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grussell
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Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Tue 31 May, 2016 18:46

So I bit the bullet today and got the car I have always dreamed of. I sat down with my dad to watch Goldeneye 15 years ago and fell in love with the Z3 and I was adament that one day I would be sat behind the steering wheel of one. It has a current MOT, insured and taxed and off I go. I bought it quite cheaply and it's in great condition but I have a couple of small things to do to it. I have ordered a new rear windscreen as the one it came in was teared.

This will be my second Zed as the first one I bought was Cat C and just a project car :(. Sold and sealed and moved on to a proper Zed, I feel like JB himself.

Here's a pic for y'all (best colour combination ever)

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Tue 31 May, 2016 18:48

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Brian H
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Brian H » Tue 31 May, 2016 18:50

Congrats on your purchase JB :) Enjoy a summer of Zedding.

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Brian H » Tue 31 May, 2016 18:53

If you wrap your photo link with the [img] [/img] tags it displays the pic for you. It should look like this: -

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Tue 31 May, 2016 19:26

Brian H wrote:If you wrap your photo link with the tags it displays the pic for you. It should look like this: -

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Thanks for the top tip, now I can really rub it in peoples faces haha!

Do you have any ownership tips?

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Brian H » Tue 31 May, 2016 19:32

grussell wrote:Do you have any ownership tips?
yep, drop the top and drive :drive

Seriously just enjoy the car, remember these cars are getting on a bit now and do require a bit of TLC, if you like getting your hands dirty they are great cars to tinker with.

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by peter2b » Tue 31 May, 2016 20:36

now the suns out enjoy
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Koolflyer » Tue 31 May, 2016 21:57

Brian H wrote:
if you like getting your hands dirty they are great cars to tinker with.
'Tinkering's' the word!..........at least the wives know where we are, on the driveway Zed tinkering or down the pub discussing the next Zed tinker! :wink:
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Tue 31 May, 2016 22:40

Brian H wrote:
grussell wrote:Do you have any ownership tips?
yep, drop the top and drive :drive

Seriously just enjoy the car, remember these cars are getting on a bit now and do require a bit of TLC, if you like getting your hands dirty they are great cars to tinker with.
OK, a bit freaked out. I just went to put some CD's in my Z3's glovebox and as I unlocked the door it gave me 6 loud beeps (high, low, high, low, high, low), loud enough to wake the neighbour next door. As I started the engine, it did it again. And as I closed the door and locked it, it sounded one more beep - no lights on dash at any point. It definitely wasn't the alarm as it was a different sound, any idea what it could have been?

Regards...

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Robert T » Tue 31 May, 2016 23:10

Was the previous owner a Mr J Bond? Might be the self-destruct mechanism.

What alarm does it have? The BMW one doesn't make noises like that and I don't know of anything else on the car other than the headlight warning buzzer.

Cheers R.

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Tue 31 May, 2016 23:14

Robert T wrote:Was the previous owner a Mr J Bond? Might be the self-destruct mechanism.

What alarm does it have? The BMW one doesn't make noises like that and I don't know of anything else on the car other than the headlight warning buzzer.

Cheers R.

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Ha. It was a high beep, then a low beep, high, low, high, low. And it did it every time I unlock/lock the door, start the engine. Really quite loud outside of the car too.

I know the Z3 has a tracker installed, do you think it could be that?

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by bertiejaffa » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 11:01

Never heard that noise before on either of my Zs, personally if the car works fine apart from that I would disconnect the siren
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 11:38

How do I disconnect the siren?

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 12:37

Oh gosh, I just started it now and as I put the key in the door lock and unlocked it the factory car alarm went off!

I pressed the grey button on the separate fob and it stopped. What's going on? Should I have disarmed it before unlocking the car?

(Sorry about the countless posts, I'm just trying to get my head around the alarm system)

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 13:17

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Not a bad job for fixing my rear crack, temporary job until I get the new rear screen

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Robert T » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 13:55

grussell wrote:I pressed the grey button on the separate fob and it stopped. What's going on? Should I have disarmed it before unlocking the car?
Short answer, Yes.

The alarm is set/unset with the remote central locking. If you unlock with the key, the alarm will still be set. Conversely if you lock with the key and not the remote, the alarm will not be set.

Also note that with the early, separate fob type alarm, there is no easy way to unset the alarm without the remote, which is why there is a small round key to physically switch the siren off. There is a hard way, but removing the glovebox every time would be a monumental pain in the neck, back, arms, legs...

Cheers R.

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 19:51

Robert T wrote:
grussell wrote:I pressed the grey button on the separate fob and it stopped. What's going on? Should I have disarmed it before unlocking the car?
Short answer, Yes.

The alarm is set/unset with the remote central locking. If you unlock with the key, the alarm will still be set. Conversely if you lock with the key and not the remote, the alarm will not be set.

Also note that with the early, separate fob type alarm, there is no easy way to unset the alarm without the remote, which is why there is a small round key to physically switch the siren off. There is a hard way, but removing the glovebox every time would be a monumental pain in the neck, back, arms, legs...

Cheers R.

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Where is the small key to turn the siren off?

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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Antm72 » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 20:52

You should have a little key that fits into the rear of the alarm siren.This won't disable the alarm it will just stop it sounding as its battery backed up and would sound on a disconnected battery.
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by Robert T » Wed 01 Jun, 2016 22:35

grussell wrote:Where is the small key to turn the siren off?
One would hope that it was on the same keyring with the ignition key and the alarm fob!

It looks like this: Image

I have also seen one mention of a small bladed key for the same purpose of operating a key switch on the siren itself - but all the other posts refer to a small round key as above.

Cheers R.
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Re: Got my new second Z3 today

Post by grussell » Thu 02 Jun, 2016 20:29

Robert T wrote:
grussell wrote:Where is the small key to turn the siren off?
One would hope that it was on the same keyring with the ignition key and the alarm fob!

It looks like this: Image

I have also seen one mention of a small bladed key for the same purpose of operating a key switch on the siren itself - but all the other posts refer to a small round key as above.

Cheers R.
I definitely haven't got a little round key like that. Although my alarm buttons are on a separate fob to my key, yours are integrated. I am popping into BMW to order a new set of keys and a fob next week (three figures apparently) so I will ask about it then.

Can we all just STOP and appreciate the beauty of my Zed...

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