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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 05-18-2009, 08:59 PM
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Seat adjustment plastic cover broke off?

Does anyone know where I can find a replacement for the plastic cover on drivers side where the seat adjustments switches are on? Can any one recommend where I can order this piece or where to find/order the snaps?

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:08 PM
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Use RealOEM for part numbers and go to Tischer BMW or Crown auto to order the parts.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:04 AM
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Part number is 5210821922*. Last digit is for color. Switch is the same for all seats. Part is about $10. Dealer should have it.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:58 AM
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Dealer. You get both the right and left side as a set and there around $40 max for the pair.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:15 AM
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Does anyone know where I can find a replacement for the plastic cover on drivers side where the seat adjustments switches are on? Can any one recommend where I can order this piece or where to find/order the snaps?

Thanks
I bought the whole set, but only needed 1 rail. I need to check to see what I used, but I would be happy to send you what you need. Also note that my interior color is gray, so yours would have to match. Let me know your color and I will look through my stuff.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:02 AM
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I bought the whole set, but only needed 1 rail. I need to check to see what I used, but I would be happy to send you what you need. Also note that my interior color is gray, so yours would have to match. Let me know your color and I will look through my stuff.
Mine is gray and broken PM me if it doesnt work out with the OP.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:15 AM
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just did mine saturday........two torx 25 screws..........one at the very trailing edge of seat bottom (about were the seat belt dissapears) push the leather back n you'll see it, the other torx screw is at the leading edge below seat cushion front (you'll see the hole), then just below that you'll see a black push pin,use a plastic fork shaped panel removal tool, then another push pin underneath the panel,towards the center, (i broke this one off,a bit too tedious for me)
and then another all the way back to the bottom of the seat back (use a flash light to see it) use the panel removal tool for this one again......dont worry about breaking the push pins , just make sure you get replacements at the dealer.........look up driver seat control panel on this site someone posted the part #'s for the push pins
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:46 AM
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Ops! I thought he was talking about the seat rail cover being broken.
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:57 PM
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Details about ordering the BMW E39 "seat covers" and hole covers

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replacement for the plastic cover on drivers side where the seat adjustments switches are on?
You have to (clairvoyantly perhaps?) know that the covers come in pairs yet all the hole covers don't come in that set (only some do); so you have a bunch of things to order.

See details here ...
Tips and suggestions for replacing destroyed E39 driver seat adjustment control panel

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Power seat switch failure











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Old 05-19-2009, 06:41 PM
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What colour do I have?

Thanks for all the amazing help. My interior is beige but I see that there are 2 tones. How do I find out which beige tone is mine?

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
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My interior is beige but I see that there are 2 tones. How do I find out which beige tone is mine?
From this picture in the aforementioned post, perhaps that's the SANDBEIGE and PEARLBEIGE in the realoem diagrams?
Since I only have gray (grau), I'll let someone with the beige seat covers answer why there are two different beiges listed weirdly below.


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Old 09-23-2012, 03:43 PM
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Where is cheapest place to buy either new or used set of these ( part 5107058008)?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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Here is the generic answer ...

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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put the part# in www.furiousmethod.com and shop around
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When these break its usually the mounting tab that snaps where the front torx screw is. I removed and fixed mine. The broken part of the tab was still underneath the screw to I glued it back using industrial strength epoxy and for reinforcement I glued metal washers on each side of the mounting hole.

I'm about 190lbs and the cover does not budge and looks like is permanently fix. Only cost me the price of the epoxy and a day of waiting for it to dry.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:41 AM
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put the part# in www.furiousmethod.com and shop around
Just so you know, that's the very first link in the list we provided the OP from the bestlinks...

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