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Old 03-25-2008, 01:16 AM
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How to install BMW jack pads (aka COVER LID/DUMMY PLUG/Support Lifting Platform)

Just as you guys intimated, the BMW E39 jack pads were trivial to install.

The only reason the installation is worth a writeup is for the next hapless newbie like I was who never even noticed they weren't there in the first place. To allay their fears, I write up how to replace BMW E39 jack pads. Remember, not everyone is as all-knowing as you guys are; some were born clueless, just like me!

Here's what has to be one of the world's simplest DIY writeups: Replacing your BMW E39 jack blocks!

Look under the car. If you see this oblong hole in the metal supports (euphemistically referred to below as the "frame") surrounded by black sheet plastic (yes, Virginia, it's plastic), then you're missing your jack pads (aka, in BMW-speak, you're missing your "COVER LID/DUMMY PLUG/Support Lifting Platform"). Here is how you replace those jack pads.










I do realize this has got to be the simplest DIY ever written on this board.
Fitting it should be my first.


Donna
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Last edited by bluebee; 03-25-2008 at 01:33 AM.
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