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Old 08-08-2017, 06:56 AM   #21
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:04 AM   #22
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My car (9/2002 production) had at least 3 factory wiring errors (that's all I've discovered, at least):
Mine was built in 8/2002, and I was convinced that one of the rear speakers had the polarity reversed because the music was so flat, and had very little bass. The dealer tech told me "that's impossible because there's only one way to plug it in". So I mentioned the possibility of the harness being incorrectly wired, and he just laughed. They ended up replacing the head unit, which of course did nothing to solve the problem.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:07 AM   #23
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Mine was built in 8/2002, and I was convinced that one of the rear speakers had the polarity reversed because the music was so flat, and had very little bass. The dealer tech told me "that's impossible because there's only one way to plug it in". So I mentioned the possibility of the harness being incorrectly wired, and he just laughed. They ended up replacing the head unit, which of course did nothing to solve the problem.
Not wiring, but I still remember finding a brand-new E46 330 on the lot at Passport that had one chrome headlight bucket (correct) and one black headlight bucket (from a 325).

I also remember the stench of weed outside the door at the factory in Munich, so...
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:10 PM   #24
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Great example. How early in the production run was this car built?
Built 02/2001.

I'm getting some decent offers. They are not quite where I want to be.. But tick tock... Decision time.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:20 PM   #25
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #26
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:03 AM   #28
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The car has to pass a PPI and I have a few days left for second thoughts.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:12 AM   #29
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Don't get sellers remorse ... you had your reasons for putting it up for sale and you need to remind yourself of that.

When the car gets picked up you will be a little sad but then comes happiness and relief when it is actually gone.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:16 AM   #30
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Car has passed the buyer's inspection & test drive with flying colors with only PPI left.

Second thoughts getting stronger. This car is different from my others. It has no A to B use and it is not more fun or better to drive than the 981S. BUT...

- I love the laguna seca blue (including the light interior)
- Dinan section 3 sounds not half bad
- Shifter (autosolutions 20%) has gone from mediocre/rubbery to pretty damned good
- A real M car
- Reminds me of easier more care-free days in early 00's, with the ipod plugged in but not much more tech than that. My significant other prepared a 1000-song ipod for this car, it sounds pretty good (much better than the standard 535i) through the speakers
- I really must be getting old if I keep a car if it's a reminder of a younger me

It won't be a huge deal for the buyer if I back out. He half expects it. It will be his fourth M car. He has a Shoe, a 1M and an M2. He got enough out of the fairly strong test drive and shifter/dinan experience.

So yes, I'll jack my own for sale thread content from marketplace to perseveration.
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