Unlock and TEST your BMW E46 3 Series OBC Hidden Functions DIY
Follow me as I check my Battery Voltage to see if I need a new battery or alternator.
Instructions to access the hidden OBC functions:
1. Hold Trip Reset while turning ignition key to on position
2. OBC should show "Test"
3. Use Trip Reset to select function 19.0 that unlocks all the features
3. Wait for display to show "Off"
4. Depress Trip Reset for 1/4 second and release it
5. With no delay press Trip Reset several times to select one of the following function s
BMW E46 On-Board Computer (OBC) Hidden Codes
# - example description
1 - Car Engine and cluster data
1.0 - 46nnn Chassis nr/VIN serial number (last 5 digits)
1.1 - 4nnn K-number
1.2 - 690236 Cluster Part #
1.3 - 045210 Coding (04)/diagnosis (52)/bus index (10)
1.4 - 1200 Week (12)/year of manufacture (2000)
1.5 - 09_160 Hardware (09) and software # (16.0) of cluster
1.6 - Not used
1.7 - 04__44 CAN-version (04) KI-revision index (44)
2 - (test) Cluster System Test - Activates the gauge drivers,
indicators and LEDs to confirm function
3 - SI Data
3.0 - 1098 Used fuel in liters since last SI (Service Inspection)
3.1 - 0231 Periodic inspection days; elapsed days (since last SI)
4 - Momentary Consumption
4.0 - 0145+ Instant fuel consumption - 0145=14.5 liters/100km
4.1 - 0018 Instant fuel consumption - 0018=1.8 l/Hour
5 - Distance Gone Consumption
5.0 - 082 Average mileage; 082=8.2 liters/100km
5.1 - 0536 Calc. km to refuel (momentary distance to go)
6 - Fuel Level sensor inputs in liters
6.0 - 109330+ Fuel level averaged; Left half sensor input=10.9 liters; Right sensor input=33.0 liters
6.1 - 0439+ Total tank level averaged; vlgs 6.0: 10.9+33.0=43.9 liters
6.2 - 0442+ Indicated value (44.2) and tank phase
7 - Temperature and Speed
7.0 - 021+ Coolant/Engine temperature (2.1C)
7.1 - 130 Ambient/Outside temperature - chg met 5 pts. 125/130/135
7.2 - + Engine speed / Current RPMs 1/min
7.3 - + Vehicle speed / Current Speed in km/hour
8 - Input value in HEX form
8.0 - 1d0+ System voltage ADC-Value Hex code
8.1 - 26C33C+ ADC Values HG left/HG right
8.2 - 0000 ADC Value brake degradation sensor (000=o.k.)
8.3 - 18C ADC Value outside temperature
9 - Battery
9.0 - 140 Battery Voltage - 140 = UB 14.0v
9.1 - 242013+?
9.2 - 074_78+?
10 - Not used
11 - Not used
12 - Not used
13 - Gong Test
14 - Not used
15 - Status cluster I/O-ports (bit codes) 0=low; 1=high
1st-belt contact, seat belt fastened=0; 2) ignition lock contact, key inserted=0; 3) door contact, door open=0; 4) clock button pressed=0; 5) SI reset=0, for reset=0; 6) EGS transmission failure=0
Status Digital Outputs (bits) 0=inactive, 1=active
1) Gong output; 2) Brake warning lamp; 3) Low fuel warning lamp; 4) EGA lamp; 5) seat belt lamp; 6) manipulation dot
16 - Not used
17 - Not used
18 - Not used
19 - Lock Status; unlocks functions in range 3-18
19.0 - L-On/L-Off Unlock: press button when "L-Off"
20 - Not used
21 - Software Reset; reset OBC settings
00 - End of test
BMW DIAGNOSTIC CODES
A built-in BMW, self diagnostic code gives the benefit of troubleshooting a failure car component, the method to retrieve the faulty codes after Check Engine light turns on. This method helps car lovers to pin point the problem and replace the defecting component quickly and cost effectively. It works on models that have same instruments and LED's layout.
Below here is the code table to interpret the meaning:
BMW 325i Ugly Hazy Headlight Restoration by Headlight Restoration Service Florida
This BMW 325i headlights restoration took a doing. These headlights had passed the yellow stage gone through the hazy cloudy stage of oxidation. They were among the worst headlights that we have ever restore. Never the less we were able to give these headlights a new look after our headlight restoration service. Fixmyheadlights.com have been restoring headlights in south Florida in the Miami Dade, Broward county area for the past 3 years. The headlights in this video were restored in Lauderhill Florida close to Coral Springs Tamarac and Sunrise. Mr Parks was very happy and pleased with our headlight restoration service. His headlights in a like new look condition dramatically improved the appearance of his car and also increased his SAFETY as well.
BMW Key Initialization Procedure
This procedure will work for all keys that are not the square style key. This is the full procedure on how to initialize your old or new keys or to add a key to the vehicle. This would be for 3 series, 5 series, X3, X5, and 7 series.
BMW E46 3 series Front Brake Replacement
View BMW Repair Tech Tips - follow this link: http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/brake/files/BMW_3_Series_Front_Brake_Replacement_Video.php
This video shows the steps to replacing the Front Brakes on your E46 3 Series, this video would also pertain to most every other BMW model equipped with Factory Original Brake Calipers and Rotors.
BMW E46 Rough idle. Air problem?
Uploading a video to show some people how my car acts.
