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#1 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:20 AM
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'99 M3 - Need glove box light assembly

So, in my only other post on this forum, I asked about some metal pieces I found in my oil pan on my e30-318is. This turned out to be a moot point as I have lost the car in an attempt of another driver to force-meld a golf into my drivers seat.

The accident was traumatic and I'm very sad because I loved that car. Everyone walked away without injury.

But, the payout for my car did allow me to think about a newer model... and I found one. A 1999 M3. I love it. I love it oh man do I love it. I was meticulous in maintaining my e30 and have transferred that way of thinking to this M3.

There are 3 things "wrong" with it.

1. The light assembly in the glove box is broken, I'm looking for a new(used) one and would like to know if this lamp assy. is the same for the other cars of that era or if its specific to the M3 model.

2. The radio does not produce sound. Station identification and lights work fine but no noise. Ill take a look at the amp? (suggestions here would be helpful)

3. Clutch pedal is low. I don't know if this is normal for this car or if I should start looking to replace a clutch master cyl or something(suggestions here would be helpful as well)

Thanks for any advice and help provided
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I would say the the lamp fitting would be the same on models of that year, as for the radio it might just be a lose connection at the back of the unit, as for the clutch, I would say check out the master or slave cylinder

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Thanks for the info on the light and clutch, the radio is something different.

I checked out the radio and this is what Ive found out.

Note: I have the TOP HIFI sound system (or whatever its called)

1. The radio powers up and all buttons work.
2. I removed the radio and put it back in (security code works too
3. It finds and recognizes radio stations (shows their station identification letters)
4. Both FM and AM do not produce sound.
5. The CD Changer in the trunk is missing.
6. All the wires on the AMP in the trunk are plugged in.

So. I have a couple of questions.

1. If I suspect the AMP is defective, How would I go about testing it?
2. If the AMP is not defective, what should I test next?
3. Is there anyone in Vancouver BC with an M3 that I can meet up with and swap the AMP with to rule it out? (seriously, there's a case of beer in it for ya)

Anyways, thanks for the info

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Ok, Now on my seven, when my cd changer pack up, I removed it, off to the breakers I went with it just to make sure I got the correct one.....you guessed it no sound on the radio, so my car has to have all connected, I not saying yours does, so all you need is someone over there, who could unplug theres just to see, I would have thought the changers are all the same for that era as in 'E' model, give it ago you never know

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...so my car has to have all connected...
Hmm, this is the second time I've seen a reference to this. Can someone please do me a piece of troubleshooting and disconnect their CD Changer and see if they get any sound from their radio?

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Hmm, this is the second time I've seen a reference to this. Can someone please do me a piece of troubleshooting and disconnect their CD Changer and see if they get any sound from their radio?

Thanks much

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If I was you I would do a new topic which would grab more attention!! as once people see more than 5 replies, unless its to there benefit they wont open the thread to have a look.

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