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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 01-26-2013, 02:45 PM
socalzhp1 socalzhp1 is offline
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rear deck lid will not lock, stay closed

bmw parts wanted $150-198 dollars for a truck lid latch assembly, when all I needed was the spring. So I went to the hardware store and found one that would work. $2.48
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:54 PM
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:14 PM
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I have twice taken the stock spring that was broken at the end and using two pair of needle nose made a new loop on the end. It worked fine.
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