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    Excellent

    One thing to mention about eBay sensors - You might have to buy another one in a short space of time.
    When it comes to sensors on BMW's, it's usually better to go for OEM one's. They're not too keen on aftermarket one's.
     
     

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    I agree completely with Ferret about it not lasting long.

    I needed a new abs sensor, got one from ebay, put it on and the problem was worse! did the spinny-wheel-multimeter check and found out that it was putting out the completely wrong voltage compared to all the others, had to bite the bullet and get one from BMW, cost about £80 for a front one i think.

    horrible job to get it in and out - if i remember correctly i had to get a bit of emery cloth and make it slightly small in diameter.
     
     

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    swapped the sensor today bit of a ******* as it was in solid, but managed in the end all good, job done! we'll see how long it last's
     
     

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    did you get it out without breaking it?
    when i tried to remove my broken one it just snapped the end off, had to pull out all the copper cable then dig the rest of it out. if theres an obvious easier way i'd love to hear it!
    thanks.
     
     

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    Biggest problem for me has been the bolt snapping (had to drill & tap 2 so far)
    I found the easiest way to remove the sensor was to hammer a screwdriver into the flat where the bolt would go through and use the driver to put some pressure on it, while at the same time clamping the sensor with mole grips and giving it a good wiggle
     
     

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    no it was a bitch had too break it apart and hammer the lug left in the hub housing using a screwdriver dont think they had ever been changed befor
     
     

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    fuckin light keeps comin on again but only now and then, is it another sensor or the aftermarket part? do i waste another £20 on diag or is there another way
     
     

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    The sensor should've been an original BMW one. Probably cost about £100 though.
     
     

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