If your car has cruise control = you need the 4 pin.
No cruise control = 2 pin.
Buy from the dealership. Trust me on this one.
Aftermarket ones, you are gambling weither it's of quality and if it's quiet or not. Contact switches like these can be very noisey and produce a big beefy "CLICK" noise when engaged. Like bavauto's replacement switch, I bought theirs thinking I was just saving some cash. I did, but the thing was HORRENDOUSLY LOUD (It was awful). I disassembled it and attempted to alleviate the noise problem but wound up breaking it.
Bite the bullet and get an OEM switch, they are much quieter and at least it will last another 60 thousand miles or so, and by then, I bet you'd probably upgrade to an E46
Fairly easy fix, hard toget the origional switch out though. I ended up depressing the brake and ripping the thing out with some plyers.
Thanks, so I gotta add that to my list of things to get for the bimmer!
I blew a tire the other day and was riding on my rim for a little until I got to a parking lot, the tire shop said it's too bent up to continue using permanently, know anywhere I can get a replacement rim cheap?
I'd go OEM with that as well even though it is rather expensive.
If you get a replica rim (and I don't know of any for your rim style) it's weight will be different than the rest and can cause a little handling weirdness. It's good for things like this to be symetrical from left to right.
Is it really bent or is there just some "curb rash", or did you just drive on it way longer than you should have?
I turned a corner and my car started shaking violently, so I pulled into the first parking lot i could and saw my tire was blown. I didn't think it was that bad, but when I brought it in to get a new tire, the mechanics said it was "bent up pretty bad" and suggested I get a new rim. He balanced it, and I don't feel much vibration (even at 100+), so I don't know if I should worry about it.
Originally posted by 007ben+Jan 3 2005, 11:30 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(007ben @ Jan 3 2005, 11:30 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-93 325i@Jan 3 2005, 05:46 AM HEy, just so you know the brake light circuit switch is a factory recall and the dealer will replace for free..
well crap. oh well. it took all of 20 min to fix on my own.
Took me couple hours because I f***ed up the HVAC under there :P
WOUlda been nice to have the dealer replace.
BTW, on the RIM, I'd by a set of BMW rims from a forum member here or on bimmerforums.com---there is always someone trying to get rid of their 15"rims.
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