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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 05-27-2015, 08:58 PM
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Mein Auto: E39 2000 528ITA
Ash tray kicking my A$$tray

Has anyone replace the light in the ash tray.. and if so how did you get to it?...
I've read all the stories of delete and did a search on ashtray and ash tray light with no results.. I could have missed it but what I didn't miss what the 25 posts on it's delete... Can some one tell me how it's done.. Oh and has anyone reinserted the black plastic 'screen' that covers the small compartment right after the ashtray... I hacked mine back into place but it was UGLY.. Doesn't it look like it comes apart? Thought and thank you-s....
Series E39 Vehicle code DP63 Model 528ITA Engine M52TU
Body type OTHER Catalog model USA Production date 1999 / 06
Transmission Automatic Steering Left Catalyzer YES

Production FROM : 1998/09/01 TO : 1999/08/31
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:29 AM
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If I remember correctly, you have to remove the hazard light switch and there is a screw there. You have to remove the cover to get to ash tray from bottom I believe.
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