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    The sides of your grille slats look black (from...

    The sides of your grille slats look black (from here!) vs. chrome like the front edge = stock USA.
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    All I know is it's for the cabin air filter. ...

    All I know is it's for the cabin air filter. What's different?
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    My coupe has the original stock grilles: Grille...

    My coupe has the original stock grilles:
    Grille left CHROM from 03/2003 51137064317
    Grille right CHROM from 03/2003 51137064318

    For the sedan:
    Grille left CHROM from 09/2001 51137042961 ...
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    Dragged the coupe out of hibernation. Passed the...

    Dragged the coupe out of hibernation. Passed the state inspection & emissions test so we're good to go for two more years! I reset the throttle adaptation thanks to a post over the weekend. I have...
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    I'm interested as well!

    I'm interested as well!
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    63,228. Just broke it out of storage where it...

    63,228. Just broke it out of storage where it sat for the pandemic year. Need to have emissions test for registration & annual safety inspection.
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    Is this procedure correct? ...

    Is this procedure correct? https://www.bimmerfest.com/threads/throttle-body-adaptation-reset-how-to-program-your-e46-to-rev-a-lot-faster.927646/
  8. That part # looks good - comes up on my local...

    That part # looks good - comes up on my local dealer's site:
    Cover Backrest Cloth 521041 - BMW (52-10-7-890-416)
    Supersedes: 52107901126
    MSRP: $779.97
    Discount: $152.09 (19.50% off)
    Sale...
  9. You can find all your part #s at realoem.com. I...

    You can find all your part #s at realoem.com. I don't see any Alcantara listed here:
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EV53-USA-04-2003-E46-BMW-330i&diagId=52_2284

    EDIT - I didn't...
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    Battery registration is not needed for E46.

    Battery registration is not needed for E46.
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    They probably have to get the dealer items from a...

    They probably have to get the dealer items from a local BMW source, same as FCP or BluntTech. I've always been able to find better pricing than ECS / Pelican / Turner so have never used them. I get...
  12. I've owned my 2003 530i since 75k miles. ...

    I've owned my 2003 530i since 75k miles. Replaced all that same stuff in fall 2019 at 140k preventatively - most parts were original.
  13. #s 6 & 8 are the hard plastic lines: 06 Water...

    #s 6 & 8 are the hard plastic lines:
    06 Water pipe (1) - 11537502525
    08 Heater inlet pipe (1) - 11531705210
    (#7 O-rings come on the new lines.)...
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    Excellent - thank you! Realoem shows them used...

    Excellent - thank you! Realoem shows them used for Trim panel A- / B- / C-Column, Rear window shelf / sun blind electr. & Trunk trim panel - no mention of use for the seat back....
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    Looks like the plug is included in a kit #...

    Looks like the plug is included in a kit # 52108240495. Are the plugs available separately?
    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/front-seat-trim-hardware-kit/52108240495/
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    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mini-fuel-tank-ca...

    https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/mini-fuel-tank-cap-cooper-16117222391
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    I've never had to replace seat covers or heaters....

    I've never had to replace seat covers or heaters. Check these out:
    https://swedishcarparts.com/parts/1640-volvo-seat-heater-replacement-pad-he240740
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    This is the wheel section!! The heating elements...

    This is the wheel section!! The heating elements are part of the upholstery. You'll have to choose aftermarket heaters to keep the existing seat covers....
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    Thanks for the correction! I knew they were M3...

    Thanks for the correction! I knew they were M3 chairs, but went to my ZHP default page at realoem.
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    Great looking seats! Now you need to source or...

    Great looking seats! Now you need to source or clean up the outer coverings for the seat bases. Good luck!
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=EV53-USA-10-2004-E46-BMW-330i&diagId=52_2304
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    You're taking the medical community's approach -...

    You're taking the medical community's approach - you've (hopefully) ruled out the fuel pump!
  22. Welcome! Most everything has been discussed here...

    Welcome! Most everything has been discussed here as the E46 platform is over 20 years old! You've started off right with your maintenance concerns. If you have any records with the car that will...
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    ALL used car prices are up this year as new car...

    ALL used car prices are up this year as new car production is decreased/limited by the lack of chips. Our county even raised the value of our cars so we're paying more in personal property taxes!
  24. I've only encountered cracking/breaking of the...

    I've only encountered cracking/breaking of the cylindrical pot metal parts that allow the key cylinder to rotate without resistance so the door won't unlock. The parts are included in the eBay kit. ...
  25. BMW E46 door lock repair:...

    BMW E46 door lock repair:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-1998-06-BMW-E46-3-Series-Door-Lock-Cylinder-Barrel-Repair-Kit-Front-LHD-RHD/322248876975?fits=Make%3ABMW&hash=item4b0787a3af:g:qpAAAOSw-kdXyQcg
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