I see my Z3 has this switch listed but where would it be on the car please.The switch serves as a simple way to interrupt the off-load current for electronic components on vehicles which are not in use (being transported, in storage). This increases the obligatory interval between battery recharging from 6 to 12 weeks (cost saving).
Vehicles that will have a long transport route or those for which longer storage times are envisaged (not in customer's hands), are equipped with this factory-fitted battery master switch.
The battery master switch is not fitted for all markets.
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Not sure about the manual/automatic reference but is is known to have such a large time span between production and registration, remember the Z4 was on the cards and sales must have slowed down dramatically. looking at your avatar I see you have an estoril blue 3.0, these were specials toward the end on the Z3 production line.Wow, this is a great source of information, but I notice two things about my car. First on the Bimer.work site it says mine is an automatic but it is definately a manual and second it says the car was made on 22nd January 2002 but it was not registered until 7th May 2003 nearly a year and a half later, would that be right?
Couldn't get this website to connect but googled & found another that workedUpdated as the original process (strike through) doesn't seem to be valid anymore. Replaced with a new procedure which does work!
There is an option to save the data as a PDF file, so you can keep it on file.
This works for both Z3 and Z4 models (and pretty much any UK BMW too!) and all you need is the last 7 digits of your VIN number.
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- BMW's VIN decoder seems easiest to use.
- Go to http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
- Enter the last seven characters of the VIN, and the Captcha characters.
- That will bring up your Z3's build data.
The PDF's look like this when created (using Rosie as an example 2001 2.2i Sport
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