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      11-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #9
mdosu
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Originally Posted by RBB View Post
BMW of Fairfax. I think the total was around $1,800. Almost 50/50 between the part and the labor, so I paid $900. Its damn expensive for such a small and relatively simple part. I figured I might as well just take it in since I was basically just paying for the part with free labor. I was also under the impression that you had to have the actuator initialized with the dealer software. Now, I'm not so sure if that's the case. They wrote up a blurb on the receipt about the initialization, but W did a nice DIY on the replacement and his appears to be working just fine without initializing. If my bank 1 goes out and no goodwill is given I'll try it myself.
good to know, thanks
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