Can it not be disabled for far less? Seems silly to drop ~$800 for a non essential part on a 2006.
At seven years old unless it had an extended warranty I'd be stunned if BMW offer anything.
Am sure you are already found this DIY write-up, seems many disassemble and clean/lube to fix it.
Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)
28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars
Last edited by MP3_E46; 12-26-2012 at 04:58 PM.