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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 10-06-2013, 11:57 PM
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Replacing front windscreen rubber simple diy ?

Hey all, the rubber that wraps around the front windscreen of my 97 535i has badly deteriorated (please see attached pics)

There isnt any leaks ( has been water tested by me and mother nature herself )

My question is, is it a easy diy to replace this rubber ? Take out the old one ? Its really brittle and just place a new one in ? Without having to remove the windscreen ??
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:20 AM
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Very easy 30 mins. Clean out the channel well with a stiff brush. Press in place, being careful to square the corners correctly. Done!
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:32 AM
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Re: Replacing front windscreen rubber simple diy ?

I thought so but just wanted to double check maybe there was something else I had to be aware of ha.

Do you know the part number or is this a generalised product ie rubber strip I can purchase from a auto store ?
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:26 PM
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:21 AM
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See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:46 AM
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:53 AM
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just be very careful when you clean out groove

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I thought so but just wanted to double check maybe there was something else I had to be aware of ha.

Do you know the part number or is this a generalised product ie rubber strip I can purchase from a auto store ?
around windshield NOT to break edge of windshield, slow and steady.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:05 AM
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around windshield NOT to break edge of windshield, slow and steady.
Will do man ! Thanks
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:13 AM
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Thanks bluebee
Actually the way to thank us is to pay it forward, by updating the Bimmerfest thread with your experiences, as you're doing it or just afterward ...

> 5 Series DIY > Glass rubber cover, windshield & rear window (E39)
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