Thanks so much for your info. I used it when I went to the dealership for the fix. They changed the part to the "new, improved spring." However, the annoying ticking continues even after the change. To make matter worse, the ticking is now occurring on the passenger side. My service people have created a problem request with the R&D deparment at BMW NJ. I will let everyone know the outcome so that you can replace the defective part.