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Old 01-16-2020, 01:34 PM
plus1111 plus1111 is offline
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Spring Retaining Clips?

BMW uses a neat spring retainer on electrical connectors and the coolant reservoir tank plug. Being a card-carrying Klutz, I've lost a few. So far I have not been able to find a source for them.

I even bought replacement plugs, no clips included, tho.

Any ideas?

Hobby mechanic doing my own work for 50 years or so.
We have a 2006 530xi Touring and a 2008 535xi sedan.
I can't really remember the last time I took a car to a repair service.
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Old 01-16-2020, 03:59 PM
twh twh is offline
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For the electrical connectors, in a pinch, you could bend up a paper clip and use it. Or, for either electrical or coolant, go to the hobby shop and get some wire of the right diameter and bend it the way you need it. You could also go to a pick your part junk yard anc clip off the connector you need. The one I've been to locally charges $10 per connector. The coolant spring is also sold separately by OEM and VW, MB, Audi...as i recall it is sized by the hose inside diameter, with 32mm being the most prevalent. You can find them on Amazon. Perhaps the electrical clips are out there too.
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Old 01-16-2020, 04:12 PM
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Might be dealer only. Better bet is a u-pull wrecking yard.
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