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Old 01-30-2013, 04:30 AM
toga94m toga94m is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 530xiT

Grats! I was hoping it was related to mine, hated to steer you down the wrong path. On mine the spring holder broken, but I also had a loose mounting screw rattling around in there. I think when the car was repaired from a mild rear-ender (two owners ago, I only pieced clues together from Carfax reports) they didn't screw everything down tight enough.

At the time, the TIS part of spaghetticoder was available, so I could zoom in on the service manual pictures and find the right replacement part number 51247114612, then google and order online from a parts source. Mine was just over $100 plus shipping from getbmwparts dot com. Still a lot to pay for a little piece of plastic that let a spring get loose.
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