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Develop your car or truck's performance and power by installing the finest in high-quality components. When you bought your BMW, you were choosing a car with great performance and considerable power; you will want to protect your investment by choosing the right components. The unique look of a high-class BMW is the epitome of German know-how, form and function. Most of your car's working parts, from the headlights to your fuel injection system, need electrical power to operate; as a result, the work done by your car or truck's BMW 540i Alternator may cause this part to need repair. These machines create power by turning mechanical energy generated by the motor into electrical energy, which is then stored in the battery storage of the car. Many times the hardest thing about maintaining your vehicle is searching for a reliable source of quality parts. When you shop for reliable items for your car or truck, you often end with more questions than answers, so you can rely on our expert live service technicians to assist.

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Pure Energy Alternator - for 2000 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 15479 Click to Enlarge
4.8 Stars
Pure Energy 15479
Alternator
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Part Number: 15479
Brand: Pure Energy
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Original Manufacturer: Bosch
Amps: 150 Amps
Shipping Options: Ground
$303.43
Core Price : $67.00
(74) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Pure Energy Alternator - for 2001 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 15479 Click to Enlarge
4.8 Stars
Pure Energy 15479
Alternator
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Part Number: 15479
Brand: Pure Energy
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Original Manufacturer: Bosch
Amps: 150 Amps
Shipping Options: Ground
$303.43
Core Price : $67.00
(74) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Pure Energy Alternator - for 2002 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 15479 Click to Enlarge
4.8 Stars
Pure Energy 15479
Alternator
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Part Number: 15479
Brand: Pure Energy
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Original Manufacturer: Bosch
Amps: 150 Amps
Shipping Options: Ground
$303.43
Core Price : $67.00
(74) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Bosch Alternator - for 2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - AL0734X Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Bosch AL0734X
Alternator
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Part Number: AL0734X
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Alternator -- Remanufactured; To 150 Amp Alternator; Water Cooled
  • Built for extremes! Our new and reman starters and alternators are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable performance, under extremes of heat, cold and high demand
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to perform equal to or better than the original equipment parts, that they replace
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to be identical in fit and performance to original equipment parts
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators utilize the latest manufacturing technologies and highest quality parts to ensure the best performance and longest life
Condition: Remanufactured
Amperage Rating: 150 A
Pulley Included: Yes
Shipping Options: Ground
$350.43
Core Price : $105.00
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Pure Energy Alternator - for 2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 15479 Click to Enlarge
4.8 Stars
Pure Energy 15479
Alternator
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Part Number: 15479
Brand: Pure Energy
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Original Manufacturer: Bosch
Amps: 150 Amps
Shipping Options: Ground
$303.43
Core Price : $67.00
(74) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Bosch Alternator - for 2000 BMW 540i - W0133-1597683 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1597683
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Remanufactured - w/ Water-Cooled Alternator
Product Remark: 150 Amp
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground Shipping
List Price:
$959.64
Our Price: $385.58
Core Price : $80.00
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2000 BMW 540i
Pure Energy Alternator - for 1999 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 15479 Click to Enlarge
4.8 Stars
Pure Energy 15479
Alternator
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Part Number: 15479
Brand: Pure Energy
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Original Manufacturer: Bosch
Amps: 150 Amps
Shipping Options: Ground
$303.43
Core Price : $67.00
(74) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
1999 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
WAI Global Alternator - for 2000 BMW 540i - 13815N Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
WAI Global 13815N
Alternator
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Part Number: 13815N
Brand: WAI Global
Notes: Alternator -- Bosch Internal Regulator - Liquid Cooled, 150A, OE#0122468015; To 7/2000
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$224.43
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Catalog: B
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2000 BMW 540i
Bosch Alternator - for 2002 BMW 540i - W0133-1597683 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1597683
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Remanufactured - w/ Water-Cooled Alternator
Product Remark: 150 Amp
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground Shipping
List Price:
$959.64
Our Price: $385.58
Core Price : $80.00
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
2002 BMW 540i
Bosch Alternator - for 1999 BMW 540i - W0133-1597683 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: W0133-1597683
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Remanufactured - w/ Water-Cooled Alternator
Product Remark: 150 Amp
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground Shipping
List Price:
$959.64
Our Price: $385.58
Core Price : $80.00
(42) In Stock
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Catalog: A
Vehicle
1999 BMW 540i
WAI Global Alternator - for 2003 BMW 540i - 13815N Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
WAI Global 13815N
Alternator
