Thanks. I called Irvine BMW yesterday and they said they have it in stock ready to go. I'm gonna get it and try to do the DIY install. It appears that to just connect it to see if it works without "installing" it is a pretty simple process. Then, if it doesn't work and needs coding, I can get a service appt. and have it done.
Originally Posted by Rick545i
Crevier BMW in Santa Ana is taking names. They are guessing that the labor is between 1-2 hours. The SA said she knows that the stated labor is .75 for the installation but they have never done it so she wanted to guess on the high side. Crevier is usually pretty competitive on pricing. Good luck.
They quoted me $299.95 for the part(s) which is what the MSRP is on the BMW Service Bulletin.
2006 550i 6 speed manual, Black Sapphire Metallic, beige interior, Sport Package, Navigation, Active Steering, Fold Down Seats
Before that: 2001 540i 6 speed manual, Anthracite Metallic, gray interior
Before that: 1994 530i 6 speed manual, Black on Black
Before that: 1988 528e 6 speed manual
Yep, I LUV the 5 Series!