.moweraxle.com/
http://new.minimania.com/web/Item/G2NMX7300/InvDetail.cfm
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-12-2009, 02:52:02 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,322
Posted By M3prof
http://www.Xoutpost.com/427650-post2.html

http://www.Xoutpost.com/427650-post2.html
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-09-2009, 06:37:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By M3prof
There are a bunch of posts discussing the ZCP...

There are a bunch of posts discussing the ZCP package and the relative merits. As noted it only came on 2005/6 coupes. The aesthetic parts and brakes can be easily added but the steering rack,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jul-09-2009, 01:21:07 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 20,914
Posted By M3prof
Had mine installed by RRT in Reston, VA last...

Had mine installed by RRT in Reston, VA last week. Wow what a difference in the way the car shifts! :thumbsup2: Only disappointment is that I won't drive the car for 2 weeks as I went on vacation...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jul-05-2009, 03:59:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By M3prof
That part number is a new Map DVD. It provides...

That part number is a new Map DVD. It provides your Nav system with new maps, not an upgrade to the internal navigation computer firmware that reads the maps and displays the images.

You should...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Fri, Jul-03-2009, 12:20:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By M3prof
I don't believe you can access the voices through...

I don't believe you can access the voices through a menu. I believe you have to code the unit with a program like NavCoder using your laptop and an iBus computer interface...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Fri, Jul-03-2009, 12:17:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,792
Posted By M3prof
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=6791...

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=679128

Doesn't quite match your order, but gives you some info. PS: I don't think you can adjust the radio brightness separately from the overall dash...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-03-2009, 12:03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By M3prof
People have posted here that they run OEM 18's...

People have posted here that they run OEM 18's with ZCP brakes. A seach would show you.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=232785&highlight=zcp+oem+18+fit
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-23-2009, 04:52:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By M3prof
Certainly you can go back, you reverse the...

Certainly you can go back, you reverse the process. There is a DIY on the E46Fanatics for retrofitting Nav (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=203145), you can follow it backwards. There...
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Tue, Jun-23-2009, 03:25:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By M3prof
You shouldn't have a problem with the TCU and...

You shouldn't have a problem with the TCU and only 2 antenna plugs connected. You don't need the Assist sharkfin unless you plan on installing a snap-in adapter for your phone (goes in where the cup...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-22-2009, 07:04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,891
Posted By M3prof
With a 2005 model year car and Assist you also...

With a 2005 model year car and Assist you also have bluetooth. Bluetooth is built into the communications module (the TCU) that also does the Assist function. For 2004 model year cars, some of the...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Sun, Jun-21-2009, 06:57:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 12,727
Posted By M3prof
Bethesda here.

Bethesda here.
Forum: Audio/In Car Entertainment (I.C.E.) Sun, Jun-21-2009, 04:17:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By M3prof
As I recall there is info on the web about this,...

As I recall there is info on the web about this, but you should ask Martin at Bimmernav.com (http://www.bimmernav.com/) what you need to do. Also post a question at Bimmerboard.com...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-21-2009, 03:04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By M3prof
I would say it almost for sure not the head unit...

I would say it almost for sure not the head unit (the part in the dash). That's just a display and control screen. It is more likely either the Nav antenna, the Nav antenna cable or the Nav head...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jun-21-2009, 02:56:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By M3prof
Friend of mine paid $1600 for the 30k service at...

Friend of mine paid $1600 for the 30k service at a Porsche dealer.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-19-2009, 05:09:03 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 74,322
Posted By M3prof
The car side of the bluetooth system can't turn...

The car side of the bluetooth system can't turn the ringer down (that I am of aware of), try adjusting it on your phone and see if that helps.
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