The OBC unit on the MID (Multi Information Display) console – also known as radio / telephone unit on BMW E39 and X5 models from 1996-2003 are identical, using the same LCD and the same ribbon cable. There are minor differences, like one comes with telephone button, others are without, however the LCD and the ribbon cable is the same at all 5 series (E39) and X5 (E53) models.
E39 – 5 Series 528, 530, 540, M5 1996-2003
E38 – 7 Series 740, 750 1996-2001
E53 – X5 Series 1999-2006
Range Rover 2003-2005
No special tools required for fitting. It can be fitted as many times as you need.
In case of mistakes during fitting, peel off and refit again.
Also available on eBay.