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Thread: Complete: E46-LS1 guage solution using OBDII to Can signals

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    We're can I pm you ??

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    What's the verdict on aftermarket gauges? I'd like my LSx to run stand-alone with them, including a separate push-start button. The only thing I really need from the BMW is switched 12V from the key (and to unlock the column), ABS, A/C control, and high-low beam indicator. Don't need cruise, door indicators, etc. I'll be running a T56 trans if that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt330LS View Post
    What's the verdict on aftermarket gauges? I'd like my LSx to run stand-alone with them, including a separate push-start button. The only thing I really need from the BMW is switched 12V from the key (and to unlock the column), ABS, A/C control, and high-low beam indicator. Don't need cruise, door indicators, etc. I'll be running a T56 trans if that matters.
    What works and doesn't work when not interfacing with the BMW can bus is covered in painful detail in other threads. I'd try to summarize but I'd probably forget something important.

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    I have downloaded the file but it isn't opening :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertButtigieg View Post
    I have downloaded the file but it isn't opening :/
    Did you follow the directions in post #3
    http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh...1#post26240351
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaniel View Post
    Download and change the ending from .pdf to .zip.

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    I'm looking into picking up an e46 sedan to do a LS3 swap into, and came across this when i was looking into wiring and getting the gauges to function correctly. I have read this thread and there is bits a pieces about what works.. Could you possibly make a list of what functions / gauges would work or not?

    E30 Turbo 2.8L - 60ft - 1.70 :: 1/8th - 6.99 :: MPH - 105.47 :: 1/4 - 10.66 :: MPH - 132.53
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpm620 View Post
    I'm looking into picking up an e46 sedan to do a LS3 swap into, and came across this when i was looking into wiring and getting the gauges to function correctly. I have read this thread and there is bits a pieces about what works.. Could you possibly make a list of what functions / gauges would work or not?
    Unfortunately it is not that simple. What gauges works is really dependent on what program and hardware and motor is being used and how it is all connnected. In custom cars there is no single answer :-) What I can say is that we have the can bus codes (and have posted on them in this forum) on how to drive all the E46 gauges. How the data is used will depend on what gauges work.

    Thaniel

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    I'm pretty clueless here.

    This is a pretty frustrating post for me and I've come back to it over and over and over...and over again. Every single time I search for a "how to make E46 cluster work with motor swap" thread, it's always this link.

    No offense, I think it's awesome someone put the work in, but I have no idea how it's helpful tbh. Like...there's no "how to" or step-by-step. It's just a bunch of raw code being thrown out there.
    I have no background knowledge, so I don't even know where to being to start. There's no part #s or "connect this wire here" and then "connect your laptop to the 'shield' via USB run Program XX, and copy and paste this code"
    None of that. That's why it's so frustrating.

    "I've got the answer! I've solved it! but I won't say how the average joe can replicate"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast5speed View Post
    I'm pretty clueless here.
    ...
    I have no background knowledge, so I don't even know where to being to start. There's no part #s or "connect this wire here" and then "connect your laptop to the 'shield' via USB run Program XX, and copy and paste this code"
    None of that. That's why it's so frustrating.

    "I've got the answer! I've solved it! but I won't say how the average joe can replicate"
    Yep... pay the man for the product. Receive instructions for connecting the man's product. Follow instructions for man's product. Receive Christmas tree free e46 cluster every time the key is on.

    very much not a difficult thing. If you got the motor into the car without hunting down ANY of the wiring info for the swap �� You're a brave man.

    I have purchased the product twice, two different versions, two different cars, years apart and still go to Thaniel's threads when planning the next bastard child.

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    I swapping a gen v l83 to a e60 there’s something for make the dash work somebody sell a solution for that?

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    How much, if any, of the E46 engine wiring harness do I need to salvage from the engine? Obviously I need to keep the DME but can I sell the M52B30 engine complete with engine harness?

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    E46 318 Coupe to LM7 swap

    I need help to solve the dash lights and gauges,do you still make/sell the products for this?

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    Hi guys, im new here, Ive been reading ur threads for years now nd its very helpfull. But I need advice now, I have a E46 318I N42 motor 2004, has a hard start,the first attemp its a first time start, mabe 2nd at 3rd time aswell,but then after that it struggles nd sounds like it want to start but doesnt, funny enough when I run start it it starts with the first kick. Car came from mechanic that changed, cam sensors, starter, vanos solenoids,im guessing he had a scan. I then bought the car as is, then found out that chain guide broke, then I replaced it, did the timing, then first start it idled then died, found that im getting no negative injector pulse, ecu showed no response, I replaced ecu,ews and eml key transponder then it started first time nd I could scan, bt still it starts then doesnt wane start again bt runs starts first time, scan only shows generator ( although im getting a 13.9v charge, cam sensor intake, bt sensor I tested nd aswel swopped from another car nd still the same, I got 12v on positive, I got negitive nd continuity I did on the pulse wire, all is right, even change cold start sensor, what am I missing?, iv noticed that even when car is cold and I switch it on the first time for the day the heat gauge is just about thefirst white line.

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