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  • Birthday 11/10/1982

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    Howick, Auckland
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    E46 330ci
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    M3 conversion underway
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  1. Awesome thanks Brent, I wondered if that would be easier. I'll wire that up today
  2. I've trawled the internet without much luck - can anyone clearly explain how to wire in the e46 reverse lights after a manual swap? I've sourced a Bosch connector, soldered on 1m of wire on both tails, attached to the reverse switch on the gearbox, threaded up into the cabin. Then following some guidance online from an E36 (I have E46) I believe my next steps are to located the plug that used to be in the shifter, find the Blue/Yellow and White/Green wires and attach them to the new tails leading back to the reverse switch on the gearbox. I realise silly to assume E36 and E46 are the same, so thought I'd check here first. Thanks
  3. Thanks yeah I've dealt with Chris in rallying days, indeed a good sort. At the end of the day my brother's car was a $2k special, so got to be better than what's in it now for his budget.
  4. Anyone had experience with the Powered shocks offered by Suspension Tech? Little bro needs some shocks and these popped up on trademe. https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-accessories/bmw/suspension/listing-1692244873.htm On one hand I'm highly aware of buying quality suspension and braking components. On the other it's not a race car and more than likely produced in the same factory as other higher dollar shocks.
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    E46 K Bus Issue?

    Thanks M3AN, makes sense. Will get that out the way and pursue the other items
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    E46 K Bus Issue?

    Side question, I have removed the Steering wheel controls from the steering wheel. Could this cause any related issues?
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    E46 K Bus Issue?

    Ok so I pulled the battery off for 20 mins, and then pulled and tested each fuse while the battery was off. No blown fuses and everything in the correct location. Stereo does now have power, Instrument cluster has illumination, high beams and spotlights work So the problems I'm left with (I suspect not all related) No indicators/hazards/high beam don't show on dash Airbag & seatbelt light illuminated Central lock doesn't work Passenger mirror doesn't fold down I'll scanned it and clear codes before I do anything further, the battery has been in / out and flat in the last 6 months so no telling what is a red herring.
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    E46 K Bus Issue?

    Champion, thanks for the advise. That Z3 diagnostics page you linked makes for good reading.
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    E46 K Bus Issue?

    I've finally got my E46 330ci back on the road and now have the final electrical gremlins to resolve before I'm happy with it. I replaced: Steering wheel / airbag, seats (retaining the original tensioners and wiring), BMW business stereo has been removed and not yet replaced. All Pillar trims are removed for recovering. Issues: Airbag and seatbelt light on the dash Indicators and hazards work on outside but not on dash Stereo doesn't appear to have any power Passenger wing mirror stuck up Central lock doesn't work (not sure it did before tbh) I haven't yet checked the dash cluster for backlight when lights are on, or high beam etc; but the above + a quick google indicate a K BUS issue to me. Approach: I'm planning to unplug the battery, remove, check & replace all fuses, re attach battery before going further with the K-BUS. Is it worth getting my own Port Scanner to assist with codes? I've been looking at Bluetooth > iOS ones. Any other tips/tricks/suggestions appreciated
  10. A few people have asked so attached is a 2 tab spreadsheet of all the conversion parts I used / could remember while converting my 330ci. Also a TIPS tab. Notably the last tip, which is that it will cost more than you think, especially if you're a fussy bugger like me. This isn't gospel, it is a GUIDE. Hopefully it helps someone else out. BMWorld, HellBM, MotorSport Rentals, P&S Automotive and FCPEuro are great sources of help and parts E46 Manual Conversion List.xlsx
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    Quick Questions!

    Tip for replacing them if you don't have the 'special pliers' is to just grab some of these 'End Cut pliers' from the local hardware shop. Just be gentle enough to not cut the clamp....
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    Front end respray prices

    I have had one quote at a fairly high end shop for $1,600 inc GST. For context, that was including removal (bumper), repairing of 2 minor bonnet dents and usual stone chipping, respray and refit (bumper)
  13. Has anyone had a Front end respray recently? Bonnet, bumper, guards + blend if so what price and by whom? in Auckland pref Thanks
  14. Sorted thanks @HELLBM and @BM WORLD ended up skipping the clutch switch and running power straight to Pin 8 as suggested. Next challenge is reverse lights...