I tried spraying wd-40. No results. The actuator gave the same symptoms as you described. After the actuator was replaced all was well!
I didn't attempt doin it myself since my hands are huge, but indy said it was a PITA.
2003 BMW 540i [Sterling Gray / Gray]
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Last edited by Dking078; 09-14-2012 at 11:13 AM.