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Where the starter relay is located on a 1996 BMW 328i

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where the starter relay is located on a 1996 BMW 328i
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  marcpod replied 6 years ago.

Welcome are you going to try changing it out. Its under a lot of things to get too. Here is how to get to it!

Disconnect battery ground wire and mask it.
Remove grill from air inlet on heater

Unfasten screws in air manifold box

Unfasten screw of air manifold box

  • Unscrew screws of air manifold box.
  • Pull out air manifold box.
  • Loosen the screws, remove the reinforcing pipe.
  • Remove cover (1) from fuel lines.
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  • Unclip fuel lines (2) and line for reversing light (3) from bracket.
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    • Unfasten nuts and remove cable.

     

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    Installation:
    Note line routing
    Tightening torque, refer to chart below

     

     

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    • Unfasten top and bottom nuts on starter screw connection.

    Installation:
    Tightening torque, refer to chart below

    Unfasten nut (1) on support and remove starter

     

     

  • Check starter pinion and starter crown gear for damage.
  • Dismantling and reassembling starter motor, refer to Disassembling and Assembling Starter Motor
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