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DeFran50 05-13-2013 08:45 PM

Final stage resistor/blower
Hey everyone! Quick ?!! Have to replace the FSR!! Do u recommend getting an OE part?? Or can I go generic on this?? Just curious, and what is the average price for this part so I know I'm not getting ripped off?? Thanks in advance!

Zulu95 05-13-2013 09:11 PM

OEM Many have fitted the aftermarket units only to have them fail within a few weeks or months.

Xoutpost 05-13-2013 09:49 PM

I've had to replace mine twice. The first I did with an OEM and it failed a few years later. The second time I did with an eBay aftermarket unit and it has lasted over 4 years. Your mileage may vary.

mrbmwx5 05-14-2013 12:50 AM

Well is your choice .. OE part cost $$$ and last few years or ebay part $ and last five years like mine ...

DeFran50 05-14-2013 08:36 AM

Thank you all for the feedback... I'm thinking of going with the eBay aftermarket product bc def costs less!! Any preferences on an aftermarket brand that I can purchase on eBay?? I have seen some as cheap as $20!! But I feel that's way to cheap!! What price point do you all think I should b around for a decent aftermarket part?? Thanks again!

DeFran50 05-14-2013 08:37 AM

Also, in case this matters.. It's an 03 4.6 with 60k on it!!

jcp240z 05-14-2013 09:28 AM

Look at some of the posts about FSR failures. Keep the old one and see if you ca unpot it and fix it so you have a spare for next time.

white lancer 05-14-2013 09:31 AM

I purchased one off the bay for 23 here in the UK and it lasted a few years ok

TiAgX5 05-14-2013 12:22 PM


Originally Posted by Zulu95 (Post 936482)
OEM Many have fitted the aftermarket units only to have them fail within a few weeks or months.

Bought my X with a bad FSR. Bought the non-OEM FSR off e-bay with a 1 yr warranty, failed in 6mos, seller swapped for a new FSR, that one lasted 2mos. Got tired of repeat labor and went OEM from Ferman BMW and that one has lasted over 2.5yrs now. The non-OEM e-bay FSRs fail!

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