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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, May-29-2018, 12:19:25 AM   #101
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I removed all the hardware already. Just want to ask to the op when u removed the wiring was it east? Are the wirings on the driver or passenger side only?


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Not easy, no. I took out the entire interior, including the carpet and dash board.

Both sides IIRC.
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Default Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

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Not easy, no. I took out the entire interior, including the carpet and dash board.



Both sides IIRC.


Ok dang will leave it there. Btw were u able to install the avin already?


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Ok dang will leave it there. Btw were u able to install the avin already?


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No, I got hung up waiting on my new battery cable working its way through customs.

(my project is much more involved than the stereo harness delete alone)
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Default Re: Obioban's Avin Avant 3 thread (eventually DIY to delete all stereo modules/harnes

This wiring project is taking WAY longer than I expected, and I don't recommend anyone ever do it

That said, I like it spiral a bit out of control-- the project expanding to include redoing all aftermarket wiring, including adding it to bespoke fuses in the factory fusebox. Plus the battery relocation. And I'm redoing all the wiring in factory style tape bundles with factory mounting clips. Endless

Anyway... the end is finally starting to be in sight. Couple of pics, just for fun...

New battery location, along with my 1 pint washer tank (I rarely need it with how I use the M3 these days, but don't want to be stuck without any fluid). Battery is only 5.7 lbs, so it wasn't doing anything meaningful for weight distribution in the trunk. The battery cable that runs to the rear of the car is 8 lbs... heavier than my battery

Hopefully moving the washer fluid tank back against the firewall will undo some of the weight distribution change from the light weight battery



And the area that used to have the stereo in it. As a reminder, I'm losing no functionality losing all this stuff, as it's all internal to the intravee:



Hoping to have it finally back completely together in a week or two.
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I'm interested to see how much weight you get out with all this work... I considered something similar but then couldn't be bothered... also may be a bit pointless as I have minimum weight for my class of 1570kg (including fluids and drivers) so I kinda figured it pointless... given you already got to ~3000lbs (~1360kg) without the wiring harness and very few major mods impacting its street fitout I figured I could end up achieving similar without needing to chase wiring hahah... Although it doesn't change the fact that I am impressed and in awe of the level of effort you are putting into this project... it's gonna be sweeeeetttt
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