What did you do to your E24 today?

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Beautiful car and beautiful place, Don. So glad you've got there after so much messing around and extra work.
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After a mention about Tesa tape here recently I ordered a roll for the harness in my engine bay. It has looked pretty bad for quite some time. Failing tape and zip ties. I did the run from the cowl to the left side radiator support.


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A big improvement, I should have done it long ago.
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Finally started putting the center console, stereo, car phone and glove compartment back in after 4 years. Lots of “mystery screws” and what not. 🤣🤣🤣.
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Well not quite today.....but finally got round to fitting new odometer gears in the speedometer head and also replaced a link between the door handle and the locking mechanism on the nearside door.
I was dreading this repair but after getting the door cards off and establishing that it was a broken part and nothing involving electrics and central
locking it was a rather fiddly but easy repair.

Next job is to revisit the non functioning drivers electric headrest. Motor is reassuringly whirring away, so I suspect I will have to trim down the outer sheath of the Bowden cable drive. Hopefully that will see it operational again !
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Good work! scraped knuckles and swearing mandatory in my experience!
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Took the old girl out for a “Sunday Funday” drive to the west side of the island today. Longest trip to date in the 633, just over 60 miles round trip. She drove like a champ! :D 8)
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(Not today but ~2 months ago)

Found a mate for my faithful 185Kmile ‘86…


‘88 M6:
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Just 24K on the clock =D>

Dang, nice find \:D/
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sideshowbob wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 6:11 pm
Next job is to revisit the non functioning drivers electric headrest. Motor is reassuringly whirring away, so I suspect I will have to trim down the outer sheath of the Bowden cable drive. Hopefully that will see it operational again !
I have the same job to do. I did it one before, but can't have removed quite enough length from the bowden cable. Can you please post a pic of position of the clips on your seat as last time I tried to remove the panel it seemed very reluctant to move.
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Today I drove it, but that is not the point of posting, is it? Recently I decided it time to address the wonky speedometer. It would sometimes be honest and at others bounce about randomly, display ludicrous speeds or just peg the meter. Driving in my neighborhood looking at a 130 MPH speed was entertaining, sorry no pictures.

Connections I was sure. Also I would get a brake light indicator on or flickering when it wanted to. About that time the odometer decided it time to quit.

With parts from odometergeras,com in hand out came the cluster. Not my first rodeo, so no big deal. With the cluster apart on the bench I tackled the odometer gears. I bought the set of three for $65 plus shipping. Only the stepper motor gear was bad in my case. I tried to fail the others after removal. They probably could have been left, but why bother. The only catch there was using too small of a pair of dikes to eliminate the bushing on the motor shaft. The shaft is stouter than the brass bushing.

Next up, the wonky speedo. With the cluster apart I cleaned up all the connectors with a couple sets of diamond connector files I got off the Crack Truck (Snap On is crack for pro tool users) Thankfully a business deduction so a little cheaper after mid April. The connectors have a little finger in the female side that applies tension to the male connector. With a pin I pricked at it to bend it slightly to increase the tension when assembled. Yeah, sounds kinky I suspect. It's electrical work, what can I say.

I can now report the odometer functions. The speedometer operates normally, with the added bonus of the cruise control not randomly dropping out any longer. And the brake light out indicator is gone.

I'd call this a win. So, what next? I do love my old junk!
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

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Adjusted my coilovers
Installed a nardi hub and steering wheel
Drove it

I need to change the sunroof relay but not sure how to remove the panel yet.
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Gently pull the rear of the panel down and then slide id back
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Nice steering wheel =D>
Gently pull the rear of the panel down and then slide id back
OK, I think that Bert was standing on his head when he posted this advice, as it's exactly opposite of how the front header panel is removed, presuming that it comes out the same way as series 1 cars :-k

First you have to remove the rear view mirror, which appears difficult but simply pulls off, usually best to try one side at a time. It's held in by a spring loaded system, you'll see once it's off, provided you didn't poke an eye out in the process #-o

You also have to remove the sun visors :-"

But you have to get the panel out from the windshield gasket first, then pull the panel forward, in order to remove it =D>

IF you pull it down from the back side, you will brake off the clips that secures it, you'll see once it's off [-o<
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^^. Forgot it was backwards Spent to much time on my head under the dash
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