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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 Wed, Oct-10-2007, 06:10:17 PM   #21
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no news on the install yet?
yeah i kind of left it hanging didnt i .. when i get back from lunch i will finish it...

long lunch...

some tools i used.. the masking tape was important especially when you first put the bootlid back on the hinges.. you need to close it very slowly while trying to watch both sides to make sure it is aligned at least enough to close...



note the masking tape.. this is after mounting the trunk to the hinges.. at least do a test close to make sure it will clear all corners.. i used the coat hanger and some tape to 'thread' the pigtail back through the csl trunk.. the csl trunk only has 3 openings as opposed to the 5 of the oem trunk.. but there is plenty of room to get the harness back where it needs to be..




you can see the 5 versus three holes of the csl trunk


the part numbers of the peices you will need to buy to do it like i did...
1 -(1) 61 13 8 377 213 *this part number changed to the one on the package 61 13 6 931 929 UNIVERSAL PIN TERMINAL UNCODED 3 POL (pictured)
2 -(2) 61 13 0 006 664 PIN-CONTACT 0,75MM (pictured)
3 -(2)Registration Plate Light: 63 26 7 165 646 (pictured)
4 -(4)Cable Socket: 61-13-0-007-449 green wires (not pictured)
5 -(2) 8-connector: 61-13-1-378-149 (pictured)
6 -(1) ///M3 logo : 51 14 7 893 655 (not pictured)
7 -(1) BMW trunk roundel: 51 14 8 219 237 (not pictured)
8 -(2) Trunk lid roundel grommet: 51148209932 for the bmw roundel. (not pictured)
9 -(1) csl trunk lid liner (available at any dealership): 51497896451 (pictured)
10 -License plate holder grommet(2): PLUG-IN NUT M5 2 46632347012 $2.79 (rubber ones) (not pictured)
11 -screws for the license plate frame came from local hardware store (pictured)

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5

9

11



this is the harness i made from numbers 1,2,4 and 5 which connected the oem pigtail to number 3 (plate lights).. not rocket science...






plug the green wires and the black connectors to the license plate lights before you install the lights into the trunk

the license plate lights installed...





by all means the most difficult part is aligning the thing after you get all the peices back on..
you really need 2 sets of hands ..
you put the tail lights and the trunk lights back on just like you took them off..
the trunk key lock thing twists back on.. make sure you get it flush...the first picture shows key lock not flush . the second one is the correct way... and take the time to clean the nasty trunk key lock.. i used qtips




reinstall the trunk latch and the key lock and reconnect the white thing to the key lock, the key lock cover does not have a place to be mounted on the csl trunk so leave that off......remember you will not have the trunk release wire thing back on there either, unless you decided to cut a whole through the liner to reinstall it.. i left mine off along with a couple of other things.

when you put the latch back onto the trunk just go ahead and tighten it.. because the adjustment comes on the peice that is mounted to the body of the car..

you have to loosen that peice in order for it to self adjust after you get the alignment where you want it..



then put the little rubber bumper screw looking things back in there.. screw them all the way down for now.. you will readjust them after you get it aligned and positioned correctly..they go in the hole to the right of the latch..

now using parts 10 and 11 from the above list put 10 through the bootlid..mine are not installed in the picture but the picture is where they go.. then use the screws (11) to attach the license plate frame back to the trunk



the next part is the hardest which is the alignment process.. there is a good thread on e46fanatics.com (here : http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=451941) which is the one i used and the bentley manual.. if i get motivated enough i may come back and post the process on here if you guys need it.. it is the trial and error part which i had to do several times ( like 15 or so) to get it close.. i still think i need some adjustment..

these are the parts i had left over...


final product and alignment...








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Thanks for the follow up on your DIY! It will definitely help me in installing mine!

What part are these two wires you have pictured? Is that item 2 from your list?

Items 1, 2, and 11 I don't have. I think I'll swing by the parts department to get that harness for a clean hookup for the registration lights. The rest that are in green I have already. Keeping the tool kit on so not going with item 9 (CSL trunklid liner).

