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Archive for September 6th, 2019

BMW E46: cleaning out the internal cabin air temperature sensor

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/06

When the internal air temperature sensor becomes dirty over time, heating/airconditioning either thinks it is too warm or too cold inside then over-cools or over-heats.

Cleaning the internal air temperature sensor is simple:

It is behind the little slots on the front of the HVAC control, which has a fan that draws air across the sensor. It can clog up with dirt and need to be cleaned with some compressed air.

If more fails, you can replace it with a more modern unit, see the pictures below that are from [WayBack] Guide To Your BMW E46 HVAC Automatic Climate Control Upgrade by delmarco | DIY

Guide To Your BMW E46 HVAC Automatic Climate Control Upgrade Compliments of delmarco @   http://www.bimmerfest.com Starting during the production month/year of 03/2003 BMW Redesigned the Automatic HVAC Climate Control in the E46 cabin.

Via:

–jeroen

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E46 radio Siemens VDO Business CD – aux tutorial, complete description

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/06

No AUX possibility:

AUX possibility:

For the Alpine and VDO models, also check the below tables that I copied from those pages:

Siemens VDO:

Date / Model number letters <= 10-2002 > 10-2002 to 07-2004 > 07-2004
PH CD CD CD, AUX
VD n/a CD, AUX, CD MP3 CD, AUX, CD MP3

Alpine:

Last three digits of part number: 241, 711, 072, 963 902, 903, 505, 506 429, 430, 215
  features: CD CD, AUX CD, AUX, CD MP3

Further reading: [WayBack] Guide to Buying E46 BMW Business CD53 Alpine Radios that play MP3 Data CDs!

–jeroen

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Stack Exchange – stackoverflow OpenID

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/06

If you want to log into any stackoverflow/superuser/serverfault/stackexchange related network using their OpenID, then read the following from [WayBackStack Exchange:

Your Stack Exchange account, or StackID, is a reusable form of public identity that can be used to log in to any website that supports OpenID.

To log in to sites in the Stack Exchange network:

  • click the “Log In with Stack Exchange” button

To log in to websites that support OpenID:

–jeroen

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Money quote: “Reliability is valued far more than new features”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/09/06

Remember:

  • Money quote: “Reliability is valued far more than new features”
  • Here’s the thing: As soon as your device is on a network, “stasis == reliability” is false.

There’s really no point in attempting to “but” or “what if” this – it’s just wrong. Sadly, while uptake of networking is rapidly approaching 100%, understanding of this point is still hovering near zero.

via:

–jeroen

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