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Where is the transmission fill plug?

Old 12-28-2013, 03:02 PM
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Have you wondered, done a search and found nothing? Here is to help you out.

The fill plug on a 2006 BMW 530xi AWD is at the left rear corner of the transmission, 1 inch above the gasket line. It is obscured totally by the coupling drive shaft from the gear box to the front 2 wheels. It needs 8mm allen socket. In order to get access to this plug, you need to remove the 4 torx bolts and let the coupling gear hang down.

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Old 12-28-2013, 09:00 PM
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hey, i been trying to tackle this last week with no luck, and thought it was a stealer job only, i obviously came back with 860+ quote. I still would like to do this myself, could you tell me if you need a impact to remove the drive shaft screw for the front wheels.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:53 AM
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No impact is needed. You need a set of torx sockets, and some wobble extensions. The four torx bolts are not on there that tight. Remove one end and let it hang down.
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