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by ghostprotocol84
Fri 24 Mar, 2017 10:46
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Eibach lowering springs and suspension overhaul! (finally)
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Eibach lowering springs and suspension overhaul! (finally)

I finally managed to find the spare time and cash to lower the car so happy days :) I got the Eibach Pro-kit lowering springs, new Meyle rear shock mounts, drop links and anti-roll bar bushes. The front was ok but the lower suspension arm bushes were a bit soft for my liking so replaced them with a ...
by ghostprotocol84
Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:03
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue

Thank you for that, sounds like my digital multimeter will come in handy. In its last moments the alarm or central locking wouldn't work from the remote (kept blowing the fuse) but if I used the key in the lock it did work a couple of times before finally giving up (the fuse is still fine). So I pre...
by ghostprotocol84
Thu 21 Jul, 2016 09:07
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue

Sadly the central locking does not respond in any way. If I use the key in the drivers door (passengers is blank) or the boot it will only open set lock and none other. If I sit inside and press the pin down the other side does not respond and vice versa. The strange bit is all of the fuses are fine...
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 16:18
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?
Replies: 2088
Views: 247817

Re: What did you buy your Z3 this week ?

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A Renovo soft top cleaner, dye and proofer :)
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 16:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue

That's a great idea, it will save me a lot of potential soldering, cheers :)
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue

So do you reckon other wires can be damaged underneath the sleeving? Would it be worth then to rip them all out and replace the length between boot lid and body?
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 09:48
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

What am I missing? Boot loom/central locking/alarm issue :(

Hi Guys just wanted to check if anybody experienced the same problem before giving up and handing the car over to an electrician. I have a facelift 1999 2.0 Manual Z3, when I went to open it with the remote one day it didn’t work, so I replaced the battery and tried to pair it with the car but the c...
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 09:25
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Newbie with questions, thanks all!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Newbie with questions, thanks all!!!

Which steering wheel do you have? Is it the black M Sport one from the M3 E36? If so mine was also a bit faded in places but the leather is extremely durable, I used AutoGlym Leather Cleaner first and then AutoGlym Leather Balm to treat it and it looks brand new :)
by ghostprotocol84
Mon 18 Jul, 2016 09:22
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: New member!

So I soldered the broken cable, isolated all the ones that were exposed, checked the fuses for alarm, central locking and remote locking, re-connected the battery and NOTING :( Still no joy opening the car from the remote, lock, or from inside. I tried to re-pair the remote key to the car, LED flash...
by ghostprotocol84
Fri 15 Jul, 2016 14:47
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: New member!

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll274/cinq2/DSC_0853_zpsqzcixvhd.jpg As expected it's the boot loom :head: the red cable is completely severed, the thick white one has chunks out of it and the blue/white one doesn't look great either. No wonder the central locking or alarm won't work. I did mana...
by ghostprotocol84
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 09:58
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: New member!

At first when the central locking failed to open from the remote I checked the fuses and one of the 5A was blown so I replaced it and the central locking worked off the lock but when I tried it off the remote the fuse went again. However after a while the central locking stopped working off the key,...
by ghostprotocol84
Fri 10 Jun, 2016 16:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: New member!

Same here, it took about two months of emailing breakers but in the end someone listed the exact one on ebay for £13.99 delivered :D The car recently developed a central locking/alarm fault. I replaced the battery in the key and done the pairing procedure but still no joy, before when pressed the le...
by ghostprotocol84
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 11:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: New member!

Thank you :) The dash arirbag light came on as the wires pulled off underneath the drivers seat, unfortunately the previous owner ignored it for a very long period of time I presume and the wires were touching/earthing which caused the ecu to fry basically. No big deal as it's located behind the das...
by ghostprotocol84
Wed 08 Jun, 2016 14:32
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New member!
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

New member!

Hi guys, I'm new to the forum so just thought I would introduce myself and my 2.0 6 cylinder Topaz Blue Z3 Roadster. I had the car for almost 3 years now, purchased it from the fourth owner with a fully stamped up to date service book and some history, it's done about 70k now but still drives great....