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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 04-03-2011, 07:58 AM
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Broken seat panel repair-DIY

A common problem with E39 with electric seat, the seat panel break too often and dealers will only sell a pair, after replaced the panel for the 3rd time, it broke again last year though I have been very careful.
It is getting real ugly as u can see and the electric seat stop working as the control panel socket was broken.
I m sharing this simple DIY which I hope will finally work, I use the L shape metal bought from the hardware shop, it was too long and i have to cut it shorter, screw to the existing hole at the seat
and this is the plastic part that is commonly use to hold the shelf to the wall
Drill a hole at the panel where the L shape metal is place and insert a plastic plug to hold the panel to the metal.
I hope it will last for a while, if anyone have a better idea, please share.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:02 AM
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I m sharing this simple DIY which I hope will finally work ... Drill a hole at the panel where the L shape metal is place and insert a plastic plug to hold the panel to the metal
Very nice!

Thank you for sharing and taking the time to edify others.

You're in the top 1% of the people here on Bimmerfest, who do!

For the record, I've taken the liberty to upload the pictures (shrunken to uniform 640x480 size) in another thread so that the photo-sharing site, if it goes down, won't kill the pics.

Also, for the record, I've added a link to here in the E39 bestlinks thread:

- What to do when both your automatic steering wheel tilt and manual & automatic driver seat control fails (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) & related automatic steering wheel tilt details (1) (2) (3) & what to do if your steering wheel & key cylinder locks in place (1) (2) or if you lose your key and need to program a new one yourself (1) & signs of a failing ignition switch (1) or ring antenna (1) & the BMW TIS for when the ignition switch spins but does not engage (1) & rebuilding a failed ignition switch (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) & how to test your BMW E39 DSC steering wheel sensors (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) & how to retrofit to a 3-spoke M-Sport steering wheel (1) (2) (3) (4) & heated steering wheel retrofits (1) & updating the life of an old steering wheel (1) & where to buy the BMW steering wheel roundel (1) (2) (3) (4) (5).

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