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Guys, I could REALLY use some help with this... (archive)

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Posted by Lon on July 09, 2000 at 04:30:23:

I posted the following request for info several days ago, and received no responses. I can't believe that no-one here has ever changed a tire yet. The car is going in Tuesday for car memory programming and I would like to be able to grill my sales rep intelligently over the missing tool, if it is supposed to be there.

Originally posted question:

I recently purchased a lightly used 2000 528iA, and in reviewing the owner's manual regarding changing a tire, it says "take the alignment tool from the onboard tool kit and insert it together with the plastic insert into one of the bolt sockets". In the accompanying picture there is an arrow pointing at a long stud sticking out of one of the wheel bolt holes - obviously meant to
facilitate mounting the wheel until you can get a bolt or two in.

I can't seem to locate this tool. Is it supposed to be there on all cars, or is it excluded for some years/models/wheels? (I have the sport pkg with 17" two piece wheels - my car is an early production 2000 with only a four speed automatic.)

If you have this two-part(?) tool, I would much appreciate knowing it exists and, if possible, the BMW part numbers for it (marked on the tool?).

-=( Lon )=-

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