If it were the same, BMW would have the same part number. Looking up that part it is ONLY good for the X5.
Originally Posted by alphaod
Errr... I don't want to spend $1200 on a new compressor. I am not sure; that is the issue.
But my car has 65000 miles hence it's out of warranty.
Don't fix it..or buy a junk unit.
I'm also a bit iffy on the diagnosis ...how sure are you on that?
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.