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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM
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Rear Window trim

The black rubber rear window trim on my 08 550 has apparently been damaged by the sun. From those who have changed this trim, how big a job is this? Can it be done at any glass shop? Is it necessary to remove the window in order to replace this trim?
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:59 PM
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just the rubber only can b replaced,,, its not hard at all,, i have to do mine and looked into it.. Its as easy as pulling the old one off .. and put the new ruuber on . The rubber actually covers and protects the window seal..Little bit of soapy wtr,, and it will go right in
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:26 PM
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Yup, it's a stupid easy DIY job. Remove the old trim, clean the channel, insert new trim. Shouldn't take more than 20 mins.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:00 AM
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Funny story...when I purchased my used 550 the rear window rubber trim was cracking and in rough shape (fairly typical for FL cars). The condition of it was one of my negotiation points. The dealer was under the impression that the only way to change it was to remove the glass and a PIA (lol). Combining that issue with a few other items I ended up getting what I felt to be a pretty good deal. After purchasing the car and ordering the new trim (upper and lower for about $50-60 I think) I changed it out in 15 min and looked good as new. Still snickering a little about that b/c we all know how some of those dealers can be...
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:15 AM
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Extremely easy job that takes about 15 to 25 minutes when you do it super slow. Parts are available at http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E60-530...Search/Window/


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Wow. Didn't know this would be a diy job! Thanks for the replies... looks like I'll save a few bucks - once I get the nerve to try it.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:31 PM
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Wow. Didn't know this would be a diy job! Thanks for the replies... looks like I'll save a few bucks - once I get the nerve to try it.Attachment 369930
LOL just do it bro, it's truly the easiest DIY next to doing an oil change. You will spend most of your time cleaning the channel after removing the old trim.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:47 PM
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Thanks pjinca. Best place to order the parts?
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:54 PM
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I got it yesterday from BMW dealer for around $55 and installed in less then 30 minutes ... very easy just follow the video posted above
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:04 PM
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Thanks pjinca. Best place to order the parts?
I got OEM replacements from ecstuning.com, but from what I recall almost everywhere had about the same price for OEM replacements (and I definitely recommend OEM for replacement trim)
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:46 AM
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Just like one of the comments on the video, the Safelite "technician" I spoke to about changing the trim informed me that "you have to replace the entire window - you can't just replace the trim". Live and learn. Thanks guys.
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I did mine two days ago, and from start to finish it took me 40 min. Purchase the part from eBay, it's one of the easiest things I've done to my car. Always remember its not a seal but for aesthetic purposes only. Look it up on YouTube.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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If someone tells you you have to replace the window, I would look at them and laugh.

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If someone tells you you have to replace the window, I would look at them and laugh.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:40 AM
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I did mine two days ago, and from start to finish it took me 40 min. Purchase the part from eBay, it's one of the easiest things I've done to my car. Always remember its not a seal but for aesthetic purposes only. Look it up on YouTube.

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Thanks. Ordering the part today.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:48 PM
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Hey guys check out my DIY . Hope it helps

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:31 PM
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Did it! Replaced the rear window trim! The job took me all of 30 minutes. Thanks to all who chimed in and convinced me to do it - I'm admittedly not very handy. The car looks new again.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Another DIY link for the e60

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Just like one of the comments on the video, the Safelite "technician" I spoke to about changing the trim informed me that "you have to replace the entire window - you can't just replace the trim". Live and learn. Thanks guys.
I found another DIY link for replacing this part. I think everyone is having this problem!

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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I have a new OEM rear seal for sale. I am in the Baltimore and York, PA area.
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I have a new OEM rear seal for sale. I am in the Baltimore and York, PA area.
Still for sale? How much?


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