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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-17-2018, 09:47:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

"Any pics?"
No. And no host. :(

But in all honesty - it wouldn't be any more helpful than pictures of new OEM. The results I got are literally exactly like new.

The panels appear that way...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jul-13-2018, 09:02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Peeling/sticky interior rubber coating annoyance

FWIW on the door panel speakers -

I had the same scuff issue and reaction (it really bothered me). I spent a couple of months thinking about all the details and +/- issues. There are 3 options -...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-17-2018, 04:33:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Passenger Side Mirror Issues

I also had this issue after recoding. After ignoring it for a few months I tried again while I was coding something else. I found that I had coded one or two things in the wrong module or not coded...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Apr-28-2018, 01:19:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By hlmiii
Re: TE37 18x9.5 et28 18x10.5et30 White with or without Tires

og_m3 -

Are you still here? Are the wheels for sale?!
:-)

Thx. PM sent.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-24-2018, 08:01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,883
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-16-2018, 03:20:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Wiring experts, need your help!

Please check PM. Thank you.
Forum: E36 / E30 - Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Mar-02-2018, 06:49:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-03-2018, 04:09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By hlmiii
Re: SMG to manual conversion help in Texas

FYI -
If you want to take a look, my car will be at Houston Cars and Coffee tomorrow morning 2/3/18.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-02-2018, 07:21:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By hlmiii
Re: SMG to manual conversion help in Texas

I have just had my conversion finished here in Houston. Everything completed for OEM results at my request.

Runs - and looks - as if new at time of original delivery. Time and cost were less than...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Jan-18-2018, 05:35:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 36,778
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Bellhousings for SMG->6MT conversion

For reference -
Kevin's housings are recommended without any hesitation. Machining and finish are superior. Service and shipping good, also.

I've been involved with two examples. Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-15-2017, 04:14:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By hlmiii
Re: USB charger stays on

This.

The charger by itself will NOT drain the battery in any noticeable way.

If there is any other question about battery discharge due to time get a battery tender. It will more than pay for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-26-2017, 10:44:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Buying a car in MA temporary tag issue

MA is the only state like this that I've heard of. It's also pretty tough on titling+registering out of state vehicles.

I had the same situation some years ago. I couldn't come up with any...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-24-2017, 01:00:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,240
Posted By hlmiii
Re: OE CSL Air Rail

Supposed to be please ....
Geeeeesshh
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Nov-24-2017, 01:00:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,240
Posted By hlmiii
Re: OE CSL Air Rail

Pleaae check PM.
Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-02-2017, 07:35:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Removing stain from leather

Don't use a brush, as it will abrade the finish and possibly the leather itself.

A good cleaner + cotton rag may help reduce the appearance. As it looks like a stain it will probably not be able...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Sep-11-2017, 06:56:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,112
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Sep-10-2017, 03:50:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Steps to take to ensure flood car doesn't run into issues?

The best medicine is time.
The longer you can let it sit and dry out the better chances all of the electronics will have. Remember that wiring is higher than floor - it runs along center tunnel and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-22-2017, 02:13:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By hlmiii
Re: How the hell does the mileage countdown to inspection keep increasing

The door sill sticker says 41psi front and 48psi rear. So the dealer was just following factory instructions .....
:)
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-01-2017, 02:53:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,776
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jun-06-2017, 03:40:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By hlmiii
Re: SMG Pump under 90k miles

SpookM3 -

Please check PM.
Thx.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Tue, Jun-06-2017, 03:36:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By hlmiii
Re: SMG Pump under 90k miles

04yfz -

Please check PM.
Thx.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Jun-06-2017, 02:50:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By hlmiii
Re: CSL Airbox - Full conversion kit w/ Flap

Hi -

Please check PM.
Thanks.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, May-24-2017, 03:28:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,543
Posted By hlmiii
Re: 2003.5 Messing metallic on KIWI individual

I have sent you a PM with the question -

What is the name/color designation for the interior wood trim?
I'm looking for something for Kiwi.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-18-2017, 02:45:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Radarmirror fix now rattles like crazy

Have you contacted radarmirror?
It would take the same time to do that as to post here!

Good luck.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-21-2017, 05:11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Drawn out body shop repair, advice!

