List of delmarco's BMW 330i Premium Package Modifications
BMW USA-Spec PA12 Ipod Integration with Auxiliary Input - removed
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USA-SpecPA12-BMW Installed. w/ AUX IN

In Car T-Mobile 4G Unlimited WiFi HotSpot Internet Service
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Added Wireless Internet Hotspot that will cater for up to 5 passengers (devices) in the car who need to access the internet whiles the car is on the road or parked. T-Mobile offers free unlimited 4G WiFi hotspot for customers who already have a Blackberry Data Plan ($35). It is pretty cool for iPads, iPod Touchs, Netbooks, Tablets, Kindles, etc... that need to access the internet whiles in the car.

Special Intensive Wash Program: Automatic Windshield Washing Function
OEM

Adds Automatic Wash Function in conjunction with Rain Sensor Windshield. When S is pushed in and the Special Wash Program is activated. S allows the windshield to be washed automatically at an interval related to the wiper blade speed when the rain sensor automatically activates the wiper blades. Used when driving thru snow storm and you get salt spray from the car ahead or driving on a dirty road and you get road spray as well as rain.

Navigation System MK4 16:9 Navigation CD Monitor Complete Retrofit
OEM

Added OEM 16:9 Navigation On-Board CD Monitor with the MK4 DVD computer and BM53 radio receiver. I also added Bluetooth, Sirius, iPod-Data, Aux in. Everything is from a 2006 M3 with the BM53 having a Feb 2007 production date.

Electric Folding E46 OEM Sedan Mirrors w/ OEM Switch
OEM

12 Pin-Type Power Folding Mirrors w/ OEM European Switch. Mirrors also have Reverse Tilt/Seat Memory/Heat/Defroster functions. DIY coming soon.

BMW E46 Euro Tray Sliding Long Version
OEM

One of the first modifications I did to my car was getting a Eurotray. Coming from 4 years of driving and owning a 1995 318i I was already used to horrible 3 series cup holders but with the E46 I saw the chance to redeem the car for my driving pleasure. Euro Trays, unbeknown-st to many, do hold cups from you basic 12 oz coffee cups to a Vente cup size at Starbucks. I also use it to cover my iPod and Cellphone when I am driving. I installed a USA-Spec PA12 Data Cable under the tray and now with Navigation I installed an AUX-IN

HomeLink/Temp/Compass/Anti Dazzle Mirror Retrofit
OEM

2011 Style HomeLink-GTO/Temp/Compass/Auto Dimmer Premium Package Mirror w/ flat clown nose Upgrade

HomeLink UGDO Remote Control Module - updated
OEM

Added a second Homelink unit in addition to the three buttons in the Premium Package Mirror. So I have control of up to 6 items from the seat of my car. At my Condo I park right outside the front window to my living room and the Remote on my Mirror is set to Button 1. Foyer Light-on, Button 2. TV-on and button 3. Home Secure Alarm-armed. At my Mom's house it will be on the module and Button 1. Porch Lamp-on, Button 2. Ring Door bell, and Button 3. Gates open (when we install the solar power electric gate arm on her gates). Six buttons is way better than 3 or none. Oh you can go to the Homelink websites and find the home remote-receiver modules that allow the Homelink to turn stuff on/off from your car. They also sell loads of Homelink receiver devices on eBay. There is even one that makes coffee from your car and turns on your desktop computer.

Door Handle Amber LED - removed
OEM

Added interior door handle LEDs that come on with the dash lights. 11/14/09 UPDATE: This mod is beautiful on paper and when it works but it has been nothing but problems. First off, it is rather difficult to get the light not to shine outside the handle area. It shines on the ceiling and can be a little annoying. Also I tapped in to the cigarette lighter's bulb under the console and it shorted out all my dash lights until I removed the tap in and then the dash lights came on like normal. So I moved the tap in point to the trunk-open switch in the footwell area. It worked fine for a couple of hours and then my dash lights shorted out again until the tap in was removed. So until I figure it out I have left this mod unplugged. In retrospect, my advice to those following is to make sure your selected LED bulb definitely has a shorter/flatter shine angle and have less luminosity/brightness.

