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Old 01-17-2016, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hello, I'm currently on break from working on my CCV. Believe it or not, I'm rolling into my fifth hour and I've just finished undoing all the screws necessary to finish the job. One of the things I've loosened is the throttle body. Unfortunately, all the videos and written guides are for after the facelift. I have a 2000 328Ci. That's all fine, but all the guides are telling me to remove the throttle body be unplugging it from the computer, but mine seems to have a wire/mechanically controlled throttle body.

How can I remove it?

Seeing what I've seen, I assome the long wire is attached all the way to the gas peddle, so I can't disconnect it. Any thoughts or suggestions? Even if I could just move it to the side.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:33 PM   #2
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The end of the cable at the throttle body has a ball end that can be removed without tools. The cable will stay with the car.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:37 PM   #3
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The end of the cable at the throttle body has a ball end that can be removed without tools. The cable will stay with the car.
I'm heading back down in 5, but as in I can just tug on it?
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Old 01-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #4
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If I recall correctly you could have someone push the gas pedal in which would pull the cable in then you might be able to remove it easier, good luck!
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Old 01-17-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
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I was able to do it. There's a clip where the throttle is help and I pulled up to loosen it and set the throttle on the side while I work
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:46 AM   #6
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I'm heading back down in 5, but as in I can just tug on it?

No! Examine the throttle body-throttle cable juncture to see how to remove it!
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