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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 06-19-2015, 03:01 PM
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Question Drivers seat Electric Panel Help?

When I bought my BMW the side seat control panel for the electric seats was broken.
Are there any repair threads that i can read on how to repair the broken eye holes the hold the panel in by screws. My eye holes are broken and plastic expoxy glue did NOT work.
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:46 PM
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Still have those screws? Here's one way to reinforce the problem area on the front corner. Variations on the same approach are out there, too.


For the rear screw, you may have to improvise. I used a black ziptie....
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:10 PM
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A picture would be better because I'm not sure this thread is what you're talking about, but I typed /seat f3 in the bestlinks and this came up.
- Driver's seat control switch breaking
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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