When I first start it with a cold engine it always dies out. Second time around it will stay alive but almost choke as you can see. After that the idle is very unstable
Pt 1/2: BMW E46 3 Series '98-2006 - iPod / iPhone Kit - Mediabridge / DUO Install Guide
http://www.bavsound.com/ | Part 1/2. This video covers the complete process for installing a DICE Mediabridge or DUO Multimedia Kit and Bluetooth Microphone in an E46 3 Series BMW (other late model BMWs are similar but we release specific videos all the time). Simple to install these kits provide iPod/iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth voice and music streaming, USB input, Aux Input and Satellite Radio (in the case of the DUO, iPhone/iPod and Sat Radio Only) in your 3 Series or M3.
Replacing Your BMW Valve Cover Gasket
Anthony and Raj taking you through the steps on how to replace a valve cover gasket on a 2000-2005 E46 Series BMW. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, just leave me a message or comment below.
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How To Recharge Your BMW 3 Series AC System BMW E46 1998 - 2006
Recharging The A/c System
CAUTION: The high side of the A/C system is under considerable pressure. If a can of refrigerant is connected to the high side service fitting, it may explode! The system must therefore be recharged by using the low side service fitting only. If you are not sure which fittings are which, do not attempt to recharge your air conditioner yourself. Wear eye protection and avoid direct contact with the refrigerant as it can cause frostbite on bare skin.
The basic recharging procedure goes as follows:
1. Identify the low side service fitting.
2. Determine the type of refrigerant required by the system. On most 1993 and older vehicles, this would be R12. On most 1994 and newer vehicles, it would be R134a.
CAUTION: R12 and R134a refrigerants are incompatible and must not be intermixed. Use the type of refrigerant required for your A/C system only. On most 1993 and newer vehicles, there's an identification decal or sticker that tells what kind of refrigerant is required. Also, the size and design of R134a and R12 service fittings are different to avoid cross-contamination.
3. Connect a can of refrigerant to a gauge set or recharging hose and valve set. Follow the equipment supplier's directions for making the connections.
4. Open the valve momentarily on the gauge set or hose to blow all air out of the line (this is necessary to keep from introducing air and moisture into your A/C system).
5. Connect the gauge set or hose to the low side A/C service fitting on the vehicle. This is usually located near the receiver/drier or accumulator, or suction side of the compressor.
6. CAUTION: Make sure the can of refrigerant is held in the upright position so only vapor enters the line. Do not tip the can sideways or upside down as doing so will allow liquid to enter the low pressure side of the A/C system (This may cause damage to the A/C compressor). Also, never heat the can to make it empty faster as doing so may cause the can to explode.
7. Start the engine and turn the A/C system on high. The compressor should be engaged or cycling on and off (it may be necessary to jump the compressor clutch directly to the battery if the system is extremely low on refrigerant to keep it engaged). Compressor suction will pull refrigerant vapor into the system and slowly empty the can. This can take up to 10 minutes or more, so don't be anxious.
8. When the can is empty, disconnect the charging hose from the service fitting. Use care when disconnecting the "empty" can from the gauge set or charging hose as it may contain some residual refrigerant.
9. Add additional cans of refrigerant as needed until the system is properly charged.
CAUTION: The most common mistake made by do-it-yourselfers is overcharging. Too much refrigerant can reduce cooling efficiency just the same as too little refrigerant. To work properly, the A/C system needs just the right amount. Always refer to the system capacity specs in a shop manual or other source to determine how much refrigerant is required. System capacities are specified in ounces. One can of refrigerant equals about 14 oz. Usually three to four cans is enough to fully recharge a typical passenger car A/C system that was empty. If the system is low, one or two cans of refrigerant are usually all that's required.
BMW Control Arm Bushing Replacement
View this BMW Repair Tech Tip - follow this link: http://www.bmpdesign.com/technical/suspension/files/BMW_Control_Arm_Bushing_Replacement.php
This video explains how to replace front control arm bushings on your BMW E30, E36, or E46 3-series that is experiencing control arm bushing failure. The vehicle that these are being replaced on is an E46 330ci, but the procedure is the same for the E30 and E36 3-series. This particular E46 had 62,000 Miles on it at the time of this replacement.
BSW - Dynavin - BMW E46 3 Series Installation - Part 2/2
Purchase the Dynavin Install Toolkit here: http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/product/414/361/BSW-Interior-Disassembly-Tool-Kit/
Part 2/2: This video walks you through the entire process of installing a Dynavin Head Unit / Navigation / Multimedia Device in your E46 3 Series BMW ('99-05). The process is fairly straightforward and should take even a novice approximately an hour or two from start to finish!
Sorry we didn't film the relocation into the AC Controls slot. It's a direct fit on other cars and almost a direct fit on E46, but if you want it to be 100% factory you'll need a climate control trim piece available from the dealer. In this install we did not use the factory piece and it worked quit well. e46 is the only model that uses the OEM part and it's 51-16-7-001-408.
Please visit our site www.bavsound.com for more information. . .
eas | aurora Angel Eye Installation Overview - 2003 e46 325Ci
Installation overview of aurora Angel Eye kit on a 2003 BMW 325Ci.
We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years. Everything from separate lightsources, CCFL tubes, failing inverters and LED kits with gaps and warranty issues with vendors. What happens when you can't find something for your BMW on the market that suits your needs?
You simply design them yourself.
Introducing aurora, an entirely redesigned angel eye kit for your BMW from eas - unlike anything else on the market.
aurora produces a fully uniform look using a 60 LED array, which matches most Xenon maps for an OEM look and are very bright - these can even be seen in daytime. You will immediately know another vehicle with a set after yours are installed.
1999-2003 e46 3-series Coupe (pre-facelift, non-sealed lamps)
1999-2005 e46 3-series Sedan
2000-2006 e46 M3 Coupe/Convertible
More info at www.europeanautosource.com.