Retrofit kit sun-blind BMW 5 Series saloon (E39)

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BMW Installation Instructions

Retrofit kit sun-blind BMW 5 Series saloon (E39)

If installation is done in the workshop, the installation instructions are to be handed to the customer. Installation time approximately 0.75 hours, which can vary according to the condition and fittings of the vehicle.

General note

Installation of the sun-blind is to be undertaken in accordance with the installation instructions.

BMW accepts no liability for damage which occurs as a result of not following the work sequence and safety instructions. In addition, any warranty claim against BMW AG is extinguished in the event of improper fitting and handling which diverges from the installation and operating instructions.

Safety note

When the sun-blind is extended, the rear field of vision is restricted.

Required tools
Drilling machine
Drill 0 4.5 mm
Flat-tip screwdriver
Hexagon key SW 7
1/2 ” ratchet using SW 17

Contents

Section

  1. Dismantle rear-seat set
  2. Dismantle rear-window shelf
  3. Install sun-blind

1. Dismantle rear-seat set

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Retrofit kit sun-blind BMW 5 Series saloon (E39)

Vehicles without through-load system

Pull the rear-seat bench (2) upwards in the direction of the arrows and remove it from the vehicle.Then vigorously pull the rear headrests (1) out of the backrest in an upwards direction.

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The two self-tapping screws (2) must be loosened in order to disassemble the backrest (1).Then raise the backrest (1) out of the brackets upwards in direction of the arrows and remove it from the vehicle.

Vehicles with through-load system

Disassembly of the backrest does not apply to vehicles with the through-load system. In this case, the 1/3 and 2/3 parts must be simply folded forward and removed from the vehicle with the headrests (see illustration F 39 82 154).

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The two nuts (1) must be loosened in order to disassemble the backrest side-parts (2).The backrest side- parts (2) should now be unclipped at the top (A) and then pulled out of the brackets in an upwards direction (B).

2. Dismantle rear-window shelf

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Retrofit kit sun-blind BMW 5 Series saloon (E39)

Unclip the interior lighting fixture (1) and the C-pillar trim panel (2) on both sides and remove them from the vehicle.

Vehicles without through-load system

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Retrofit kit sun-blind BMW 5 Series saloon (E39)

When the mounting clips (1) and the centre headrest mounting-fixture (3) have been removed and the lower seat-belt attachment has been undone, the rear window shelf (2) can be taken out forwards in the direction of travel.

Note

In vehicles which have a subwoofer system, a further mounting screw coming from the boot to the rear window shelf has to be undone.

Vehicles with through-load system

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When the mounting clips (1) and the plastic cover (2) have been removed and the lower seat-belt attachment has been undone, the rear window shelf (3) can be taken out forwards in the direction of travel.

Note

In vehicles which have a subwoofer system, a further mounting screw coming from the boot to the rear window shelf has to be undone.

3. Install sun-blind

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Using the given positioning measurements A and B, position the two supplied mounting clips (1) in the 45° incline in the rear window shelf.Then mark the drill holes with a marker on the rear window shelf and using a drill, make the drill holes (0 4.5 mm).

A: 300 mm
B: 25 mm

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Screw the two mounting clips (1) to the rear window shelf (5) using the supplied screws (2) and the related washers (3) and nuts (4).

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Insert the sun blind (1) into the mounting clips (2) so that the pull-out tab is pointing upwards.

Replace the disassembled rear window shelf together with the attached sun blind in the vehicle.

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Attach the upper fastening bracket (1) of the sun blind to the C-pillar trim panel (2) and then replace this with the interior lighting fixture in the vehicle.

Check to see that the sun blind functions properly.

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