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Part Number: 13815N
Brand: WAI Global
Notes: Alternator -- Bosch Internal Regulator - Liquid Cooled, 150A, OE# 01220AA1J0
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$224.43
(24) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
2003 BMW 540i
WAI Global Alternator - for 2002 BMW 540i - 13815N Click to Enlarge
4.7 Stars
WAI Global 13815N
Alternator
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Part Number: 13815N
Brand: WAI Global
Notes: Alternator -- Bosch Internal Regulator - Liquid Cooled, 150A, OE# 01220AA1J0
Condition: New
Shipping Options: Ground
$224.43
(24) In Stock
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Catalog: B
Vehicle
2002 BMW 540i
Bosch Alternator - for 2001 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - AL0734X Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Bosch AL0734X
Alternator
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Part Number: AL0734X
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Alternator -- Remanufactured; To 150 Amp Alternator
  • Built for extremes! Our new and reman starters and alternators are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable performance, under extremes of heat, cold and high demand
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to perform equal to or better than the original equipment parts, that they replace
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to be identical in fit and performance to original equipment parts
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators utilize the latest manufacturing technologies and highest quality parts to ensure the best performance and longest life
Condition: Remanufactured
Amperage Rating: 150 A
Pulley Included: Yes
Shipping Options: Ground
$350.43
Core Price : $105.00
(95) In Stock
This Part Fits:
Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Bosch Alternator - for 2000 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - AL0734X Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Bosch AL0734X
Alternator
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Part Number: AL0734X
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Alternator -- Remanufactured; To 150 Amp Alternator
  • Built for extremes! Our new and reman starters and alternators are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable performance, under extremes of heat, cold and high demand
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to perform equal to or better than the original equipment parts, that they replace
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to be identical in fit and performance to original equipment parts
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators utilize the latest manufacturing technologies and highest quality parts to ensure the best performance and longest life
Condition: Remanufactured
Amperage Rating: 150 A
Pulley Included: Yes
Shipping Options: Ground
$350.43
Core Price : $105.00
(95) In Stock
This Part Fits:
Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2000 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Bosch Alternator - for 2002 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - AL0734X Click to Enlarge
5 Stars
Bosch AL0734X
Alternator
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Part Number: AL0734X
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Alternator -- Remanufactured; To 150 Amp Alternator; Water Cooled
  • Built for extremes! Our new and reman starters and alternators are 100% factory tested to ensure reliable performance, under extremes of heat, cold and high demand
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to perform equal to or better than the original equipment parts, that they replace
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators are designed to be identical in fit and performance to original equipment parts
  • Our new and reman starters and alternators utilize the latest manufacturing technologies and highest quality parts to ensure the best performance and longest life
Condition: Remanufactured
Amperage Rating: 150 A
Pulley Included: Yes
Shipping Options: Ground
$350.43
Core Price : $105.00
(95) In Stock
This Part Fits:
Catalog: B
Vehicle Engine
2002 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
Bosch Alternator - for 1999 BMW 540i - Sedan - 12 31 1 433 266 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 12 31 1 433 266
Brand: Bosch
Notes: Alternator - 120 Amp (Rebuilt) -- thru 08/98
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground
$213.73
Core Price : $45.00
(5) In Stock
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Catalog: G
Vehicle Body
1999 BMW 540i Sedan
BBB Industries Alternator - for 1998 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 13729 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 13729
Brand: BBB Industries
Notes: Remanufactured ALTERNATOR -- 140 Amps
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground
$101.08
Core Price : $70.00
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Catalog: H
Vehicle Engine
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
API Alternator - for 2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - AL-1044 Click to Enlarge
4 Stars
API AL-1044
Alternator
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Part Number: 1078-07654678
Brand: API
Notes: Remanufactured
Condition: Remanufactured
Shipping Options: Ground
$151.98
Core Price : $125.00
(14) In Stock
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Catalog: P
Vehicle Engine
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8
AC Delco Alternator - for 2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 - 334-2664 Click to Enlarge
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Part Number: 334-2664
Brand: AC Delco
Notes: Gold -- Remanufactured; Family BO-LC; Unit MFR BO; Amps 150; Pulley 7S; Fan LC; Internal Regulator; Clock 12:00
Condition: Remanufactured
Amperage Rating: 150 A
Shipping Options: Ground
$377.98
Core Price : $72.43
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Catalog: N
Vehicle Engine
2003 BMW 540i 4.4L V8

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Research on Alternator for BMW 540i

The alternator is in charge of powering your vehicle. While the battery is important, this device is responsible for charging the battery and keeping your BMW 540i's electrical system running. A bad alternator will leave you stuck on the road. Purchasing an alternator is a minor investment, but doesn't have to be that costly.

