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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 07-10-2013, 09:41 PM
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I'm not able to open the glove box.Any ideas on how I can get it open without breaking the thing?Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:47 PM
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Try pushing up on the door whilst working the handle.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:51 PM
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Try pushing up on the door whilst working the handle.
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I have a bit too much in there and always have to push up to open.


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Old 07-11-2013, 05:18 PM
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Mine had a broken part in the mechanism and I was able to open it by toying around with a pick in the lock for about 15 minutes


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Old 07-13-2013, 07:41 AM
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Also opens easier lifting handle upwards, not out
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