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  1. I managed to poke my head under another E39 dashboard and it looked the same regarding the lower plastic cover - photo 2. Even if you can't get photos, confirmation that yours looks the same would be greatly appreciated.
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    BMW E39 Door Seals, Worcester, £40

    I ended up fitting these and keeping the new ones for the future. Thread closed.
  3. Good evening all, At the weekend I fitted a new lower dashboard on my 535i. I've had a look around the lower dashboard and glove box today whilst it's shut and noticed a couple of things: 1) The glove box and lower dashboard are not completely flush on the RHS when shut - Photo 1 2) There appears to be a cover underneath the glove box which seems to sit lower than the glove box - Photo 2 3) I can see a piece of plastic trim on the RHS area in the gap when the glove box is closed - Photo 3 Can anyone send me photos of their glove box when closed please so I can see if mine looks right. Also, can anyone send me a photo of how the cover sits underneath the glove box. You need to stick your head up and under the passenger foot well to see it clearly. Any photos would be greatly appreciated. I'll get some up of mine too, so you can see the issue I'm having. Thanks, Stu
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @d_a_n1979 I have now realised my mistake! The fitting kit I bought was for a full depth double DIN headunit. The fascia trim was designed to allow the fitment of a full depth unit, without the need to modify the plastic air duct behind it, as the fascia design protruded from the frame outwards (if that makes sense). As my headunit is a new double DIN shallow depth version, it can be fitted flush with the dashboard - therefore I can buy the flat fascia plate instead. My error!
  5. Good evening all, Looking for a pair of C pillar trim lights from a sport. Must be black and in good condition. No broken clips or damage. Let me know what you have. Thanks, Stu
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @d_a_n1979 There is currently nothing fitted. I have a big open space. The only hardware present are the 4 clips which attach to the lower dashboard and are used to secure the headunit frame to. We attempted to fit the headunit frame, secure it to the clips with 4 screws. Then we attempted to fit the cage, however, it wouldn't go in. So we had to loosen the lower dashboard and drop it down slightly. After that we pushed the cage in and secured it to the supplied headunit frame. Next step was to attempt to secure headunit to frame which wasn't a problem, but the the headunit sat in too far and we couldn't fit the front fascia trim. There was no way to space it out and when fitting the front fascia trim there was almost 10mm gap along the top. Took it all back out at that point. The headunit is the latest shallow depth design from Kenwood with DAB. The fitting kit was a unbranded one which I bought from the supplier who sold the headunit. To be honest I'm very much out of my depth with ICE!
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    @Piper I'll get some up soon. Photos have been taken for record. It looks so much nicer inside now. Really happy with how the headlights work as they should too. Unfortunately the headunit fitting didn't go to plan so need to sort that out. The fitting kit which included the frame, fascia and cage wouldn't fit in properly. Was really annoying. Need to research how to fit an aftermarket headunit in more depth. Also picked up staggered Style 85 wheels yesterday ready for refurb and fitting.
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Fitted sports headlining and pillar trims to mine today with help from a mate. He also resoldered the correct preface indicator looms and plugs back on so it has been restored to factory. Tomorrow we're fitting a brand new lower dashboard, kenwood head unit and new HVAC unit with frame. It's finally coming along!
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    E39 530i SE touring

    Does look tidy. I don't mind grey leather in a dark coloured car, but cannot deal with grey leather in silver cars.
  10. Good evening all, Very recently bought these off another forum member. True to their word, they are very good condition and most likely replaced an old worn set. They are genuine BMW too. The reason for sale so quickly: I have bought everything brand new for my car from BMW so far during my light restoration. This includes, lower dashboard, window switch packs etc. I've decided what the heck. If I'm buying everything brand new, I may as well do the same with the seals. I paid £40 for these. I'd like simply to get my money back.
  11. Last price drop before going on eBay. ☹️ I would really like a forum member to get these before they go on.
  12. Good evening all, As title states - let me know if you have any please. Stu
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