Parts Coding Symbols ...
as used on BMW Motorcycle Parts Lists
© Copyright 2018, R. Fleischer
BMW parts lists sometimes have codes. You may find these codes on microfiche, the SNABBKATALOG, and elsewhere's. They are generally not in use for on-line fiche, which sometimes have explanations, but more often not. BMW dealerships have the information.
A: May be exchanged with parts number in next line.
alle: Part used in all associated models; and any notes apply to all.
E/A (or) e/a: Obsolete, use part in next line.
E: No longer available
->FG (an arrow, before an FG): Applicable to all years up to and including...
FG-> (an arrow, after an FG): applicable to years AFTER.
* Asterisk may be used before the FG characters, means the same as an arrow before FG.
* Asterisk may be used after the FG characters, means the same as an arrow after FG.
FG: Fahrgestell or "chassis" .
FG-Nr and Fg-Nr: : Change as/at of Chassis Number xxxxxxx.
Hg: Main group.
i.V.m.: Only together with....
N: Refers to a note ...usually available by clicking or pressing N in fiche CD's.
n.p.z: Only suitable for ....
s: Special equipment.
SI: Service Information, usually available by clicking or pressing S.
W: Part number can be used with neighboring (previous or following) part number that also is marked W.
Z: Mutually interchangeable (various codes and digits may be included to identify retrofit, NOT retrofittable, or, 'in conjunction with' ...what follows.
+ : Part valid for U.S.A. and all other countries models.
- Part NOT valid for U.S.A. May be used with quotation characters.
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