F10 (2013) Rear Brake Actuator Replacement - Haiyoo so expensive!!

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    Guys. I sent the car to the Authorized Service Centre for a battery replacement ( after 5 years 6 months - which is not bad ). Battery is replaced but the mechanic said the both rear brake actuators ( hand brake equivalent) must be replaced and would cost RM 4,300. Failing to replace would potentially cause the brake to lock and cant be released from parking position. 3 questions:-

    1) Mechanic said replacement after 5 years is expected with some cars it happened much earlier. Is this true?

    2) RM 4,300 reflects market price?

    3) Can I engage outside workshop hoping it would cheaper and yet reliable??


    Pls comment guys. Thank You
     
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    1) The suggestion made by the mechanic is preventive in nature. Yes there have been a lot of actuators malfunctioning at times when u dont need them to. 5 years is 'lifetime' for BMW. As a preventive maintenance, yes you may change at own cost. If not, you can still drive, until it actually fails, which by then u wont know when. could be tmrw, next month, next couple of years..... or it never will.... your call.

    2) RM4,300 is SC price, and i hope its for 2 units. Outside, even from Bavarian Auto shld cost u approx RM1k++/piece (u need 2 - left n right actuators), excluding labour.

    3) Yes you may and point no 2 shows its gonna be wayyyy cheaper. Do remember these workshops also cari makan, so there would be some mark-up over the part, but still way cheaper from SC. Choose your mech wisely, also based on ur convenience.

    Do share your experience bro.
     
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    Bro Gendong,

    Just to validate.... a friend bought it and install in his F10, works great. However, please check if the above is the right model for you. Because its tested and fit to a F10 520d. Others not sure unless they are the same part number.
     
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    Should be the same part number i think across F10s. but havent checked realoem yet.

    update: yes it the same part number. cross-ref it between a 2010 535 & a 2014 520d. Part#34216794618
     
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    Dear Bro Gendong and F10 Crew, apologizes for the late response. Many thanks for the feedback. I have not replaced the ,waiting until the car tells me to.... which the reminder finally popped on the screen last night... so it is time. I always sceptical to on line purchase any critical mechanical parts, anyway thanks for the lead Bro F10 Crew. I live in USJ, any recommendation on reliable workshop around the area? Been sending to SCs all these while.. now to explore other workshop. Tq
     
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    There are a few reputable mechanics in USJ n Sunway. Some ppl decide based on convenience. I used to frequent MSpeed in USJ1. Owner AhMeng knows his stuff. He's more into preventive maintenance so he'll ask u to change before it breaks down. U still hv the final call. Sunway area u hv Autobahn. Reliable too. Further up u hv Bluegreen.
     
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    i just replaced my rear brake actuator with Ah Meng few weeks back. I bought used from overseas. I was thinking about getting it from China, but there were a lot of negative reviews, so I decided to get used instead.
     
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    Thanks Bro Gendong. You're very resourceful..Tq
     
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    Thanks Bro
     

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