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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 01-27-2013, 10:50 PM
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Quick question

If I wanted to get rid of my stock license plate bracket below


From the realoem diagram would I fill in the gap with part # 7? And would I need # 8 as well?

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$49.95 from here http://www.bavauto.com
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:24 PM
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$49.95 from here http://www.bavauto.com
So is that a yes?

Bavauto is overpriced. Realoem has it for half that. The parts guy on the other bimmer forums probably for less.

Nice try tho.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:17 AM
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Sorry.

#7 yes. Looks like #8 might be the chrome strip. Depends if you have shadowline trim or not.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:03 AM
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You don't need part #8. Part #7 should be about $30.
I cut the lower part off the plate holder and re-attach the top part.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:25 AM
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Ditto...as stated in the part database...item #8 asks {shadowline trim = no} ...so if you have chrome exterior trim running across your bumper...then you'd need #8....if you do NOT have chrome trim running across your bumper then you do NOT need #8.

You also need to chose the correct part #7 as well...there's one part nbr for shadowline trim...and another part nbr for regular (chrome-line) trim.

(gotta read the supplement text in the part database to insure ordering the correct part based on how your car is optioned)
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Ok thnx.
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