BMW E39 Trunk Release Switch Replacement

TrunkReleaseToday I replaced the trunk release pushbutton in my 2001 540i/6. Here is how I did it.

Objective:  Replace the trunk release pushbutton due to deteriorated rubber covering failing.

Applicable Vehicles: 

  • 1997-2003 BMW E39 5-series: 523i, 525i, 528i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5.

Parts required:  BMW Part #: 51248168035

Cost:  $15

Difficulty:  Low

Time Required:  Fifteen minutes.

Procedure: To see how to do this for yourself, watch the embedded video below!

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