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E30 Radio: Alpine CM5905, CM5907 and Pioneer KE-91ZBM, KE-92ZBM display LCD Bulb replacement

July 13, 2021

Alpine CM5905, CM5907 Bulb: T1-1/4 12v 75ma (4mm) If you follow this video along until 3:12, it will be clear how to remove the bulb holder, then all you need to do is unsolder and resolder the new bulbs. Pioneer KE-91ZBM, KE-92ZBM Bulb: T1 8v 60ma (3mm)
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Mirror of E30 Bulb cross reference list from Bimmerforums

July 2, 2021

  Location Qty Specs Generic Sylvania BMW Comments ========================================================================================= Headlights - Sealed Beam, Low 2 35/35W H5006 H5006 63121468226 Headlights - Sealed Beam, High 2 50W H5001 H5001 63121468272 Headlights - US Ellipsoids, Lo 2 51W HB4 9006 63217160786 Headlights - US Ellipsoids, High 2 60W HB3 9005 63217160785 Headlights - Euro Ellipsoids, Low...
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Reproduction OEM parts for your classic BMW

July 1, 2021

Ever wondered if there is a place where you could find BMW parts that are coming out of being NLA? Good news, BMW is now running the below page with just that information! https://www.bmwgroup-classic.com/en/offers-and-services/bmw-classic-reproductions.html
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Clean your E30 water drains or face flooding and rust

June 25, 2021

Other than a coolant leak around the heater core, most wet carpets are a byproduct of the water drains being clogged. The water has nowhere to drain and backs up and flows into where it shouldn’t; either your interior or settles and causes moisture/rust where it shouldn’t. The good news is that cleaning the...
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E30 BMW OEM Tools

June 15, 2021

This list of tools isn’t exhaustive, but does cover most major tools that make working on the E30 much easier.
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Best E30 USB Car Chargers

June 14, 2021

The E30 cigarette lighter socket is a bit of an oddity when it comes to retaining a lot of different accessories. They usually wiggle their way out after a few miles or tilt and disconnect. Search no more though, these two are confirmed to fit well and snug: Information regarding the magnet phone hanger...
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Understanding battery group sizes (Group 48, H5, 94R, etc)

June 2, 2021

Understanding battery group sizing can seem confusing, but it really comes down to regional nomenclature. Like metric and imperial there are DIN sizes (Deutsche Internationale Norm) and BCI (Battery Council International) group sizes. What’s convenient is that most BCI sizes have DIN equivalents and vice versa. Some makers will even place both designations. 40R...
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E30 No Start Troubleshooting

June 1, 2021

E30Zone already has a great resource and flow chart to follow along with; in part this article is to backup that great information, but also to add onto a couple things to check to quickly and effectively rule out common issues related to no start conditions. Crank no start condition: Check to see if...
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Secrets to getting a good balance (Pin Plates, collets and repeatability)

May 31, 2021

You’re more likely to get a bad balance than you are a good balance, and it all comes down to the operator and sometimes the accessories they have to work with. The golden rule to a good balance is repeatability; and that doesn’t mean just re-spinning. After a balance is confirmed the wheel needs...
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Magnetic phone holder for E30

April 29, 2021
Magnetic phone holder for E30

Interacting with your phone whether its for GPS or reading a message is so much easier when the phone is dashboard level rather than trying to interact with it in the E30 cubby under the HVAC panel:
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