Excellent and damn near-perfect response. :goodposting:

Get all of your receipts, emails, transcribed phone conversations and visits (you can find those given a chance, right? ;) ), notes,...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Tue, Apr-11-2017, 01:53:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Kiwi Interior

Please check PM.
Thanks.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Mar-13-2017, 02:52:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,334
Posted By hlmiii
Re: OEM CD53 Business head unit AUX capable

I tried again. Have no idea where it went ...
:-P
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Mar-11-2017, 03:01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,334
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Sat, Jan-21-2017, 02:52:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,595
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Karbonius CF Airbox

Please check a new PM.
Thanks.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-28-2016, 06:22:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,346
Posted By hlmiii
Re: 99 BMW M3- Estoril blau/Mulberry Grey. Sunroof delete. 66k miles. Immaculate

PM sent with question about Mulberry.
Thanks in advance for help.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Dec-06-2016, 09:12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,157
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Best Glue to use to glue down sagging A-Pillar

Where is this $$$ number coming from??

I've purchased all of these trims parts several times - as recently as a couple of months ago - from my dealership and ECS and never paid anything close to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-02-2016, 03:52:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By hlmiii
Re: AUX Cable question for all electronic experts

You should leave the cable as is, with the resistor/capacitor intact.

You are correct: the head unit automatically detects the presence of the Aux cable load in order to create the "Aux" source...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-30-2016, 12:14:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,388
Posted By hlmiii
Re: CF kidneys, yes or no? PICS inside

I remain with s54cabrio all the way on all points.
:D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-28-2016, 12:00:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,388
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jun-27-2016, 12:41:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Need 12 Volts DC Near Rear Seat Ash Tray area (?)

100%.

Pull up Center Console Insert, the piece with cupholders/tray/coinholder. It clips into bottom - press sides of insert and pull.

The front carpet joins/overlaps the rear carpet in the...
Forum: Coding and Tuning Fri, Jun-24-2016, 12:52:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By hlmiii
Re: INPA

5 minutes on this Coding and Tuning subforum will answer your two questions.
Another 60 minutes will provide you with everything you need to know about using them.
With 1,817 posts you undoubtedly...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-24-2016, 12:44:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Alternator or Battery

silvergray545 provided a near-perfect diagnostic process. He's due some acknowledgement. :)

As with any issue start with the basics and work logically outward. Throwing work and money in without a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-10-2016, 01:02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By hlmiii
Re: HELP: Low voltage at fuel pump not sure what to replace next

Hmmmmm .... have you checked the voltages at other points: after the fuse box and at the connectors to other items (radio, headlights, seats, etc., that are easy items to check)?

The idea is to...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-31-2016, 01:41:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 356
Posted By hlmiii
Re: DSC Issues

First suggestion, which is easiest and cheapest - increase tire pressure.
Manual and sticker state higher numbers , especially at rear.

You're aware that the tire sizes you're using are a pretty...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, May-25-2016, 01:25:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Mirror dimming in cloudy weather?

IIRC, rain and daylight/headlight sensors will function normally with the mirror connector disconnected. They are both located outside of the mirror housing.

Possible functions of the mirror,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-13-2016, 01:39:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,232
Posted By hlmiii
Re: anyone done a nav to non nav conversion

You probably have a constant +12v wire interchanged with a +12v wire that is controlled by the key/ignition circuit. Basically - your radio is getting power to it directly regardless of any other car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-12-2016, 01:12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Rear view mirror replacement options for M3 vert model?

If you are thinking about retaining the same oval format in a non-leaking mirror, contact and send yours to http://www.radar-mirror.com/Mirror_Repair.html
Less than a week round trip, about $100.00,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, May-10-2016, 01:35:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Good Deal? Looking for my first m3.

All of this.

OP - do what he says.
Your learning about cars you don't want/don't end up with will lead to a better car and deal that you do end up with.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-06-2016, 01:52:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By hlmiii
Re: 2003 Phoenix Yellow M3 Good deal

:drool:



It's the only appropriate response ....
:D
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-29-2016, 01:45:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By hlmiii
Re: New front grilles?

Stay with BMW if at all possible.

