5220-8-168-591: This is the actual leather head rest.
It comes with the metal post (which is a flat chrome metal
piece, approx. 2.5 by 3/16 cross-section) and
the plastic cover to cover the metal post (Ill call
this cover as part X).
5220-8-116-436: This is the plastic piece that covers
the holes you have to make (to pass the metal post from the
head rest). The color of this plastic should match with the
rest of the car.
5220-8-102-717 and -718: This is the metal bracket
(they call it 8-guide left and 8-guide right) that gets installed
behind the rear back seat. This bracket is installed to the
flat metal panel that is part of the car by 3 metal screws.
When you look at the car metal panel, youll see two
holes which are already threaded. The third one is indented
and you must punch it out and add a threaded clip. If you
are not clear on how this clip looks, take a look at the Bentley
book for the 5-series, page 510-5. If you look at the picture,
to the left of item 8 and just below/left of item 9, there
is one of these clips. You have to get one of those for each
bracket. When you remove the rear back rest, youll see
it. Picture is worth a million words in this case.
Anyway, that is all! You need 3 parts. If you must purchase
everything from BMW, the clip (I believe) is p/n 07-12-9-925-735,
the metal screws are p/n 07-11-9-916-939.
I got them all from the garage because I did not even know
how many parts were needed. This is what is cost:
Headrest, 5220-8-168-591, $204 for both
Cover, 5220-8-116-436, $15.90 for both
8-guide left, 5220-8-102-717, $31.75, for left side bracket
8-guide right, 5220-8-102-718, $31.75, for right side bracket
Screws, 07-11-9-916-939, $0.48 for all six
Clamp (this is the threaded clip), 07-12-9-925-735, $0.16
|1. Remove the seat. The seat has two spring clamps
holding it. Pull up from the front of the seat. Pull hard. Slide
out the seat and you will see the battery there. Youll
also find the BMW alarm there.
2. To remove the back seat, you have to remove 4 (10 mm) bolts.
Two bolts can be found behind the armrest. These are the metal
hex nuts. The other bolts are one at each side of the back seat.
You will see these small plastic nuts.
3. Remove the two large (18 mm) nuts that are holding the seat
belts to the floor pan. Pay attention how they are mounted.
Note that there is a belleville washer between the seat belts
at each bolt.
4. Remove the back seat. Each side has a spring clamp. Pull
out at each side of the rear back seat. Now, pull out the seat
belt plastic cover on top of the back rest. The center of the
back seat has a small metal clamp. You have to pull UP the back
seat in order to unhook this center metal clamp.
5. Now that the back seat is out, you will see how the brackets
are installed. To expose where the bracket is going to be mounted,
remove the rubber padding pattern and expose the holes.
6. You can place the 8-guide left bracket behind the rear back
seat and use a marker to mark where the holes should go. Now,
place a screw driver from behind and try to puncture through
the leather from behind. Just push enough to leave an indentation.
With the indentation, you can then mark with a marker from above.
Get a knife and start cutting the leather. I used a clip (similar
to a pliers but used to cut wires).
7. Install the metal brackets on the car.
8. Place the back seat in the car. Note how the bracket and
the hole you made fit. You can make the adjustments with the
back seat installed.
9. Place the plastic cover (the second part number in the list).
Turn the plastic screws 90 degrees to match with the plastic
clip in the head rest.
10. Insert the head rest sliding post through the leather, and
through the bracket. Jam it all the way in. The little plastic
clips will connect with the plastic cover and you will not see
the metal sliding part any more.
11. Replace the 10 mm bolts to hold the back rest, the 18 mm
to hold the seat belts, the plastic covers on the seat belts,
and the bottom seat cushion. You are done!