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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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2003 BMW 525I Belt Diagram

Does anyone have a serpentine belt diagram for a 2003 525I? I replaced the alternator and the belt fell off. I have tried routing it and there is always around 12" slack, so I am obviously not getting it right.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:13 PM
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If this isn't sufficient there are others at Real OEM:



Oops this is for my car but you can plug your model in, not that different, if at all.
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:34 PM
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Donna posted here a nice belt diagram.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:05 PM
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Thanks! That helped and it is back together and working great.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:57 PM
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Glad you got it all together. Doru's post is the best I could find myself (it's from the Bentley, modified by me to highlight the belts). The RealOEM diagrams are pretty lousy when it comes to the AC and to the belts.
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