All three of the 3rd-party aftermarket grilles I've tried are not quite as good as OEM. They all have slight fitment and quality issues. Every time I've ended up...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Apr-27-2016, 01:15:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By hlmiii
Re: best fix for slow tire leak?

I've had the exact same problem a couple of times over the years.
The solution was to have the tire removed from and remounted on the wheel. Getting a good seal is evidently not a given. Different...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Apr-21-2016, 12:56:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Non-M Rear View Mirror

Yes. Plug and play.

I've made the swap both ways, more than once.
Note that simply installing a mirror with the SOS button does not give you that capability. Factory (or refit) option is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-15-2016, 01:51:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,078
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Show off your permanent fix for saggy pillars

"just turn it about 1/8 of a rotation a time"
Yeah ... it is a real PIA. The glass does prevent almost any kind of access, especially at the bottom. I briefly considered removing it after about...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-08-2016, 01:03:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,879
Posted By hlmiii
Re: 494 miles E46 M3

He gets it!
:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-09-2016, 02:14:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Remote lock receiver location

Did the search for you. Here's the process -
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost.php?p=1067333486&postcount=12
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-09-2016, 02:11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Remote lock receiver location

To be technically accurate: the remote signal is picked up by the rear window antenna. The received signal is routed to the antenna receiver/amplifier in the left rear C-Pillar (left rear fender on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-09-2016, 01:48:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Flat tire light/sensor

Definitely do this:
- confirm/correct tire pressure on all tires
- reset TPM

To reset:
- with engine running confirm that TPM indicator in instrument cluster is red (or yellow)**
- press and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Mar-04-2016, 01:52:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,157
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Aux cable randomly cuts out

When this happened to me I eventually found that there was an incorrect/improper connection somewhere.

The head unit detects the OEM Aux cable automatically, simply through the fact that the cable...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-25-2016, 01:27:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,737
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Underhood clearcoat? Yes or no.

Yes, as of a couple of months ago. Bought out of a dealership in Ohio - Erwin Dodge in Troy, OH. Very good experience, BTW.

As Mr. Wolfe wrote clearcoat was not used in the interior of the engine...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-24-2016, 04:28:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,737
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Underhood clearcoat? Yes or no.

Just ran across this thread.

Addition - we do have at least one 2006 PY car with a clearcoated engine bay and hood.
VIN WBSBL93466PN64859
Production Date 1/30/06
Individual Color
Clear sticker...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Feb-12-2016, 01:12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,017
Posted By hlmiii
Re: i want to be a fan of TTFS but.....

Frank and TTFS provide a truly superior product and a personal tuning service that is unique. Whatever the short wait you are having will be worth it.

What is provided is ultimately something for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-08-2016, 02:30:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Am radio reception was good, now very bad.

The very first, easy, basic and necessary issue to check is the antenna input connection at the rear windshield.

It is the multiwire connection at the lower left base of the window. The wires...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-19-2016, 01:19:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,054
Posted By hlmiii
Re: M3 Engine blew at 153K Miles

:)

Im3allin - life is packed full of lessons and skills if you are willing to tune into them. Your being young makes them even more valuable.
The cost of getting your M3 back on the road will be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-11-2015, 01:28:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,712
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Tire size help 18" e90 219m question

Looks good.

I have an OEM set of these 9x wheels that are in my way.
Someone give me a lowball offer + shipping and they are yours.

Small amount of rash on three of them. Perfect mechanical...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-08-2015, 03:23:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,758
Posted By hlmiii
Re: FS Double Money IB E46

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/car-chat/417710-the-e46-m3-thread-2.html#post4370794
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-02-2015, 01:48:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By hlmiii
Re: So I thought the M3 was lonely...

Ha!

You have my empathy, although not my sympathy ...
:tongue:

You'll find this will work, and prevent about five weeks of feeling silly * -
1) open door
2) turn around so your back is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-13-2015, 02:14:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,963
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Evolve CSL roof install

drp2014 - you got that!
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-13-2015, 02:10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Purchase Help - Info on Car and Dealer

Thank you again, guys.
Especially M3Maxwell.
Looking at alternatives.

Have a good weekend.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-12-2015, 02:15:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,963
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Evolve CSL roof install

Now there's a real reference for reliability ....
:lolhit:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-12-2015, 02:11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By hlmiii
Re: OEM car cover or....?

