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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 06-17-2012, 08:40 AM
jgmbosnia1 jgmbosnia1 is offline
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82mm hood roundel problem

Does anyone know where I can get a correct hood roundel? I ordered one from B.A. (part # 51148132375. When I received it today it was missing the clear coat finish (epoxy maybe). It had a matte finish to it. I ordered the trunk roundel and it was fine. Any good info would be appreciated. Have a happy Father's Day!
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:38 PM
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Why not return it to B.A. as defective? If not, all you need to do to find multiple vendors (including some BMW dealerships that advertise online & nationally) that sell that particular Roundel is... type "BMW 51148132375" into a google search box and I'm sure you'll get multiple pages full of results.

Good luck...it really couldn't be any easier to find one of the most sold BMW parts by aftermarket vendors and BMW dealerships.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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I know how to use Google search. The closest dealership is 70+ miles away. I guess I wasn't clear enough in my original post. What I need to know is ....Is that a defective part? If I go to another site will they just send me the same thing? It is the correct size and part number. I was just unsure if the roundel came that way from the factory. I'm the second owner of the 540. I was also unsure if maybe I had to put some sort of cover on the roundel myself. Thanks in advance. If all else fails I'll just give B.A. a call in the morning.

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Old 06-17-2012, 02:57 PM
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This might be a stupid question but when I do my research I keep coming up with either 78mm or 82 mm for our cars. So is my question is, which one is the correct one?

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Old 06-17-2012, 03:50 PM
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Sorry ....I never found anything saying that part # 51148132375 was anything other than 82.5mm.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:45 PM
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As mentioned in my previous post (first sentence)...it's defective. It should be designed just like the rear trunk roundel (except the e39 trunk roundel has a smaller diameter).

If there was an extra "cover" needed..it would be listed along with the roundel in the diagram & part database. As you can see in the diagram below...there is nothing other than the Roundel (no extra cover) in the diagram or part nbr index below the diagram.

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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:16 PM
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:01 AM
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Wow....I just returned the roundel.....and all of my other ordered parts from B.A. I have never had such bad customer service. I won't be doing business with them again......Too bad. I had a huge wish list going with them. The guy on the phone was so scarcastic and rude that my wife heard it from the other room (speaker phone). She started giving the guy a piece of her mind. The guy was trying to tell me that the part wasn't defective just because I hadn't seen it before. True......but he didn't have to be a jerk about it. He said that BMW is making them like that now. Hmmmm.....cheap painted roundel with no protective plastic or resin? Flat....not convex? I call B.S. I guess I'll just go to the stealership to find out for sure. At least then I can see the part and the person I'm dealing with.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:20 AM
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That's too bad that you were treated that way. If it were/is true that BMW has changed the Roundel (which they have done in the past)...since you ordered 2 new ones...one would assume that the buyer wants a "matched" set...and should understand if the customer called back after receiving it...especially if BA didn't indicate that there was a difference when the item was being ordered.

Here's an example...the 68mm wheel hubcap changed back around 2006. When I went to order a replacement, my local BMW dealership told me that it was going to be different because his database (BMW's) referenced a new part nbr and description. So if BMW has changed the Roundel...it should have received a new BMW 11 digit part nbr which should indicate that there is going to be a slight difference.

old hub cap vs new hub cap w/chrome ring (looks like the hood & trunk Roundel now) - new hub cap got new 11 digit part nbr


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2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
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99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:42 PM
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Does anyone know where I can get a correct hood roundel? I ordered one from B.A. (part # 51148132375. When I received it today it was missing the clear coat finish (epoxy maybe). It had a matte finish to it. I ordered the trunk roundel and it was fine. Any good info would be appreciated. Have a happy Father's Day!
You ordered it from B.A.? Bavarian Autosport? or Bavarian Auto Recycling???
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:44 PM
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Bavarian Autosport. Sorry about the confusion. I'm new on here. I wasn't sure if we could just call out a company like that. That's a big no-no on some forums. ........And thanks Qsilver7. In my case I think the difference was closer to the quarter and the penny.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:17 PM
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I bought two things from them, one was wrong. Weren't rude though. Have you tried Bimmian? Theyre really helpful.

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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You ordered it from B.A.? Bavarian Autosport? or Bavarian Auto Recycling???
I do know that the hood emblems we have been getting from the Dealer are black on the back side and the logo is embossed. But the rear ones are smooth laminated and chrome on the backside. If you want it to match, you should order from the Dealership and ask for "old stock"
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See also:
- What does the BMW roundel stand for and mean (1) & how to replace the BMW E39 front hood roundel ornament decal logo badge emblem (1) (2) (3) (4) & how the BMW E39 hood roundel differs from the trunk roundel (1) & where to buy the BMW steering wheel roundel (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
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