BMW Part Numbers

February 22, 2003

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A BMW Part number is formatted like this: 00-00-0-000-000. The first two digits reveal the section that the part belongs to. Read on for my findings so far… SS-00-0-000-000 —————

The section numbers are as follows:

  • 07 - generic parts such as lubricants, fasteners, cable etc.
  • 11 - engine
  • 12 - engine electrical system
  • 13 - engine - fuel preparation system (injectors etc.)
  • 16 - fuel supply (tank, pump, pipes etc.)
  • 18 - exhaust system
  • 21 - clutch
  • 23 - transmission (manual)
  • 24 - transmission (automatic)
  • 25 - gear lever
  • 26 - drive shaft
  • 31 - suspension (front)
  • 32 - steering
  • 33 - suspension (rear)
  • 34 - brakes
  • 35 - pedals
  • 36 - wheels
  • 41 - bodywork
  • 51 - trim, interior fittings etc.
  • 52 - seats
  • 54 - sunroof
  • 61 - body electrical systems
  • 62 - instrument cluster
  • 63 - lighting
  • 64 - cabin heating and climate control
  • 65 - audio
  • 66 - park distance control
  • 71 - tools (that are supplied with car e.g. boot toolkit)
  • 72 - seatbelts / airbags etc.
  • 81 - lifestyle e.g. jackets and keyrings
  • 82 - accessories e.g. roof boxes, upgrade kits for heated seats etc.
  • 83 - car care products
  • 84 - communications

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