View Single Post
Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Northeast
Posts: 3,055
My Ride: '08 328xi / '01 530i
I'd double check those part numbers. The spring and rod assembly changed. Early model convertibles are different.

There should be a plastic rod as well that sits inside the spring. You likely need items 13 and 14. The spring and rods are identical on both sides in pre 2003 convertibles:

51438163692 Spring
51437029018 Rod
fmzip is offline   Reply With Quote