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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 07-03-2012, 12:02 PM
vytama vytama is offline
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Headlight gasket replacement

My 2002 530 headlight gasket (rubber on top of headlight) is all broken into small pieces. I bought new replacement gaskets and wanted to know if they need to be sealed. thanks
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:12 PM
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My 2002 530 headlight gasket (rubber on top of headlight) is all broken into small pieces. I bought new replacement gaskets and wanted to know if they need to be sealed. thanks
The gasket on the top outside that seals to the hood when it closed? No.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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thanks, Jim.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:35 PM
EconoBox EconoBox is offline
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Just clip them in.
Where did you get yours and how much did you pay?
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:51 PM
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got them from getbmwparts.com for about $10 each. Just put them in - looks good.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:53 PM
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You can get these for $8.72 each on getBMWparts.com

http://www.trademotion.com/parts/200...iagram=1911027
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:26 PM
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Replaced mine in May. Paid $10.90 each from the local BMW dealer.
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