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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 11-20-2012, 06:40 PM
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Transmission switch?

Anybody ever hear of tearing out an auto transmission on these cars and installing a manual?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:44 PM
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These stories are legion. So many things have to be changed and reprogrammed that the concensus is to sell what you have and buy a manual-eqqipped car.

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