Posted by Marco on August 13, 1998 at 13:49:08:
In Reply to: Re: E39: need part# for front bumper trim piece posted by Michael Whang on August 13, 1998 at 12:37:39:
If you're going to the dealers to pick up the replacement strip, I suggest you to do the swap right there. At their parking lot (with your car there), pull off the one you got on now, put on the replacemetn strip (chrome + black). Just in case they gave you the wrong parts; you can have them "make right" over ther. That's what happen to me, running around at a hot summer afternoon getting the wrong parts, feeling like a fool.
: Thanks for the part# and the fast response! I will be stopping by the nearest BMW dealership sometime this weekend to pick up this part. Hopefully, they'll have it in stock.
: By the way, along with my bmw/alpine cd changer (thanks to Fred Meloan and Quality Imports), I just received my 5-series key ring. I got two, an extra one for my spare key. It is very nice and sharp. A nice compliment to the bmw key. I highly recommend it. Here's a pic of it...hopefully it'll post.
: Michael from Los Angeles
: '98 528i Blk/Blk
: style 19 wheels
: Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
: : Michael,
: : Here's what you need.
: : Chrome + Black trim (non-sports E39 model)
: : 51-11-8-226-559 Chrome strip
: : 51-11-8-226-565 Black Rubber Strip
: : *************************************
: : E39 Sport model (no chrome strip, just black rubber strip)
: : 51-11-8-174-850 (black rubber strip)
: : Hope this helps.
: : If all else fails, can't get the rights parts from your vendor. You can call Tom (Parts Dept.) @ Assael BMW 1800-655-4269 (626-358-4269), he went through the wrong parts combo and then made it right at the end. He'll know what's up and help you. I bugged him enough that I think he'll remember "Mark, Aspen Silver 5 series, replacement strip," in his dreams.
: : Hope this helps,
: : ///Marco