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Old 08-18-2013, 04:29 AM
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I had my FSU out so long, that I forgot where it goes back!
I had to review all the in situ pictures of this thread to find the little clip it goes into.
Here, for others to benefit, are the best pictures showing WHERE the E39 FSU lies in place:

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Originally Posted by bluebee View Post
You'd think I would see the bracket it goes on - but I stared for fifteen minutes upside down and didn't see it.

I'm going to go through all the pictures (some of which are mine) of the FSU when it was in place.

Then I'm gonna MARK that spot where it goes!

EDIT: I found this picture of mine from this thread in 2009 when I replaced my FSU for the first time:
It looks like the FSU was bolted to something - but I don't remember what.

Here's another of my own pictures from 2009:

And another:

This is another FSU in place, posted over here:

And, another sequence from here:


This photo below is from this thread - and it also shows it bolted in to something:

There's apparently a black tab that I'm forgetting about that is hidden up there:

This picture also shows it bolted and clipped:

This is the next shot in that sequence above:

And this is the new FSU, clipped into that same spot:

Here's another from here:

and here is another shot of that same FSU as above:

With a view of the socket from here:

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