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Old 11-09-2013, 04:06 AM
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E70 Active Stabiliser service??

Hi, this is my first post so go easy, I've been reading the forum for sometime, some great info for our cars.

I have a 2007 E70 X5, 4.8L petrol V8, I was in my local BMW dealership for an MOT and the service adviser told me my car is coming upto a major service early next year.

He told me about the oil, airfilter, sparkplugs etc which I knew about then his computer came up with something I've never heard before - "Active stabiliser service" we had never heard of it and the computer quoted no price, so he went out back to talk to a technician, he came back and said "It is a pyrotechnic device fitted to your bonnet" I then joked "So my bonnet could blow up??!!" he said he would find out more and call me which he hasn't.

After looking on the web I think it is part of the dynamic drive or a bonnet airbag for pedestrians but no other info so does anybody know what it is?? what they do to service it? and roughly how much?

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Old 11-10-2013, 04:02 AM
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I think they meant to say they wanted to service the active Front stabilizer bar/Dynamic Drive, probably a fluid service for the hydraulic unit. That's my two cents.

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Old 11-11-2013, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by paul.rog View Post
Hhe came back and said "It is a pyrotechnic device fitted to your bonnet"


Agreed it is the Adaptive Drive component frank listed.

To my knowledge there is no published "service" for this item- IMO this is a BMW dealer seeking to separate you from your $$$ (or pounds as the case may be...)

and if it is a "pyrotechnic device" it reminds me of the joke about the QC department in the fuse factory:

"That woulda been good"

"That woulda been good"

"That woulda been good"

"That woulda been good"

"That woulda been good"

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