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picus's Avatar Replacing e92 grilles
picus
02-12-2007
Hey guys, there is another way more thorough DIY for this that applies to e90s and to some extent e92's right here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3830

I wanted to do one for e92's also...
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By Siripool on 05-28-2011, 08:29 PM
mine is 260 something including shipping but it is carbon fiber though.
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By dietze on 07-03-2011, 01:14 PM
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Hi, just finished this excercise successfully after 20min work - Thanks a lot for this great DIY!

Greets from Germany,
marc
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By phongle54 on 07-18-2011, 07:48 PM
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Great DIY. I just painted my grills and re-installed. Had no problems with any of the screws but broke one of the grill clips those things are so flimsy.
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By steelernation on 07-19-2011, 05:41 PM
big help, was able to swap my friends grills for him thanks!
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By AaronLBeltran on 07-27-2011, 08:42 PM
Nice DIY. I'm picking up my grills this weekend so I'm hoping it's as easy as it looks.
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By lolligaggins on 08-02-2011, 07:32 PM
This is most helpful! Thanks for the write up.
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By anichols83 on 08-20-2011, 01:13 PM
Great tutorial, thank you!
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By SmellyGreek on 04-06-2012, 08:18 AM
Pics appear to be dead . Is there another DIY or can someone try and get the pics back? Thanks.
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By AndreK87 on 04-06-2012, 10:38 AM
I see no images
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By deezofchuck on 04-10-2012, 07:56 AM
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very strange - the pictures do show up on the iphone app - I used this DIY last night to install my matte black kidneys....I have some tips to share with people from my personal experience...

1) My 2008 335xi actually had star screws (T30) not the hex (5/32 like the OP had - although his pictures show star screws as well)

2) Some people may not have an issue, but since I have a bigger forearm I had to be pretty careful reaching in to unclip the original grills on the bottom. You don't want to stretch the bumper cover out TOO far because of where the front fender bends around the light housing. It is pretty flexible though - so just be careful!

3) Be careful not to push TOO hard on the top of the clips to unseat them. The amount of plastic material on the outer part of the clip "hole" on the bumper is rather thin and flimsy. Luckily, I did not break anything, but it seems like the best way to approach unseating the clips is to brace the opposite from which you are pushing. This will ensure nothing will break. If you look carefully on the picture of the OP's grill removed you can see what I am talking out.

4) I had a harder time putting the replacement grill back in because of ONE little piece on the bottom on the grill. If you look there are two clips on the bottom and another piece that guides the grill into the bumper. That piece needs to go in flush or else the entire grill will not seat properly and you risk breaking off something (which I thought I did many times! ). What I did was line up all the clips and insert them just before they clip in and then reach down behind the bumper cover and pull UP on the bottom part of the frame to guide that little piece in.

I know all this is kind of hard to imagine without pictures - but you will know exactly what I am talking about once you actually try to install these.

thanks for the DIY OP! my hands are a little raw from seating and unseating the new grills like 3 times to get it to seat properly, but the end result is amazing! Good luck people - this is an easy DIY, but don't over look the little pieces that can break!
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By Tim603 on 04-17-2012, 11:49 AM
Pics are no longer up!
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By virtualbong on 05-23-2012, 08:16 PM
Pics not working for me either...can someone repost some pics. I'm a visual guy.
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By BV335 on 07-02-2012, 03:37 PM
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Pics aren't up. Seems easy enough but pics would def help. Anyone get these back up? Would be much appreciated. Grills will be in tomorrow.
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By tckiat on 04-29-2013, 01:21 AM
Can't see the photos, can someone fix it?
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By happybibi on 04-30-2013, 09:40 AM
nice~~
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By schoettt on 06-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Pics please.
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Pics please.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500394
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