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Old 10-26-2011, 08:48 PM
stedistang stedistang is offline
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Location: Canada
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 2007 X3
Had the dreaded 3 lights on the dash. Just did the fix. Only time will tell if it works! BTW, I don't know who said it was an easy DIY but I had a hell of a time. Once the actuator is off, it's true it is an easy fix but getting those damn 4 bolts off to take it down took me forever. Hint to help you guys out, use a 1/4 inch wratchet, a long extension, a universal joint and a slim and short 8 mm socket. Had to take 2 bolts off the heat shield and bend it out of the way. For those who don't have access to a lift, my sympathies!

I can't believe this little actuator costs over 800 bucks! What a rip off. Someone definitely has to start refurbishing these units cause from what I could tell, THEY ARE ALL DOOMED TO FAIL, it's only a matter of time and milage!

FYI, I have a 2007 3.0si.

And BTW, I live in Canada, where it snows like hell in winter, so I'll keep you guys posted on the effectiveness of this fix in extreme driving conditions, but I'll have to wait for it to snow, which should be in about one month.

Have fun.

Last edited by stedistang; 10-27-2011 at 06:49 AM.
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