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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 09-28-2012, 08:38 PM
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Outside door cable

This cable that I have attached a picture of broke. What is it called and where can I buy it online? It's on a 2002 530i BMW, on the rear drivers side door.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:23 PM
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That's one of the bowden cables that goes from the handle to latch. Its just called a bowden cable. I have one if you're interested. I can ship one out on Monday. The part is $20 plus shipping. PM me if you're interested.

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Old 09-29-2012, 10:19 PM
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If that's the bowden cable for the hood release, the OP can easily run /bowden F3 or /hood F3 in the bestlinks, to find, among others:
- How to understand the BMW E39 EWS alarm drive-away protection system (1) (2) (pdf) & troubleshoot the alarm & hood switch (1) (2) (3) (4) or replace the siren (1) or disabling or enabling the unlock chirp (1) (2) (3) & how to maintain (1) and repair your hood release bowden cable (1) (2) (3)
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:51 AM
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Bluebee,

This thread is titled "outside door cable" Not hood release
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:19 AM
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Gotrice, Yes I am interested
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