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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 12:32:15 AM   #11
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Anything specific I need to do installation wise? I just remembered I have pins 7 and 8 jumped on my cable to work on my E46s, could this be the issue? I'm able to read the airbag, body, cruise control and other modules just fine but the two I actually care about are the ones that I can't access. I was able to get tool32 to at least recognize the ABS system but anything specific I try just causes the no response from control unit error.
If you can read these modules your installation is fine. Now unless these are some specific modules...

Do realize now, US have ASC+T. The ABS/ASC module does require ads (so serial port laptop or GT1 setup).

On my 328’s ABS/ASC I can’t access it through usb, on ny (EU) M3 I can access the ABS module just fine (and DME on both).
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 12:36:12 AM   #12
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Tough to find an Avus Blue OBD2 car ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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I use a Genuine BMW Group Tester One and DIS. Not much help to you, but the older cars are more of a pain with regard to the usual online offerings. Mpar has the answers for this.
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 12:48:19 AM   #13
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Definitely try DIS first.

I prefer INPA if you don’t need test schemes and what not.

Specially the quick fault memory readout / delete all errors is handy as it does all the modules it can find with one click. No need to access each module individually.

It’s removed in later versions, but easily added to the menu.

And INPA is much faster than DIS.

Too bad the old SMG program doesn’t run fully in INPA, so I need DIS to bleed the SMG system.
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 12:55:40 AM   #14
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If you can read these modules your installation is fine. Now unless these are some specific modules...

Do realize now, US have ASC+T. The ABS/ASC module does require ads (so serial port laptop or GT1 setup).

On my 328’s ABS/ASC I can’t access it through usb, on ny (EU) M3 I can access the ABS module just fine (and DME on both).

Yes, I was able to code my S54 swapped touring with this setup so I'm hesitant to change anything as it works great on that car and my other coupe. I may end up just getting another laptop altogether if that is what it takes. This info matches everything I've found online to date, so I may just be out of luck with my current setup. From what I'm finding, 95 US model cars are a real oddball when it comes to diagnostics.

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Yes, exactly what I'm finding from my searches. Still worth it though, I love this car, way more than I ever expected to be honest!

A GT1 would be nice to come across but I don't know much about them. The sad part is that I don't even have any issues when it comes to the engine, I'm just frustrated that I can't read the DME for if/when problems do arise
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 02:23:46 AM   #15
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There are some very smart folks here, for those of us that have silly questions, this is the thread. Feel free to post your own silly questions.

Mine: Can you add an armrest to to a standard 1995 M3 console or do you need a whole new console?
I strongly suggest against it. It ****s up the ergonomics of the car so bad. Makes shifting awful. Getting rid of mine was one of the best mods I have ever done to the car.
If you need to have one though, you need to pick up the whole console behind the shifter, and the armrest.
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 04:47:55 AM   #16
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I have an armrest in my 1995, which a previous owner retrofitted in poorly (I think they used the same console) and it gets in the way of the parking brake handle. Even if it didn't I still think it feels off, and I want to go back to OEM.
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Old Fri, May-03-2019, 04:55:53 AM   #17
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My question. Will the Schwaben scanner offered by ECS read my 1995 DME and ABS system or will I still need to get a laptop with an actual serial port? I've tried reading via INPA, PA Soft and Barvarian Technic, but nothing has worked. Don't really want a third old laptop around, so the ECS scanner would be nice if it will read the 1995 specific stuff. I guess I should ask them directly, but curious if anyone has tried it.
You'll need a computer with the real serial port and the tinyADS interface...DIS or INPA as well.
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Whoa whoa whoa...calm down now, slugger, lol!
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Does anyone know which one is the correct part # for the Dove grey glovebox housing? 51168171271 or 51162260563....

A bit confused, is one leather and the other isn't?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...81#51168171271
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51168171271

Google image search this. 271 is the common one in all US cars with plenty of pictures. The other is something more specific and has no pictures.
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