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Old 04-29-2010, 07:45 AM   #1
mojovase
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Replacing Air Mass Meter Tips

SES light went on. Took car to mechanic and was told I have a hole in the lower section of the air mass meter boot. Said I would need to have it replaced. I see that they are sold for $12 to $15.

Did a search and was unable to find any DIY tips. Anyone out there have directions or whatever to help me replace the lower section.

While I am considering having it done myself, I'm also wondering if I should replace the whole unit or not necessary? Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Are you talking about the mass air flow sensor? All the pieces and parts are rather easy to replace and you should be able to do it yourself. Take a look at realOEM for the diagram of your MAF parts. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...05&hg=13&fg=15

This will literally be a flat head screw driver type job for you.

Good luck.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:52 AM   #3
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Well you are either talking about part 3 or part 6.
Just like glxedwards said, you just need a screwdriver to change the parts.
As long as it's just a hole and not the MAF itself the cost will be minimal.

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