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Old 11-25-2008, 09:45 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by ZiMMie View Post
Early E46's did NOT come equipped with DRIVE BY WIRE.
The cable its not a Back up for a drive by WIRE system. It controls the throttle like all the older models.
Maybe I used the wrong wording, but it's not a regular throttle cable based system like on the M20. The cable doesn't actually pull on the throttle butterfly like a traditional throttle. The throttle is electronically controlled based on the input from the cable.

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