Door Handle White LED - removed
OEM

Courtesy LED Lights on the outer handles that come on with the remote unlocking of the doors. 11/14/09 UPDATE: The LEDs Lights were a nightmare to put in, but I had two bulbs go out on me from wire snags or wear and tear and they are remarkably easy to service and replace. I have noticed that the life span of the outer handle LED are dependent on the weather elements (colder weather makes the wires stiff and snap off) and people who tend to yank open the door handles-my gfriend being on of them. I already replaced bulbs on the two front doors due to the wire snapping around the area where the resistors are soldered in. In retrospect, I would advise only do this DIY if you are 100% sure you want this. Also whiles the LED bulbs themselves are indestructible and weatherproof the wiring and resistors of the pre-wired are not durable and tend to be a great weakness relative to the LED bulb and vulnerable in the location of the outer door handle. Because of this I would advise that you buy un-wired LEDs and splice solder them yourselves, keep the resistor far downstream on the wires and not at the neck of the bulbs (like the way the pre-wired ones come).

Dual Rear Fog Lamps
OEM

Added Dual Rear Fog Lamps via swapping out my USA LCM Faceplate for the European LKM Faceplate w/ the rear fog button, and running an 20 gauge wire from PIN 49 on my LCM body to the trunk lid reverse tail lamps and rear fog lamp bulb socket housing. There I simply removed the USA factory metal cover that seals the hidden rear fog lamp socket via 5/8" dremel wood boring bit and inserted two bulbs into the pre-configured bulb sockets. And everything works in the plug and play fashion. BMW E46 from 1998 to 9/2001 are pre-configured to accept rear fog lamps on both sides. In Europe it is usually only on one side for the rear fogs, in the USA the rear fog lamp sockets are present but hidden under a metal plate that can easily be dremeled. Or you can buy the specific reverse lamp/rear fog lamp bulb housing from the dealership at $50 a pop. This DIY was about a 3 on a 1 to 10 scale (where 1 is putting air in your tires and 10 is doing an engine swap)

Integrated Bluetooth w/ Voice Command - updated
OEM

Added Full Integrated Bluetooth with complete voice command to my car. Using the Parrot ck3000 kit and the Connects2 CTPPAR007 radio/steering wheel harness adapter. I control the Bluetooth & Voice Command functions via the steering wheel buttons. Everything is installed behind the radio and behind the glovebox. The kit is plug in and play. There is no splicing of wires or none of that. So there is no aftermarket wires or buttons to put on your dash. Plus the Parrot ck3000 mic can be easily run from the back of the glovebox area, where the module ECU is stored, to the headliner where it sits inside the OEM mic grill next to the sunroof switch. This was one of my favorite DIYs as it only took about 40 minutes to complete and cost me about $100 and the results are very very very impressive. You get everything the multi-part $1000 OEM BMW Bluetooth Retrofit kit gives you minus the caller ID scroll on the radio (for the older Blaupunkt BMW Business CD53 Radios) and minus the headache of finding all the various expensive OEM pricey bits and the DIY headache of installing stuff on your roof, wires in your trunk, modules in your armrest, cables under your seats. The Parrot ck3000 is cheaper, easier and as effective so I must recommend it to anyone adding Bluet

PDC Parking Sensor
OEM

Electromagnetic Parking Sensor on my BMW E46 330i Sedan. Sensor works Perfect against the stone wall in my parking slot. It is wired 39 cm above the ground in the lower black trim strip found on all the 2001 E46 sedans and I used silicon sealant to weatherproof the metallic antenna strip. I had trouble removing the bumper or I would've placed it higher at the optimum hight of 50 cm that the kit recommends.

