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Thread: Finally solved the mystery of what goes into the empty engine bay compartment

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    Finally solved the mystery of what goes into the empty engine bay compartment

    Apparently it's for the electric water heater, which was most commonly found on diesel models but could also be optioned from factory on a 330i.

    Part number: BMW 64.12-6 904 668

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    Good info!

    Also for the Xi models it housed some sort of hydraulic system related to the AWD system.

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    Did not know that. Thanks.

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    318i has the battery in there.

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    I also thought some models had the ABS module there
    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP (well, technically ZAM)


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    Yeah i think some of the older pre-facelift models had their ABS in there. I never thought it was a mystery lol

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    Early M3s also housed the ABS/DSC in the drug bin, as well.

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    The RHD models had the brake booster, master cylinder, and ABS stuff in that passenger side bin.

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