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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 12-30-2015, 11:41 AM
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need help removing rearbumper 1998 BMW 528i

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Old 12-30-2015, 11:43 AM
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:30 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our E39 5 series sub-forum, you will get more help in here.

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Old 12-31-2015, 03:09 PM
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as far as I remember there are 2 or 3 screws each side in the trunk plus one screw that can be reached from the wheel well. Then it slides out towards the rear.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:11 PM
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Probably best done with a helper. Likely DIY video on YouTube.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:20 PM
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3 nuts each on the bumper shocks, plastic rivets in the rear fenderwell from what i remember on mine
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:52 PM
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Remove the trunk lining.
It will be obvious.

See this DIY below...

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/bumper/bumper.htm
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:34 PM
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remove 3 plastic rivets each wheel well.
remove trunk lining cover centre rear where the trunk lock engages.
remove 3 nuts each side around the bumper shock absorber
pull bumper assembly rearward evenly.

I did mine the other day and it caught on the left side for some reason, not sure on what.

Assembly is the reversal of the above procedure.

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