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Old 07-18-2013, 06:02 AM
bigcletus bigcletus is offline
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Join Date: Dec 2009
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Mein Auto: 03 E39
As a mechanical idiot, I said why not...so I ordered a new Final stage from EAC (ACM/Sitronic). I got under the dash, unclipped the cabling..but the unlock for the Final Stage would not release. With my big hands/body, there was no way to contortion myself to use both hands. That's when a lightbulb in my little brain went on. I clipped on a set of vise grips to the old one's electrical connector, and pushed the clip with my now free hand. The weight of the vise grips moved it enough to clear the clip. I have a/c again (controllable too) ....woo hoo. Thanks to all for the pics and tips. Other than cramped quarters, it wasn't too bad.

The old one was a "BMW
GKR
Valeo"

and looks like the original "03"

PS I love my car...

PSS I could have a newer car, but I bet, not a better driving/fun to drive car.

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