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Kenny, BMW Technician
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I'm having a difficult time finding information on the rear

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I'm having a difficult time finding information on the rear (passenger side) bearing for my BMW E90 2006 325i. Neither side is magnetic on the bearing, so how do I tell if the tone ring is present so I don't have lights popping up on my dash? Which side should be installed first?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
Where did you get the bearing?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
BMW dealership. Century BMW in Greenville, SC to be exact.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The information I've found online has been conflicting to say the least. I'm hearing that one side should be slightly magnetic from the tone ring inside, and that I should be able to stick a paperclip to that side of the bearing. This is a F.A.G. bearing from the dealership, so it should be correct.
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
does one side of the bearing have a black seal?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope. Both are red
Expert:  Kenny replied 1 year ago.

Yes one side should be magnetic, I use a razor blade to determine which side it is and your tone ring is in the wheel bearing on your model. Can you give me the part number I will verify it is the correct part to install.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Part number - 33 41 6 762 317
Razor would not stick to either side
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is the deal here? JustAnswer was happy to charge my account before I got any answers ...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm glad that there are experts here ...