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BMW 7 Series: Stamping Vehicle Identification Number (Needle Stamping Unit)

Read and comply with GENERAL INFORMATION.

The needle stamping system 360 - VRM - BMW is required to stamp the vehicle identification number.

Order number: 81 43 2 155 736

  • Sourcing reference: BMW Workshop Equipment Catalogue.

Fig. 243: Identifying Display, Mains Adapter, Needle Stamping Unit, Connecting Cable And Power Cable

The needle stamping system 360 tool set comprises:

  1. Display
  2. Mains adapter
  3. Needle stamping unit
  4. Connecting cable
  5. Power cable
  6. Compressed-air hose

NOTE: A compressed-air connection is also required.

  • Operating pressure approx. 4 bar
  • Use only dried, oil-free air

Procedure for additional vehicle identification number

  • Cross through original vehicle identification number.

Fig. 244: Identifying Vehicle Identification Number Position


  1. Original vehicle identification number (line 1).

Mark position lines (2) in accordance with specified dimensions/measurements.

Measurement a = 12 mm

Measurement b = 10 mm

Display input:

  • Select Layout 5 with arrow button.
  • Enter vehicle identification number with F10.
  • Press "ENTER" button.

NOTE: With Layout 5 the vehicle identification number (line 1) is crossed through.

Fig. 245: Identifying Display

IMPORTANT: Perform stamping operation with position lines in advance on a test sheet.

Fig. 246: Identifying Suction Feet Of Needle Stamping Unit Moving Position

Move suction feet of needle stamping unit to positions (1) and (2) shown.

  • First adjust position (1)
  • Then adjust position (2)

NOTE: Make sure the unit is resting securely in position. If necessary, adjust the height and position of the suction feet.

Press pushbutton (1) for vacuum pressure.

Then start stamping operation with pushbutton (2).

IMPORTANT: After completing the stamping operation, do not alter the position of the unit.

Do not switch off vacuum pressure.

Fig. 247: Stamping Vehicle Identification Number

Stamping second vehicle identification number

Display input:

  • Select Layout 2 with arrow button.
  • Press "ENTER" button.

NOTE: With Layout 2 the already entered vehicle identification number is stamped in line 2.

Fig. 248: Identifying Display

Start stamping operation with pushbutton (2).

After the stamping operation, if necessary adapt ENGINE COMPARTMENT LID SEAL LOCATOR of second vehicle identification number.

Fig. 249: Stamping Vehicle Identification Number

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