Ownership Verified: e46 330xd Touring

Boobo-oobo

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Since I cant find the original connector for the trunk release button, went full DIY on it.



Heat shrunk the connectors:

20171212_110159 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Put them in the pins:

20171212_110350 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Hot glue'd the whole thing:

20171212_111224 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Marked the wires:

20171212_110411 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Glovebox comes out:

20171213_141600 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Found the connector:

20171213_141607 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Installed the wire:

20171213_141916 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Took the Vcc and GND from the headlight switch. Snaked the wire through the center console and soldered the wires. DONE!

20171213_160329 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr



TMPS also arrived. First startup:

20171213_133216 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


This is how it looks on the wheel, its really silly but nothing i can do about that.

20171213_133936 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20171213_133950 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20171213_134002 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


After some 20min drive:

20171213_164621 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr




Picked up the new window cowl.


20171214_143347 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


This is how it looked in April:


IMG_6529 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


IMG_6530 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Its much worse today. So out with the old, in with the new :


20171221_130633 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20171221_130639 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20171221_130644 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20171221_130650 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr

But the whole install didnt really go smoothly. First i dropped the wiper nut in the motor and cant find it for the life of me. But its not a standard size, its a M10 thread but a 15mm wrench. I only found M10 with a 17mm wrench, its all fine and functional but the plastic nut cap doesnt fit. So ill have to order that. Also while cleaning the dirt on the window sides ive messed up the rubber covers. They've deteriorated from the sun in the same way the cowl did. So that also another thing to change. These things :

Left apron cover 51718232633 Right apron cover 51718232634.



The prices from my local dealer :

51 71 8 232 633 apron cover 55.18kn
51 71 8 232 634 apron cover 59.28kn
51 71 8 177 846 KOPČA 9.48kn
61 61 3 428 077 Nut 7.75kn

Not the end of the world.


For Christmas went to Split to visit wife's family. One winter beach pic :


2017-12-24_05-01-41 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr[/QUOTE]



Also got all of the Arduino parts to play with tom put in the car. Got a small OLED screen i plan to show some canbus info on it and perhaps the TPMS sensor data if i manage to decode the data. Could look like the :

[video=youtube;9-xNV3nreRM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xNV3nreRM[/video]
 

Perc

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Just curious... what's the trunk release button for? Don't these have a release button on the tailgate itself?
 

Boobo-oobo

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Perc;n3543309 said:
Just curious... what's the trunk release button for? Don't these have a release button on the tailgate itself?
You can open the trunk with the key fob or on the tailgate itself like you said. This is just another way of opening the trunk from within the car. Didnt have that originally, simple retrofit to do so why not :)
 

Boobo-oobo

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Had some time on my hands today so I've drilled the holes for the winter grill covers.



20180103_135402 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20180103_142004 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20180103_142952 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20180103_142908 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


The holes aren't the prettiest thing in the world, but they're functional. :) Covers are firmly attached and easily removable. The effects (if any) will be tested in the mornings to come . . .


Also made some covers for the TPMS sensors, i thought they would come in the kit, but i guess i was wrong. Looks a bit cleaner this way and its at least some protection from the elements.


20180103_143401 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


20180103_143427 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr
 

Boobo-oobo

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Thanks to Eye-Q I now have a complete amber blinker set for the car. When the weather allows I'll swap them out and see which colour fits the car better. :)



_MG_0923 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0917 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0920 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0921 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0922 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


And some pics from yesterdays snow drive :


_MG_0926 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0930 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0932 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0934 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr

Drivetrain twin, 530XD

_MG_0940 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0941 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr
 

Boobo-oobo

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Boobo-oobo

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My son kinda outgrew his group 0 car seat, still usable but he's gonna need a new one soon. So after looking for quite a while for the best one i got this one :


_MG_0978 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0983 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_0988 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


Kiddy GuardianFix3 Heritage edition. Group 1+2+3, 9-36kg. Uses a impact shield instead of a 5 point harness and it grows with the child.



_MG_1000 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_1001 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_1002 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_1003 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr


_MG_1004 by Marko Hreščan, on Flickr
 
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