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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 04-12-2015, 02:20 PM
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540i trunk panel fasteners

I'm looking for the fasteners or rivets that join the left and right trunk side panels to the panel that is directly behind the back seat. The fasteners or rivets do not go into any metal, they just hold the molded panels together. There are 4 of them, 2 on each side.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:14 PM
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Have you tried the dealer?
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:24 PM
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They are not open today. I could call them tomorrow, but explaining what I need to the parts guy is not a fun way to spend the morning.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:58 PM
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It's not a common part so most of us wouldn't know offhand much about them.

Maybe you can find pictures of the thing in the trunk bulkhead removal threads...
- Rear center cushion armrest customizations (1) (2) (3) (4) & the E39 rear ski-bag arm rest pass-through retrofit DIY (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9).
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Please read the suggested threads, where the best 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 04-12-2015, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for the ski build thread.
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Old 04-12-2015, 09:21 PM
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If you're desperate, take one of the rivets to an auto parts store. Most have a section of generic plastic fasteners where you may be able to find a substitute.
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