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E46: replace battery in car key

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/14

Two videos that show how to cut open the E46 diamond shaped car key to replace the battery are below.

Far cheaper than a ~ EUR 200 replacement key: [Archive.iswhat did you pay for your E46 diamond key replacement? – E46Fanatics

Parts needed:

  • Panasonic VL2020 Akku – http://amzn.to/2emKNVN or 2016 (non-rechargeable but should be compatible)
  • 66 12 2 155 753 BMW Schlüssel-Emblem

Tools needed:

  • Vise/Vice (German: Schraubstock)
  • very sharp knife
  • super glue

Related Related: door lock and key problems; FM Antenna problems

–jeroen

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Raspberry Pi as CD changer in pre 09/2002 E46 BMW 320i touring

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/05

My pre 09/2002 E46 BMW 320i touring didn’t come with a CD-changer, and since the Business CD head-unit didn’t support the regular AUX mechanisms (see links further below), I’m researching how to add a Raspberry Pi as CD-changer.

A few things I want to accomplish:

  • Raspberry Pi powers up as it has ignition signal
  • Raspberry Pi powers down soon after it has lost ignition signal
  • Connected via the CD-changer connectors (iBus and audio) in the back

Some links:

Supplying power:

iBus/kBus/CanBUS:

If the model was more recent, it would at least support AUX, but it doesn’t by default and the work-arounds seem to emulate a CD-changer after all:

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BMW DIY Poor Radio Reception Repair, AM and FM, E46 3-Series and Other Models | Bavarian Autosport Blog

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/10/01

I need to fix this on my own 320i touring: [WayBackBMW DIY Poor Radio Reception Repair, AM and FM, E46 3-Series and Other Models | Bavarian Autosport Blog.

Basically it’s using DeoxIT on all contacts having to do with the AM/FM antenna signals.

I already have a DeoxIT pen so that should work fine.

For the Touring version, the below picture should help. I got it from [WayBackwww.unofficialbmw.com/images/e46.pdf via [WayBackUnofficial BMW: E46

More links:

–jeroen

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Lidl W5 oils are identical to Pennasol types

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/06/18

For my link archive: [WayBackW5motorolja på Lidl

Ihr Fax vom 21.10.2009

Sehr geehrter Herr Stanusic,

gern bestätigen wir Ihnen, dass entsprechend der folgenden Aufstellung die Produkte identisch sind.

PENNASOL Multigrade Super HD 15W40 = W5 CARCARE Engine Oil 15W40
PENNASOL Super Light 10W40 = W5 Ecotech Engine Oil 10W40
PENNASOL Super Pace 5W40 = W5 Supertech Engine Oil 5W40
Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Mineralöl-Raffinerie Dollbergen GmbH

i.V. Hartmann i.A. Fricke

On the label:

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W123 – Tacho-Reparatur – works for W116 odometer (kilometerteller) as well

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/11

Since the odometer of our W116 would stall every now and then, we had to repair it.  Luckily the instructions at W123 – Tacho-Reparatur [WayBack] work fine for a W116 as too.

It’s different between 450SEL and 450SEL 6.9 and contains a bunch of lightbulbs so for completeness some links that help fixing lighting issues:

–jeroen

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