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New to forum. I recently bought my first 2002, a 73 Malaga/tan daily driver. In high school I drove a 1980 320i, but Mom sold it when I went to college...long story.

I'm looking for anyone in Fresno to network with and particularly for a place to get help with electrical. Need running lights, blinkers both sides, and want to add a third brake light in the back glass.

Any recommendations?

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Hello, and welcome to the Forum!

I think the 3rd brake light (Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp, or CHMSL) is a good idea. While I have a couple that would work, they are external mount (originally designed for a fiberglass rear-deck spoiler), and would require fabrication of a holder.

My best suggestion is to purchase a Hella lamp from Daniel Stern [http] (scroll to the very bottom). LED's are perfect for this application, so long as the optical design meets NHTSA requirements, which these Hella lamps do.

I hope to meet you if you can make our Swap & Show on 18 May at the Brisbane Marina!


Larry Ayers


’73 Malaga— first car, now gone

'74tii Malaga

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Hi -

I live in Fresno too and also new to this forum.


I'm not a professional mechanic, but I have done my own auto repair over the years.  I purchased a 1975 2002 about 3 years ago and have been driving it daily until my trans went bad recently.  Because of this forum, I believe I have a line on a replacement trans and will be working through that shortly. 


Feel free to use me as network source.  More is better when you're needing a part or specialty tool etc..  


I plan to slowly restore mine as an ongoing project, so I'll be gaining 02 knowledge and resources over the next few years.


I don't believe there's too many of us here in Fresno.  I've only seen three others on the road.



1975 BMW-2002, Sahara (4-Spd)

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