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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 05-14-2014, 04:00 AM
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Loose seatbelt BMW 528 (1998)

Hello !
Could someone please help with this little problem of mine. I should add that I’m not a skilled
amateur mechanic, but I know the basics and feel comfortable with a tool box :-). Since I don´t have the car manual or have purchased the Hayes book yet I hope I could manage with some good advice here on this forum.
I have a 98´ 528 Touring. The middle seatbelt, see picture, has been loosened from it’s anchor point down behind the bottom seat. How the heck, pardon my french, should I do to get access to this area and reattach the belt end again ? Can You judge from the photo whether the belt has just loosened or is the thing broken ?
Although the forum has many topics – I haven´t found this Q/A yet.

Very grateful for any hints
Sincerely Jörgen

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Old 05-14-2014, 04:14 AM
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This is an easy one. Remove the bottom cushion simply by pulling the fron end up. Then feed the seat belt through the hole in the bottom cushion and reattach the seat belt bolt. Use thread lock compound on the bolt and make sure you get it nice and tight. Simply reinstall the seat cushioning and your done.

Video showing how to remove the rear seat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=MG_H8z8Hkp8

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Old 05-14-2014, 04:53 AM
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Touring is a bit different...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=139110
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:49 AM
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I'm not sure where to link this specific question, so, I will link it to this, as a placeholder:
- How to replace and repair the seat belt & pretensioner (1)
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Each repair should invariably add to our knowledge base by the process of inexorable incrementalism.
Your job, in return, is to read the suggested threads, where the best people will always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 05-14-2014, 12:20 PM
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Thanks for your answers - I really appreciate it.

@bluebee; some of the content in your links was even in swedish, which makes it even easier for me to follow. Thanks !

I will go ahead - update will be posted !

Take care !
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:36 PM
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I will go ahead - update will be posted !
It's always nice when people post pictures for others to benefit from.

I followed the trail of the thread I referenced, which opened up a bunch of other threads, some of the posts I reference below ...
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I assume that you're referring to #1 in the first diagram below (diagrams from realoem.com):

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...88&hg=72&fg=05



(mounting parts diagram for rear seat belts)

And here's the diagram for the C-pillar trim (4,5,9,10,11,12) are the panel & fasteners that hold it to the car (encircled numbers are HARDWARE so see the inner index for illustration of hardware):


And below is a direct link to the online BMW TIS instructions for removing the C pillar trim. The links along the top of the page are "live"...so you can click on them to go back and find how I worked my way to these instructions (in case you need to come back later, or go back to look at other instructions you may need in the general vacinity):
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Your job, in return, is to read the suggested threads, where the best people will always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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