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      03-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #1

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OEM part question

If BMW or the owner replaces a part on a vehicle with parts directly from the BMW supply chain, is the replacement part coded, colored or any other discriminate markings that would tell that it was not part of the original assembly. I'm curious because of a part I have replaced (blower fan) is differently colored than the one I replaced which was also a replacement by the dealer in my 2006 330i. The aging of the part makes it appear to be the original.

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      03-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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From model to model and year to year parts have been known to change color, design etc. It is possible that your old fan is a superseded part number and the replacement is a different color. OEM BMW parts will have a BMW roundel, "BMW" or a BMW part number on them.
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When a part is superseded you'll often find slightly different visual ques.

Originally Posted by PINeely View Post
OEM BMW parts will have a BMW roundel, "BMW" or a BMW part number on them.

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