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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 10-19-2011, 09:37 PM
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E39 Wagon / 540iT Tailgate Light Replacement

Anyone know how to replace the bulb in the tailgate light mounted in the tailgate door? Seems like it should be simple, but it's the only one not covered in the manual, and I can't figure it out! Any help would be appreciated. Just bought this beauty with 177,xxx miles, so I'm sure I'll be here a lot more! Thanks.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:17 PM
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Pull the tool cover off and you should see some access panels to get to the lights.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:09 AM
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Pull the tool cover off and you should see some access panels to get to the lights.
Thanks. You mean remove the whole tool compartment? No access by just opening the cover.
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