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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 02-17-2015, 03:14 PM
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DIY Windshield and rear windows seal cover

This is my second DIY

I had purchased the windshield and rear windows rubber covers months ago.

I visited a couple of shops, both: wanted $100-150 for the job, both wanted to remove both glasses then reinstall, both mentioned the risk of breaking the glass.

I read on Real OEM that this rubber pieces are "cover" not a seal, so I thought WTH, and finally decided to DIM (do it myself)

WARNING: Avoid trouble with the wife. THE RUBBER DEBRIS FALLING ON YOUR FLOOR WILL HAVE A DARK GLUE THAT WILL LEAVE STUBBORN STAINS, take precautions.
To find the specific part numbers follow RealOEM.com Home => Select another car => Vehicle trim => Glazing


























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Old 02-17-2015, 06:33 PM
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Interesting. I replaced the front cover, but did not realize that the rear was also a cover. Thought it was an actual seal and could not be replaced without removing the rear window. My rear one is starting to deteriorate so prob will do the rear also. Thanks for the post.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:09 PM
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Interesting. I replaced the front cover, but did not realize that the rear was also a cover. Thought it was an actual seal and could not be replaced without removing the rear window. My rear one is starting to deteriorate so prob will do the rear also. Thanks for the post.
I did the rear window second, and was much easier than the front
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:42 AM
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A very clean, well done job. As good or better then any glass company would have done.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:33 AM
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So others find this more easily in the future, I will link this nice DIY to the canonical threads on the subject, found by typing /cover f3 in the bestlinks ...
- How to replace crumbling windshield gasket trim windshield cover molding (1)

See also:
- How to remove and replace the windshield (1) & how to align the windscreen based on the BMW TIS (1) & how to replace crumbling windshield gasket trim windshield cover molding (1) (2) to prevent wind noise (1) & how to install or tighten a loose rear view mirror on the glass (1) (2) & how to replace rain sensors (1) (2) (3) & what is double glazing (1) & window glass cleaner fluids & cloths (1) & how to remove Rain-X water wiper streaks & spots on windshield & rearview mirror glass (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
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