Rear Armrest Console Cup Holder
OEM

This DIY is about 12 years late. Since 1998 BMW dropped the rear console /cup holders as they went from E36 to E46. Our E46 lack the rear seat amenities that I enjoyed as an E36 driver. As a driver I used the rear cup holders more than anyone else in my car for keeping extra supply of water or drinks on hand (or even using the rear cup holders for my drinks and reserving the front console cup holders for other things like cell phones and iPods. This E46 rear cup holder is very hi tech and actually holds cups from 12 oz coffee cups to 16 oz Poland Spring water bottles to 32 oz big gulps via springy rubber grips.

BMW Heated Steering Wheel - removed
OEM

Installed BMW Heated Steering Wheel. From a 2006 X3. Tapped into power at FUSE 4 in rear of fuse box. Ground at Cigarette Lighter Element's Ashtray light bulb ground wire.

BMW Satellite Radio Sirius Receiver Integration - updated
OEM

Installed BMW Sirius Receiver 38/04 Build Date.

BMW Alpine CD53 Business MP3 AUX SiriusXM Radio - removed
OEM

Installed a new 02/2006 Build Date Alpine BMW Business CD53 Head Unit which plays MP3 Data CDs, Sirius XM Satellite Radio and has Auxiliary input capabilities

BMW Assist SOS Bluetooth Switch
OEM

Added BMW SOS Assist Bluetooth Switch to my Headliner console to integrate and work as an emergency speed dial button for the car's bluetooth.

Updated M3 StyleTrunk Lid Tail Lamps
OEM

Added M3 style trunk lid tail lamps. I'm still on the fence with getting LED CR Tails and don't think I want the Red-Clear-Red tails. I like the OEM tails but my trunk lid tails needed an upgrade.

DCT Steptronic Sports Electronic Shifter - removed
OEM

DCT knob retrofitted from a e60lci/e70

True Myrtle Wood Shifter and Modern Steptronic Indicator Plate
OEM

I updated the honey brown knob that originally came with my 2001 330i that does not really match the Myrtle wood trim of the car to the proper Myrtle brown knob that comes on all 2002 to 2006 E46 cars. I also updated my 2001 style Steptronic M/S plate to the proper modern version of the Steptronic plate.

Heated Front Seats
OEM

Heated Front Seats (TBC over the summer)

Sport Pkg Electronic M3 Sport Mode Function Button - removed & Tire Pressure Check
OEM

This M3 Console Function Bar allows me to add Electronic Sport Mode Function Selector Button (When activated car runs as if in S mode without having to physically move the Steptronic gear selector) also added a Tire Pressure Check button . Everything is still a WIP to be complete by summer.

Steptronic M Mode Up and Down Shift Direction Upgrade
OEM

Swapped in a 2002 - 2006 E46 Shifter Plate and switched the Steptronic wiring (purple and blue) so that the up and down shift are of the upgraded sort and not like it is on the pre-2002 BMW E46.

M3 Button Console Bar - removed
OEM

Added some M3 functions via the console button bar

Xenon Headlights DRLs added to Xenons
OEM

Added DRLs to my Factory Xenons. Dealership charged me around $80 to code them ON. The price also included State Inspection and BMW Spa Detail.WBAAV53481FJ71852.

BMW Rear Electric Sun Blind Shade
OEM

Power Rear Sun Shade

OEM Alarm Fully Coded with ALL Convenience Options
OEM

Whiles installing the Navigation Retrofit kit I accidnetally found out I had the OEM BMW Alarm components installed but not coded in my car. Terraphantm did the coding of the alarm with ALL the convenience options turned on as well.

E46 M3 Steering Wheel - Color Stitching Tri-Color Stitched M3 SMG Sports Steering Wheel
OEM

Added the SMG Steering Wheel from a 2004 M3 to assist in the shifting pleasure of my Steptonic M Mode.

