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Old 08-30-2013, 12:08 PM
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Mein Auto: BMW 325 i cabriolet
Alternator swap on 1988 325i convertible

Is an alternator swap difficult on this car ? Reason I ask is that it does seem to be buried a bit( air filter box, etc.) and a shop I deal with that usually seems reasonable wants $350 to put in a remanufactured one that O'Reilly sells for $85. I don't mind doing it,( though it's been years since I did one), unless it's insanely difficult, as many things ARE on this car ( like $800 to remove the whole dash to replace the LCD light in the on-board computer !!!!)
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:11 PM
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Not hard if you take it steady. Its not a race. When it gets too hard have a coffee and a rest and start again. The unit might come out from underneath so be prepared with jack and stands etc..
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