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Old 07-08-2012, 11:18 AM   #102
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Bosch F00MA45219

Originally Posted by acon View Post
My main issue is that my alt has the vr with the oval connector instead of the rectangular connector as listed so after buying the rectangular one on Pelican I had to return it...
Same here. Seems some E46 models built in 2003 have a 120-amp alternator more commonly associated with the Z4, making it rather difficult to find the relevant VR. If your alternator has the oval electrical connector/plug noted above on the rear of the alt., then you need the VR with Bosch part number F00MA45219. (The 2nd & 3rd being "digit zero," not "letter O.") That number is not easy to come by -- make a note of it if you have the relevant alternator.

As of this writing, Pelican sells it for $65 but it doesn't cross-reference to the E46 and you won't find it on their site. You must call with the Bosch number above.

Last edited by aurelius; 07-08-2012 at 11:21 AM.
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