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Old 05-03-2020, 09:28 AM
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There's a few Becker options - not sure if they are still available - but second hand might be worth a look. I have a Becker Mexico Pro CD.

Like this one, but I got red illumination which better matches the orange dash lights than the becker yellow.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Becker-Mexi.../dp/B000CEVBI4
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:10 PM
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I do like Becker units but options for Bluetooth seem to be quite limited - either they don't support, or if they do, it only supports handsfree mode and not audio streaming.

I'm thinking the BMW CD43 Business CD and a BT module is likely to be the best option.
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If you want to connect a music source there is the low tech cassette adapter option, or you get an adaptor that plugs into where the CD changer input would have gone on the back of the head unit.

Yet another option is a bluetooth FM modulator.
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I found a dension ice link plus module hiding in the depths of the dash, bought a ipod link lead for it, and hey presto iPod 4 action. better than nothing and was 8 quid for the lead lol. Bluetooth for phone Spotify would be the next best thing to keep OEM stereo look.
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:21 PM
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Anyway... back to the journal - the voltmeter turned up today, so popped out at lunchtime & swapped it for the problematic clock.



Not quite as simple as I hoped as though the connections for the voltmeter are mostly the same as the clock, the offset between the terminals is slightly different - so I had to slice the connector apart - during which I must have shorted the terminals and blew a fuse.

Checking the fuse schematic, the two fuses the clock was supposed to be on were both fine so after trying every electrical circuit I eventually found that the central locking wasn't working - found the 5A fuse blown so swapped that and hey-presto - working voltmeter (& central locking!).

An aside, I bought a boot mat from Germany - also arrived today - has a roll-out flap for the tailgate - ideal for getting the dog in & out - annoying to find that it doesn't fit on the right hand side - did the Europeans not get the stowage area that side for the tyre compressor?

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Old 05-03-2020, 03:55 PM
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Anyway... back to the journal - the voltmeter turned up today, so popped out at lunchtime & swapped it for the problematic clock.

An aside, I bought a boot mat from Germany - also arrived today - has a roll-out flap for the tailgate - ideal for getting the dog in & out - annoying to find that it doesn't fit on the right hand side - did the Europeans not get the stowage area that side for the tyre compressor?



I am guessing but maybe the part you have been sent is for a non M coupe which doesn't have the M Mobility kit because its fitted with a space saver under the floor?


https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20860
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:14 PM
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Been a long time since I looked behind the centre console; how do you remove the clock? Did you just peel the side cover back?
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Been a long time since I looked behind the centre console; how do you remove the clock? Did you just peel the side cover back?
Radio out, heater panel unclipped and pushed back - that gives you enough to get your hands on the rear cowling but I couldn’t get enough leverage to turn it so I then went in from the side by undoing the two screws and bending the panel back slightly.

It was quite a faff so once I’d done it I did consider fitting the spare clock I bought off eBay recently but I decided the voltmeter would be more useful given I have clocks on both radio and phone already. And probably the voltmeter less likely to go wrong again in the future and have me doing the job again.
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Old 09-03-2020, 09:02 AM
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Another job ticked off the list - door cards done. Not sure which model these came of out of as they have a silver highlight strip down them. Easily painted black to keep them standard, but for now I quite like the silver, seems to lift the interior a little, so will leave them as-is for a while and make a decision on them in a few weeks.
Either way, they're an improvement on the ones I removed:




In other news, went to change the OS headlamp washer only to discover the supplier has sent me the NS part instead.... Grrrr!
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Looks like the doorcards are from a facelift roadster. It’s possible to swap the trim from the originals if you’re handy with a drill and a glue gun
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