Yes, that's the one I was describing.

You might find it cheaper. But any worthwhile cover - especially including good non-OEM ones - will be similarly-priced. Cheap ones will not protect...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 07:21:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Purchase Help - Info on Car and Dealer

Thanks.

Yes, the records reflect history. Almost perfect - 1200 initial M service, Inspection 1 and Inspection 2 timely completed, routine maintenance done, typical E46 items replaced, 4-year end...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 03:04:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,563
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Considering buying this 2005 PY M3 Coupe. Thoughts?

Saw that one yesterday, I think.
It appears it is now at a Dodge dealership in Troy -
http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/651323287/overview/

PM sent. Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 02:52:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Purchase Help - Info on Car and Dealer

Thank you, guys.

I have not (yet) heard back from Kaiv.
>>Anyone able to take a look at this? For compensation.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-11-2015, 02:44:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By hlmiii
Re: OEM car cover or....?

No. There are two BMW covers. The thicker one with the matte finish and embossed dots is for outdoor. Designed for and very good at outdoor protection.

The thinner shiny one ("Display Cover") is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 03:18:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Purchase Help - Info on Car and Dealer

Lol. Don't reinforce my instinct ...
I'm trying to take control of what I want to do and replace it with some patience and wisdom. :lolhit:

Very good. Thank you.

Thanks so far. Any more...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-10-2015, 02:42:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By hlmiii
Purchase Help - Info on Car and Dealer

I'd greatly appreciate anyone's knowledge and/or experience with a Phoenix Yellow car being sold. I have done everything I can on from afar, and would like any further information/input before I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-28-2015, 01:47:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,181
Posted By hlmiii
Re: FedEx lost my wheels

:hmm:

There are many excellent, first rate people - attorneys and staff - who work in the public sector of the legal profession. Many of them do it because they like the work and they like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-19-2015, 02:40:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,721
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Got an M3, wondering what these parts are...

Re response post from CLAWHAMM3R -
Excellent - direct, accurate and explained.
Welcome, OP. You owe Claw.
:thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-06-2015, 02:15:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Need some info on this part

Yes, it can be removed permanently, but .....

1 - fuel system vapors will be vented directly and immediately outside. This means into all parking lots, your garages and any closed areas. It will...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Sep-17-2015, 01:54:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,081
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Just bought my first M3.

Side note for those who are in the same situation, especially for the first time -

This is simply not true. There is no courtroom or mediation process in this country that would support such a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-24-2015, 04:39:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Need help sorting out "categories" on BMW Business CD Sirius

Sorry about that.
I ended up shorthanding "Select"I guess. ;-)

On the Navigation front end there is a button "Select"

I do not know exactly how that can be accessed on the Business Radio. It...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-20-2015, 01:24:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Need help sorting out "categories" on BMW Business CD Sirius

- The BMW Sirius receiver does have categories. These are established by Sirius; the receiver simply displays the structure.

- To access categories you need to use "Sel" when "Channel xxx" is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 07:33:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Sirius XM Radio for 2005 E46 M3

:thumbsup2:

It does take the personnel some sort of thought and effort, along with the entry level desire to do those two things. ;)

Ask for more if needed.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 07:27:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Car under warranty from rod bearing recall, manager refuses to fix covered issue?

The Rod Bearing Replacement was a Service Action item.
The included warranty provision is an extension of the original warranty.

The warranty period and mileage was extended to 6 years/100,00...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 07:03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Sirius XM Radio for 2005 E46 M3

The kit is separate and different from the Sirius receiver.

Just to be clear -
Receiver is 65120398140 It has a related OEM Part No. of 65120439437***
Installation Kit is 84110141976 ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 02:39:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,976
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Has anyone tried importing a CSL?

No, we don't know for a fact that it failed. I am only saying that just because there is no formal designation of failure does not mean that the car was not presented in some manner to the NHTSA, for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-19-2015, 02:01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Sirius XM Radio for 2005 E46 M3

I did this a couple of years ago in my '05 M3. It is doable and fairly simple.
No models came with a satellite antenna prewired. See below, though.

The OEM Sirius receiver module is still...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 08:59:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,976
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Has anyone tried importing a CSL?

Nuts? Definitely NOT!!

