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Old 11-29-2006, 11:14 AM
dmarrell dmarrell is offline
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Mein Auto: 97 540I
Thumbs up quick tip on getting the fsu out

First of all, thanks to you elvis for writing this up and posting the pictures. As a quick tip, i just finished this procedure on my 97 540i and had some trouble figuring out how to push down on the main clip and pull out the fsu at the same time because i could only fit one hand up into the crevice. However, I noticed that the particular old unit in my car actually has a very small metal "handle" below the socket where the wire harness attaches. I found a very small "plasti-cuff" (one of those one-piece plastic things that you see the cops using for handcuffs occassionally where one end zips through an enclosure on the other end) in my toolbox and was able to hook it up to the handle with just one hand (a small allen wrench might work also??). The plasti-cuff now gave me a 4-inch handle to pull with my left hand while my right hand could sqeeze into the opening to depress the clip holding the fsu into place. It came out easily this way and I was finished shortly thereafter.

Thanks again,
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