: How do I switch out my grills?

10-27-2007, 09:23 AM
I bought an 08 X5 3.0, but liked the 4.8 grills, so I ordered those. Now I can't figure out how to do the switch, i.e., how to get the old ones out. Can anyone advise?

10-27-2007, 10:57 AM

10-27-2007, 03:19 PM
however, my grills have three clips along the bottom, all with pretty rigid locking teeth, but those could be bent back. On the side, the problem is bigger. The two side teeth are not bendable, they have a solid backing. The only way I can see to take them out would be by breaking off the side clips, which I hate to do since you never know whether I might want to go back to black. Barring any further tips, I guess I will have to break down and take it into service for the install.... it kills me because it seems to be a simple process really, but the car has 10 miles on it and I don't want to screw up!

10-28-2007, 08:35 PM
Youre not taking out All the clips around the grill. Just press in the 2 side ones and push it outward towards u, the grill will just pop out.