Surprisingly, item 3 (Registration lights) that I ordered already came with item 5 (8-connector) so I have two extra ones.

I'm doing my install this weekend (finally). I got another set of hands to help me with the install, hopefully by end of day I'll have it on

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1 -(1) 61 13 8 377 213 *this part number changed to the one on the package 61 13 6 931 929 UNIVERSAL PIN TERMINAL UNCODED 3 POL
2 -(2) 61 13 0 006 664 PIN-CONTACT 0,75MM

3 -(2)Registration Plate Light: 63 26 7 165 646
4 -(4)Cable Socket: 61-13-0-007-449
5 -(2) 8-connector: 61-13-1-378-149
6 -(1) ///M3 logo : 51 14 7 893 655
7 -(1) BMW trunk roundel: 51 14 8 219 237
8 -(2) Trunk lid roundel grommet: 51148209932 for the bmw roundel.

9 -(1) csl trunk lid liner (available at any dealership): 51497896451
10 -License plate holder grommet(2): PLUG-IN NUT M5 2 46632347012 $2.79 (rubber ones)
11 -screws for the license plate frame came from local hardware store

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bob, nice work! OEM fit can not be beat ....
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what kinda camera were you using?
And how difficult were the install? scale from 1-10 being the hardest.
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Very nice write up for future csl trunkers. Bmwbob.....the right side of my trunk sit a little high..which area do you suggest I tweak??

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bob, nice work! OEM fit can not be beat ....
thank you sir.. that means alot coming from you... the expert diy'er...



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Very nice write up for future csl trunkers. Bmwbob.....the right side of my trunk sit a little high..which area do you suggest I tweak??

Thank you
your welcome .

as far as the up and down movement.. look at the link i posted the guy talks about moving his trunk up or down...
since i didnt mess with the up or down on mine i dont really know .. also daytonaviolet has done about a thousand of these so hopefully he will chime in..

these bolts pictured adjust the up and down of the trunk...



from this link...http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...sl+diy+install
this is required reading as far as csl installs go.. not oem so you wont need to follow everything but the adjustment is the same...


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what kinda camera were you using?
And how difficult were the install? scale from 1-10 being the hardest.
i was using a cheapy digital, minolta dimage z1. it has a great zoom and does super close up with good clarity, good for garage environments.
i would say it is a about a 3-4 .. lower control arms being a 9++ and anything with the word shim or pinion or backlash or preload is about a 10...


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Thanks for the follow up on your DIY! It will definitely help me in installing mine!

What part are these two wires you have pictured? Is that item 2 from your list?

your welcome

and yes sir that picture of the red and black wires is picture/item 2.. i relabeled the pictures to match better

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So the bootlid is on!

I found I had to use a t20 torx bit instead of the t25. And I have 2 screws I have no idea where they supposed to go

Don't have the tool tray installed since there wasn't a hole made for the plastic piece for the tool tray screw. I'll have to make a cut for that. I'll do that tomorrow or next weekend.
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So the bootlid is on!

I found I had to use a t20 torx bit instead of the t25. And I have 2 screws I have no idea where they supposed to go

Don't have the tool tray installed since there wasn't a hole made for the plastic piece for the tool tray screw. I'll have to make a cut for that. I'll do that tomorrow or next weekend.
what do the screws look like? are they from the tool kit? your alignment looks perfect. how many times did it take you to get it that good...
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what do the screws look like? are they from the tool kit? your alignment looks perfect. how many times did it take you to get it that good...

It took maybe 4 or 5 times to adjust. I had my brother to help adjust the position of the bootlid on the hinges. And it helps that the bootlid is OEM

The screws are self tapping type screws with a "built in washer" and not with the grey fuzz at the head (which are the ones for the tool kit). I think I know what where the screws go. I think the screws I have fastens the key lock for the bootlid into place. The key lock unit was pretty tight in place so it didn't seem like it needed the screws.
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