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Old 02-02-2009, 01:36 AM
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Two lessons learned when removing the FSU in the 2002 E39!

Originally Posted by jnagra1 View Post
It took me about 20 minutes.
It took me MUCH longer than 20 minutes to remove the FSU so that my monthly dead battery would be resolved (I hope).

The instructions here were great. But still it took me almost the entire Superbowl to get the FSU harness connector clip off, and, even then, I ended up breaking one of the sides of the clips to the 2002 FSU.

I concur with post #39 of this thread that it helps greatly to remove the underside of the glovebox (two clips).

I don't know if it's covered in this thread, but, after breaking the clip and examining why, I learned the following:

It is imperative you PUSH inward on the connector (towards the FSU) before you squeeze the clips (perpendicular to the FSU) to unclip!

Otherwise, it will break, like this!
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Last edited by bluebee; 02-02-2009 at 07:35 AM.
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