Not from me. Not only will it take less time and money than an import, but you should do it. Like climbing Mt. Everest - it is theoretically possible, therefore it has to be...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 07:59:25 PM
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Views: 4,976
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Has anyone tried importing a CSL?

And that, too!
:thumbsup2:

At the end of it all importing a car from anywhere other than Canada can't be rationalized, justified or even enjoyed from a financial standpoint. You do it because you...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-17-2015, 06:58:28 PM
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Views: 4,976
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Has anyone tried importing a CSL?

The CSL fails on both rarity and technological significance.

Per NHTSA usage "rare" means very close to unique in a fairly broad sense. The design and engineering must be significantly different...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jul-28-2015, 12:42:24 PM
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Views: 2,858
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Frank Smith or Epic?

Tuning Tech. No reason to go anywhere else.

The software/tune is excellent. Easy to use and carefully set up.

The customer service is the best I've had from any business. The company - Frank...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-20-2015, 01:40:53 PM
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Views: 176,258
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Rear view mirror question...

FWIW - I have removed close to 2 dozen mirrors on various cars (1995 - 2012) by twisting them. ALL removals have been successful, with no issues.

I would never attempt removal by hitting the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jun-12-2015, 05:15:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Just got my 2004 M3 manual new kid taking advice

Driving School!

You just grabbed a great car. The only way you can honor it, use its capabilities and protect you + your ride is to learn what both of you can do.

You spent a lot of time and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jun-04-2015, 02:26:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Headlight condensation- can't figure it out.

Thoughts -

When doing this work pick a non-humid day. Sunlight is good, too. You don't want to have the units open, then cover/seal them up with humid air inside.
When apart wipe any moisture...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-03-2015, 01:38:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Rear view mirror repair

^ This.
I've used him several times, all with 100% perfect success, reliability and 4-5 day turnaround. The mirror is returned better than new (literally) with no sign of work.

1 - visit website...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-15-2015, 05:27:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By hlmiii
Re: ground locations

:)

Just to be clear - "the specific electrical grounds" that you are looking for are dependent upon what you are trying to do. A direct ground to the chassis or -12v cable, for instance, should...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-15-2015, 04:47:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By hlmiii
Re: ground locations

As a basic starting point, virtually ANY metal piece which is in contact with any other conductive metal piece that directly or indirectly/secondarily carries the -12 voltage will function as a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, May-14-2015, 02:18:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Nav Antenna Location w/sun screen

All of the antennae are routed through one unit called "amplifier" - a 6"x4"x3/4" box with several coax+FAKRA (small coax wire) connectors.

No Navigation -
In a coupe that box is located in the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-28-2015, 02:08:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,752
Posted By hlmiii
Re: ECS TUNING customer service sucks

MommEEEEE ...
The little girl next door said she didn't like my socks. It upset me. You have to go yell at her for me 'cause now I'm too scared to get on the bus tomorrow. :cry:

(Back to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-06-2015, 02:35:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Auto-dimming mirror

In daylight ... can you see any "sections" or "lines" or "bubbles" in the mirror?
If so the fluid has leaked.

Quick, cheap and near-perfect repair and results:
http://www.radar-mirror.com/...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-24-2015, 02:08:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,441
Posted By hlmiii
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-02-2015, 04:16:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Losing All Electrical Power on Ignition

Pnick is exactly on target.

You need to have checked the integrity of the wire(s) itself, their termination to the connector(s) themselves and the connection to the battery terminal. All points of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-09-2015, 02:56:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,918
Posted By hlmiii
Re: Imola M3 Obituary

Yes, if you want to be reimbursed/paid for your loss through the insurance claim process.

The company declares that the car is not worth fixing, establishes (with owner input) a market value prior...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-03-2014, 03:05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By hlmiii
Re: headlight dew please help

Try using the small white bags of silica crystals that often accompany shoes, electrical components, and other consumer items.

During my installation of angel eyes about two years ago, I decided...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-20-2014, 02:16:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By hlmiii
Re: CSL Grills

Hellyeah. :tongue:

A few years ago I was out exercising with my E92 Coupe on a long stretch of West Texas highway at around 150+ mph. At one point I heard a couple of knocks. Car didn't care, so...
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