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5seriesHB 01-11-2013 07:16 PM

Black Kidney Grille Installed
 
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Has anyone done this on an fairly late model X5

Im wondering how to remove the stock one without breaking the clips?
There are some how to videos out there but for later model x5's with different clip systems!
if someone wants to take a mini video of how to that would be awesome, obviously u dont have to pop urs grilles out. just a little walk through w how
to remove the clips.
Thanks Rob

blue dragon 01-11-2013 07:49 PM

I sent you instructions via PM

5seriesHB 01-11-2013 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by blue dragon (Post 7307321)
I sent you instructions via PM

Dragon: in pic 2 the pointy grey clip on te left of The pic is what I need to dislodge right
All 6 of those and 2 side clips

blue dragon 01-11-2013 08:07 PM

Yes, the grey clip on the left, not the one on the right which holds the slats.

tribecaX5 01-11-2013 08:14 PM

post photos after you install it. i'd like to see how it looks.

5seriesHB 01-11-2013 08:15 PM

Ok I'm on it

DCC 01-11-2013 09:14 PM

Are these the glossy or the matt black grille

5seriesHB 01-11-2013 09:16 PM

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:thumbup:Done
Super easy
Here are the directions "Blue Dragon" gave me! They worked perfectely:thumbup:

These are the BMW performance Black Kidney Grilles glossy on the outside and matte on the inner rails
Part# for left and right grilles
B34651-71-2-150-246
B34651-71-2-150-247
Pop your hood, and then look carefully at the grille on the inside of the hood. Tthere are some tabs on the outside of the grille, that is what is holding the grille against the metal of the hood. There are about 3 tabs on the bottom and one on each side. You need to release those with a putty knife(5serieshb used a purdy thin putty knife no tape) or large flat screwdriver with some electrical tape on the end so you don't scratch anything. You only need to do this for the outter tabs, the inner tabs hold the black slats into the outter black trim, and you don'need to touch those

Once you have released the outter tabs, then just push the grille out towards the front of the car, starting with the bottom of the grill first. Repeat for the other grille

Thanks blue dragon::bigpimp:

5seriesHB 01-12-2013 07:54 AM

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Now im ready to do a carbon interior wrap hopefully by don nguyen and have professionally painted red Calipers minus the M badge.

DCC 01-12-2013 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7307972)
Now im ready to do a carbon interior wrap hopefully by don nguyen and have professionally painted red Calipers minus the M badge.

Now that is nice...:thumbup:

5seriesHB 01-12-2013 08:57 AM

Super easy
go for it!:thumbup:

Die Wolfe 01-12-2013 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7307441)
:thumbup:Done
Super easy
Here are the directions "Blue Dragon" gave me! They worked perfectely:thumbup:

These are the BMW performance Black Kidney Grilles glossy on the outside and matte on the inner rails
Part# for left and right grilles
B34651-71-2-150-246
B34651-71-2-150-247
Pop your hood, and then look carefully at the grille on the inside of the hood. Tthere are some tabs on the outside of the grille, that is what is holding the grille against the metal of the hood. There are about 3 tabs on the bottom and one on each side. You need to release those with a putty knife(5serieshb used a purdy thin putty knife no tape) or large flat screwdriver with some electrical tape on the end so you don't scratch anything. You only need to do this for the outter tabs, the inner tabs hold the black slats into the outter black trim, and you don'need to touch those

Once you have released the outter tabs, then just push the grille out towards the front of the car, starting with the bottom of the grill first. Repeat for the other grille

Thanks blue dragon::bigpimp:

Nice job man, looks awesome! I can't wait to see mine when I get back!

arrivederci 01-12-2013 12:50 PM

Glad you figured it out. I did the same back in December. Probably need to take care of the grilles next.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...222_114026.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...222_114346.jpg

5seriesHB 01-12-2013 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by arrivederci (Post 7308587)
Glad you figured it out. I did the same back in December. Probably need to take care of the grilles next.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...222_114026.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...222_114346.jpg

Looks like u tool care if them already?
Nice

JimS 135i X5d 01-12-2013 01:11 PM

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Installed without a problem in about 10 minutes. Just do not force it.

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arrivederci 01-12-2013 03:05 PM

Lower grills need to be replaced now. Kidneys are done.

5seriesHB 01-12-2013 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by arrivederci (Post 7308848)
Lower grills need to be replaced now. Kidneys are done.

Please tell
Post pic ill get them done too!
Part# etc
Thnx

arrivederci 01-12-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7308888)
Please tell
Post pic ill get them done too!
Part# etc
Thnx

Done on this thread...

http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776395

dunderhi 01-12-2013 04:03 PM

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Congrats! They look great! :thumbup:

I also put in new grills today. Matte black slats with a carbon black surround.

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tribecaX5 01-12-2013 04:33 PM

In my opinion, black kidney grilles ook good only with a black and white exterior color. With other colors, they just look odd.

5seriesHB 01-12-2013 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by dunderhi (Post 7308965)
Congrats! They look great! :thumbup:

I also put in new grills today. Matte black slats with a carbon black surround.

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Looking good brother!

5seriesHB 01-13-2013 10:06 PM

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Black Grilles in the day.....Love them!:angel:

Die Wolfe 01-14-2013 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7311522)
Black Grilles in the day.....Love them!:angel:

Sick! I'll see my baby in 3 days!

Die Wolfe 01-15-2013 11:38 PM

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Please excuse the late shots courtesy of a night flight...

5seriesHB 01-16-2013 12:37 AM

Ummmmmmmmm:D
Wow
Baller............:thumbup:


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