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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 06-28-2015, 02:18 PM
mjheinz mjheinz is offline
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2001 IHKR Removal

Hello All,

I have a 2001 525i that has the IHKR panel with dials that work with cables. Apparently, that in itself is rare in the USA. The Bowden cable for the defroster has come off. I could see that it was off when I pulled the radio

Can anyone share with me how to remove (pull out) the IHKR panel so I could re-attach the cable.

Thank You

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Old 06-28-2015, 03:49 PM
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Hello All,

I have a 2001 525i that has the IHKR panel with dials that work with cables. Apparently, that in itself is rare in the USA. The Bowden cable for the defroster has come off. I could see that it was off when I pulled the radio

Can anyone share with me how to remove (pull out) the IHKR panel so I could re-attach the cable.

Thank You
Same thing I posted on the other forum ....

I am not familiar with the type of panel you have, but for the other cars with the automatic systems, it's very easy to remove the panel, first by opening the cup holders at the bottom of the console, sticking your fingertips in and reaching up to push out whatever is above, and so on in that order ....

Each panel etc has metal clips on the side that can fall out and down into the console abyss, so you might want to have an extendable pencil magnet handy.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:02 PM
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Thank You, I will try that. I figured there had to be a trick
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