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Old 10-06-2009, 10:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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04 530i changing altenator

how do i change the altenator on 04 530i... please help thanks
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A look at realoem.com should help as a start. Have you Googled for a DIY?
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Same as most modern BM's lossen one or both of the tensioners ( mark where they are 1st) remove the belt ( taking note how it runs around the pulleys) ,diconnect the electric connections, then undo the bolts and remove. I would imagine its a pain in the arse like most BM's you may evn have to remove it from underneath some you do some you dont!!..
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