This part is listed by BMW as BMW part number 12317555926 and is described as re-manufactured Electrical System Generator (Alternator), 180 amp, for N51/N52 6 cylinder engines. Also listed as BMW part number 12-31-7-555-926.
This alternator is used on many non-turbo model BMWs from 2007-2012 including BMW 1 Series (128i), 3 Series (328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive), X3 xDrive 30i, X5 xDrive 30i, E60 528i and 528i xDrive. It is manufactured by Bosch, the original supplier to BMW (an OEM brand) and provides 180 amps to the electrical system. If your BMW has suffered an alternator failure and is no longer providing the required voltage, it will leave your BMW dead in the water. A new alternator is not incredibly hard to change, and can get your battery and electrical system charging once again.
We also suggest picking up the bolt set for this alternator, which is part number 12310392568 - View that part now.
The price of this alternator includes a refundable core charge. Core returns are optional, but we give you the opportunity to recycle and save! Upon receipt and approval of your rebuildable alternator core, a refund will be processed in the amount of the core charge. Please note the amount of this core charge can change without warning. At last update the core charge refund was $70.00.
A core charge applies to this purchase. The supply of original parts for rebuilding keeps the final purchase price low. The core must match the part that was supplied in terms of fitment, type, application, accessories, and hardware. Damaged or modified cores will not receive a refund. A core charge can only be refunded once the core has been inspected and approved. Click here for our Core Policy
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