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OK, I'm starting to get a bit tee'd off. I've searched youtube and this forum and have not found one single vid or post regarding the e39 A/C Expansion valve, plenty of e46 and others but they are different than whats on my 2002 e39 530i

Before I tear into it I'd like to know just a bit of what I'm getting into. Normally on most cars/trucks this is a simple job, no big deal. However I've heard from some e46/e36 guys that you can only get to the expansion valve by taking the dash out, well tell that to the couple guys on youtube that went right to the firewall in the engine bay, but like I said, mine is totally different than the e46.

Where the 2 fittings bolt to is not the expansion valve so it must be behind that piece, so is it accessible from the engine bay.
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Thanks Doug, that link don't work for me. But, blowing that pic up it appears that is a shot from inside, meaning the dash was out? Also it only has the single center screw while mine has the 2 on the outside.
 
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