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amyricksr 01-04-2013 12:11 PM

97 540i Towing Eye
Hello everyone, I need to have my 540 towed and when the flatbed arrived he called and said he couldnt tow it because I didnt have a towing eye.
Question: I know there's a tool set in the trunk, would the towing eye be included or is this a part that will have to purchased from the dealership?

Thanks in advance for all help.

DHoang 01-04-2013 12:33 PM

Yes, towing eye is included in tool tray.

But The tow guy should be able to hook the chains somewhere on the front subframe and
that should work. THat area is 10x more rigid than the bumper.

Nline6 01-04-2013 12:55 PM

Just dont hook the control arms.... or any front suspension arms for that matter.

bluebee 01-04-2013 01:40 PM

I typed /toolkit F3 in the bestlinks ... and it netted me this:
- What is in the BMW toolkit (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & what extra tool kit parts to get like warning triangles (1)

Topaz540i 01-04-2013 05:12 PM

front control arms have big yellow stickers that say "DO NOT TOW OR LASH" so you can pretty much guarantee that is where he will hook the cable.

edjack 01-04-2013 09:57 PM

Yeah, the tags say "No chains, just straps." Mine are goughed up by the low life who brought my baby out here.

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