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840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

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Hello

I've trawled numerous national/international spare suppliers and can't seem to find an original or aftermarket 840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable (which is part #11 in the attached diagram) anywhere.

Any one got any ideas where I can source one from a breakers yard or does anyone have one spare they'd like to sell?

Any help appreciated.

Rob

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i wonder if one from a e34 540i or e39 540i may work , probably jsut sleightly different lengths , same levers etc

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Thanks for the suggestion.

The BMW OEM part number is :- 25161421432

Not sure how to check that though for those other car models.

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24 minutes ago, dionin said:

Thanks for the suggestion.

The BMW OEM part number is :- 25161421432

Not sure how to check that though for those other car models.

no only e31 840

but others may work , just need to check lengths

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Crikey - hopefully someone more resourceful than me on here may know how to do that as impossible to tell from the old BMW part specs. 

I guess the only way would be from someone who has a Bowen cable ripped out of a 540i?

I can get the lengths from the one I have taken out of the 840i.

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A handful of them if you google 'bmw 25161421432' you get some hits in the US, and in Europe. Looks like you can get one for ~50 euro.

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Yeah mentioned that in the first post - tried them all (I think) and they accept the order and then advise that it's no longer produced or available and then do a refund.

I'm down to scavenger mode now :)

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7 minutes ago, dionin said:

Yeah mentioned that in the first post - tried them all (I think) and they accept the order and then advise that it's no longer produced or available and then do a refund.

I'm down to scavenger mode now :)

Ah, my bad. I didn't get that from the first post. Good luck mate!

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1 hour ago, dionin said:

Crikey - hopefully someone more resourceful than me on here may know how to do that as impossible to tell from the old BMW part specs. 

I guess the only way would be from someone who has a Bowen cable ripped out of a 540i?

I can get the lengths from the one I have taken out of the 840i.

send me pics  of the ends etc  and length of it , brent@bmworld.co.nz

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Thanks TLH - this does look promising - I have asked teh mechanic to check if it's compatible.

 

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@ BM World - have also asked the mechanic to measure and provide his photos and will get back to you.

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What happened to the cable, stretched? 

This happened on my E36. 

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@Michael - mine did the opposite and the metal component at the gear selector handle end buckled and snapped when I put it into Park.

@BMWorld - still waiting for the garage mechanic to get back to me with the pics.

@TLH - I've ordered the one from eBay as the mechanic was advised there is little difference to the centre console between LHD & RHD models. Worth a try as not much other choice as yet :)

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Hi All

Well the problem has been solved and my 840 is back on the road :)

Thanks TLH for the link to the available LHD version on ebay as my mechanic made this work and there was little difference to contend with. 

Thanks also to everyone else for their suggestions and interest.

Regards

Rob

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