BMW Sirius for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor
OEM

BMW Sirius for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor Added the BMW Sirius Receiver to the Navigation w/ Lifetime Subscription

BMW Aux-In for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor
OEM

Added BMW Aux-In for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor

BMW Bluetooth-Telephone w/ Voice Command for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor
OEM

BMW Bluetooth-Telephone for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor modified using a Parrot ck3000 Bluetooth ECU and Connects2 ctppar007 adapter on the retrofit harness.

BMW iPod MP3 Data Integration for Navigation 16:9 CD Monitor
OEM

Intravee-2 and Alpine KCA iPod Data Link updated with V 6.02 December 2011 Build with i-Bus controller.

Navigation System 2011 Tele Atlas Police Speed Trap POI Warning Feature
OEM

- The Police Speed Traps are not exclusive to Speed Traps but It also seem to have Police Cars POI icons at locations where Police cars, marked and unmarked, tend to hide out or hang out and pull over drivers for traffic infractions (seat belts, cell phones, running stop signs/red lights, not using turn signals, illegal turns/u-turns). I find this to actually be more useful than anything else (especially where I live around NYC) since you can get a ticket for other things beside speeding and running red lights.

Navigation System 2011 Tele Atlas Red Light Camera POI Warning Feature
OEM

- The Red Light Cameras are very much on point and up to date. Even all the new cameras that went up around Brooklyn since summer of 2010 are ALL on the DVD.

Updated to the 12 Button HVAC Automatic On-Off Auto Climate Control
OEM

Retrofitted the new 12 button style post-3/2003 E46 Automatic Auto Climate Control Unit onto my car from a 2005 3 Series. This has the automatic on and off feature

2002+ Style A Pillar Retrofit
OEM

Retrofitted A pillars

Navigation System On Board Diagnostic i-Bus Controller System
OEM

Thru the Intravee i-Bus support the driver has at this command the full gamut of the car's diagnostic information as well as "soft" access to programming convenience features like auto lock, lighting options, power folding mirrors, multifunction steering wheel and radio button custom keys, etc...

LED License Plate Lamps
OEM

LED Plate Lamps from ECSTuning. Shown here with dual rear fog lamps on.

Shark Fin E46 OEM Reversible Retrofit!
OEM

Used an OEM Shark Fin Antenna Cover to cover my SiriusXM roof antenna. The Shark Fin uses the SiriusXM antenna's strong magnetic base to remain anchored firmly on the roof without the need for double sided tape or glue. To do this you need to get the small SiriusXM antenna and a gutted OEM Shark Fin Cap as well as the rubber gasket.

BEHR Electric Fan - FAN DELETE MOD
OEM

Fan Delete Modification - One of the best 'stock' performance modifications I've done and you can do to your E46. Basically this mod takes 15 lbs off your front end whiles only adding back 7lbs. The viscous coupling mechanical fan stresses the belt drive system and can fail suddenly catastrophically sending shards of fan blades flying destroying everything under your hood including the hood itself. The smaller auxiliary fan also known as the 'loud' fan slowly fails making your car sound like a UPS truck. The electric fan does the work of both fans. As a result it lightens your front end improving drive feel and handling whiles removing unnecessary components and aged tech from your car.

Automic Xenon HIDs with all LKM Euro Options
OEM

In theory this Euro LKM adds the auto on/off feature as well as all the LKM options to the E46 vehicle. In practice the auto on/off feature is connected to the ignition on/off toggle and 'may' need advanced coding to fully function as an independent auto on/off switch for my xenons.

Stewart Water Pump
OEM

Added Stewart Water Pump. Car feels much better now. If anything this pump adds confidence to your 'spirited' driving since you will NEVER have that worry you get on a water pump that can leave you stranded when you least expect it. The BMW Dealership sells their plastic pumps from $100+ which is good from 60k to 80k miles. For $168 the Stewart Pump is lifetime (your lifetime not the car's) improving your car's cooling health and driving performance. This should have been the OEM pump for all BMW E46 cars.