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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 12-08-2012, 01:02 PM
rote39 rote39 is offline
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Huuuuuge project!!!

alright guys,

I found an 01 530i with 110k miles, perfect body, engine, and interior...
MINUS the dash board and all wiring and units associated with the dash board. The dashboard caught fire due to the infamous LCM unit getting wet from a windshield leak or sunroof drainage leak. My question isn't regarding putting the dash back together, but rather the wiring behind the dash board. I'm assuming wires run from the DME in the engine to the LCM, and then from the LCM to the cluster, radio, etc.. but my question is where can I find those wires? junkyards, go pull em from an e39? This is gonna be a fun project

anyone ever tackle anything similar?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:28 PM
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I'm new to BMWs so im not sure if the wiring harness will be the same as ur model. I have a '99 540i. I pulled the entire octopus of wires that ran front to back minus the engine wire harness. Thats still attached. Here's Some pics;
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:36 PM
mrpilat mrpilat is offline
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Forgot to say; I have all of those parts still and really flexible on the price. If u need any more pics or parts I'm more then happy to send them.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:13 PM
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wow, damn, yes.. that'd be hugely helpful.. hold onto those parts.. i need everything associated from the firewall to the center arm rest basically... so everything you have pictured wanna txt or call me.. 804-921-6199..

alex, btw.
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