How An Alternator Works

An alternator contains its own magnetic field, which a network of wires run through. A spinning rotor, mounted on a needle bearing, also helps to induce a current that is directed to all of the electronic components in the vehicle. You'll notice BMW 540i alternator problems if your car doesn't start, or there are issues with your power windows, headlights and interior lights, or radio. The problem is not enough voltage, if any, is getting generated or being distributed.

History of the Automotive Alternator

Magnetic induction was discovered in the 1830s, and alternating current generating systems soon came into being. Alternating current was further utilized in the 1870s with arc lamps and voltage generators. Automobiles didn't feature alternators until the 1960s, when silicon diode rectifiers became a more affordable option. Prior to then, cars had DC dynamo generators that included current-directing commutators.

Replacement Cost

The cost of 2002 BMW 540i alternator replacement ranges from under $600 to nearly $800. Labor is a factor in the replacement of an alternator. Costs also depend on the part you choose, especially if you're opting between a new or rebuilt alternator, or one that has addition functions; for example, a 2001 BMW 540i water cooled alternator will cost in the neighborhood of above $400 for the part.

How Long Does an Alternator Last in a Car?

It's generally accepted that an alternator will last around seven years. The typical unit is designed to run for up to 150,000 miles, but mechanics often see alternators fail at around 80,000 miles. Signs yours is about to go include a loss of electrical function when idling, or dimming headlights or dashboard lights. You might also get an indicator light on your dashboard. Rotor or diode failure, or engine heat, can be causes for trouble.

How Do You Change An Alternator?

An alternator is replaced by disconnecting the cables from the car battery, and removing the wires and cables from the back of the device. The alternator belt also has to be removed. So do two retaining bolts. The new alternator is installed by conducting these steps in reverse. If you're handy at fixing cars, the job can be done with the proper tools. BMW 540i alternator replacement, however, is often better left in a mechanic's hands, since it involves working with delicate electrical components.

Get Your Alternator at PartsGeek.com

You can find a 2000 BMW 540i alternator for an even better deal, or even a 2001 BMW 540i water cooled alternator, at PartsGeek.com. We carry every model year at low prices. The best deals are available because our business model encompasses a completely online auto parts and accessories store. Not having a physical retail presence takes away many overhead costs, so we can pass the savings onto you, no matter what kind of part you need for your car.

Alternators available for the following BMW 540i years: 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 95, 94. This part is also sometimes called BMW 540i Car Alternators. We stock alternator parts for most BMW models including X5, 335i, 740iL, 325i, 745Li, 328i, 528i, 745i, 535i, 545i, 740i, 530i, 525i, 750Li, M3, 325xi, 645Ci, 330Ci, 330i, 325Ci, M5, X3, 318i, 535xi, 323i, Z3, 330xi, 550i, 335xi, 328xi, 2002, Z4, 650i, 320i, 750i, 328i xDrive, M6, 318ti, 325is and 318is.

BMW 540i Alternator Reviews
3 of 5
Verified Customer
6/25/13 06:44 PM - USA

received alternator with "o" ring seal painted and glued on the back of the unit. - bim

- 2000 BMW 540i Alternator
5 of 5
Verified Customer
7/6/13 01:26 PM - USA

Pure Energy Alternator - Rex

- 2000 BMW 540i Alternator
5 of 5
Verified Customer
7/20/13 09:09 AM - USA

Excellent product. Installed with no issues. - J Danielson

- 2001 BMW 540i Alternator
5 of 5
Verified Customer
9/7/13 09:56 AM - USA

I had installed by BMW Certified Mechanic. I've had it installed and works fine so far in the first week I've used it. I sent core back to Partsgeek last night. So far so good! Product arrived in 4 days from date of purchase. - 03 BMW 540i Watercooled Alternator

- 2003 BMW 540i Alternator
5 of 5
Verified Customer
9/20/13 04:15 PM - USA

I recently put this alternator on my car and I have had no problems with it. - works great

- 1997 BMW 540i Alternator
5 of 5
Verified Customer
9/23/13 11:52 AM - USA

I was a little reluctant to try this brand since it was so much cheaper than OEM but it installed with no problem and works perfectly. Definitely recommend! - Great Deal!

- 2000 BMW 540i Alternator