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Where is the battery on a BMW 525 located?

January 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Any ideas anyone – thanks very much in advance!!!
- its in the boot – don’t understand why from an electrical point of view this is very inefficient due to voltage drop at high current
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Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra Extended Cab Husky Gear Box Installation Instructions

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

The Gear Box is designed to fit under the rear seat of your truck or SUV. The Gear Box gives you a place to store loose items and clutter and ultimately help keep your vehicle organized. It’s designed to fit your vehicle with or without your Husky Liners in place and only takes a few minutes to install.

INSTRUCTIONS
1) Open and remove the Gear Box from the shipping box and protective plastic bag.
2) Lift the rear seats into their upright position.
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GM Radio Replacement Interface for GMLAN Vehicles Without OnStarо

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

The GMCOL29 allows aftermarket radio installation without retention of the factory radio. The interface replicates all factory warning chimes, audible turn signal indicators and provides a data bus generated 12 volt accessory output that acts just as GM’s R.A.P. (Retained Accessory Power) system did prior to radio removal. R.A.P. keeps the radio powered after the key is off, until the driver door is opened or a 10 minute timer ends, whichever comes first. The GMCOL29 also provides a SWC (Steering Wheel Control) output wire at the interface. By using this interface, the Parking Assist System will receive a “healthy” system status and the Rear Seat Audio controls will also be available for use (if equipped).
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Ground Control Coil Over Conversion Install

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Rear:
1. Raise and properly support back of car. I used a long metal bar that I had which reached across from one of the lower A-arms to the other and jacked up in the middle. I then put jack stands under the rear jacking points using jacking pucks.
2. Remove wheels
3. On the passenger’s side of the car you will need to remove the brake pipe bracket so that the suspension can be lowered. It is attached by 2 10mm nuts.
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BMW 545i Sedan Manual

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments

We should have known that it would happen eventually. Last year, the vaunted BMW 5-series didn’t win a comparison test and finally fell off of our 10Best list. That the 5-series we’d grown so familiar with was still winning our enthusiast hearts after more than five years (what seems an eternity in the modern car biz), speaks volumes of praise. But, the 2003 5-series finally took the fall, taking second place to the newly designed Mercedes-Benz E-class.
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Suzuki Wagon R+

September 27th, 2008 · No Comments

IF YOU CAN BUY THE SAME CAR AS a Vauxhall, why buy a Suzuki? There are fewer dealers, the list price is higher … Clearly, anyone serious about owning the Wagon R should refer to our Agila report as well. However, there are differences – subtle but significant – and despite a recent price rise, the Suzuki’s standard kit, ready-for-the-road, would actually cost nearly £200 more on the Agila. Of course, the Wagon R has been selling well for several years back home in Japan.
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VW Insta-Heat Installation Guide and Owner’s Manual

August 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The Air-cooled VW heating system
In its stock form the heating system on most air cooled VW’s utilizes the engine cooling fan, two heat exchangers and a series of vents in the passenger compartment. The cooling fan, mounted on the end of the generator/ alternator shaft, provides cooling air for the engine and air into the passenger compartment for heat. The heat is provided by two heat exchangers, sometimes called heater boxes. Each heater box is a finned exhaust header that transfers heat from exhaust gasses to air on its way into the passenger compartment. In the (Type 1 beetle) passenger compartment there are two vents located under both sides of rear seat, two more near the driver and passenger’s feet, and a total of five defrost vents spread across the front windshield. As designed this system is uncomfortable in cold weather.
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Mitsubishi Colt XLS hatchback Road Test Report

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

As the popular Mirage disappears from Mitsubishi’s local line-up, the Colt nameplate returns, ready to battle it out in the premium small car sector. Its stylish “mono-box” design, (more compact people mover than hatchback), features a panoramic front screen and upright abbreviated tail. Only one drivetrain is on offer for our market – the 1.5litre MIVEC four cylinder mated to Mitsubishi’s automatic INVECS III CVT (continuously variable transmission).
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Oto Olli Owners Manual

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

This belt-positioning booster seat (booster seat) is designed for use by children who meet these requirements: Weight: 40–100 pounds/18–45 kilograms, and Height: 40–57 inches/101–145 centimeters.
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2008 MITSUBISHI LANCER GTS Overview

June 19th, 2008 · No Comments

The all-new Lancer is larger in every dimension except length, where it has lost 1.5 centimetres. It rides on a brand-new platform shared with the new Outlander, which provides a 56% increase in torsional rigidity and 50% more bending rigidity. For the time being, the front-drive Lancer is offered as a sedan with a choice of three trim levels: DE, ES and GTS.

In the works for the 2009 model-year are a Ralliart version, a station wagon, and a larger, 2.4-litre engine for the GTS. The very sporty Evolution with 291 horsepower is available for the first time in Canada.
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