BMW 5-Series E39 528i SE Touring Auto - Breaking

All Parts Available:
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Auto Gearbox
  • Electric window motors
  • Electric "Memory" seats, mirrors and steering wheel.
  • Beige Leather interior (no rips) and door cards
  • Carpet, Boot carpets
  • 16" Alloys with Pirelli P6000 tyres
  • automatic air conditioning (climate control)
  • all parts available - email for full list
  • Sorry, not breaking doors/glass
    until Interior is sold email to go on our waiting list
  • no cracks in bumpers
  • See our other auctions here
  • SE model with a/c etc.
  • Built August 1998
  • Registered Sept 13 1998 "S" reg
  • "M52" 2.8 litre petrol straight 6
  • Steptronic Auto
  • Biarritz Blue
  • Beige Leather
  • 209,000 miles
  • Full Service History
  • 2 owners from new
  • well cared for
Breaking 1998 BMW E39 528i SE Touring Auto, fBMWsh
Reason for ScrapOverheat
Damaged PartsEngine Block threads, cylinder head
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Rear Seat Belts

The important bits...

Rear seat belt fittings


Tools required: 18mm socket.

This really is very simple.  Remove the rear seat base (also called the rear seat squab). On a saloon, pull up sharply on the front edge of both seat bases.  This releases the seat squab from two simple prongs welded to the car body.  On a Touring, pull up the rear of the seat at both sides, this will release the seat from the two housings which hold the safety net in place.

With the seat squab removed, there is a soundproof covering over the steel body.  This thick rubbery sheet needs to be peeled back around the seat belt mounts.  This reveals the actual belt mounts, which are spring loaded.  Use an 18mm socket with an extension bar to remove the tempered galvanised bolt.  Retain this for re-fitting.

The most common fault with these units is small items becoming lodged inside the casing, preventing the mechanism from operating correctly.  Once removed, give the whole unit a good clean, and depress the red button whilst upside down to shake loose any debris inside.


As they say in all the best manuals, refitting is the reverse of removal.  Make sure you use the correct washer as this is a specially tempered one.

General Notes on our car

In accordance with eBay rules, when you let us know that you want an item, we will remove it from the car and then post it on eBay under a "buy it now" auction. We will also email you with the eBay id number to let you know that the item has been put up for auction.

Please take action quickly to avoid disappointment, we cannot be held responsible for others buying the part that you wanted!


Shipping is by courier for heavy or bulky items, however small parts may be posted by Royal Mail. We weigh and measure every item (after packing) to ensure that you pay a fair price for the shipping.

You may of course collect from us, we are in Hampshire, close to Junction 8 of the M3. For security reasons, we do not disclose our address until we have received your full contact details and have received payment.

Heavy items (engines, transmission, large suspension items) will be loaded onto a pallet which carries a 75 charge (up to 500kg), maximum dimensions 1.2m x 1.2m

Terms and Conditions

We do our best to accurately describe the item and its condition.

If we have failed to accurately describe, we will refund your purchase on receipt of the goods within 14 days of our shipment to you.  All our pictures are very high resolution, use them best benefit so you're sure of what you are getting.  Don't expect things like new, these are USED - if you want "as-new", contact your BMW dealer.


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Payment must be made within 3 days of auction close, with contact established via email or telephone. Failure to pay will result in the item being re-listed.

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