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Old 01-02-2013, 09:10 PM
Mbbrewer Mbbrewer is offline
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Originally Posted by MWPos View Post
I've done more research...and looked more closely at the photos and the actual parts at realoem.com, and lo-and-behold found that the left and right fog light grills are not identical mirror images...I would have noticed from your photos had I looked closely enough.

My solution for my low-budget but full OEM M bumper conversion for my 535i is to buy two of the center grill meshes, use one, and cut the other in half and trim to fit into the bumper's fog light housings. I'll use small plastic strip-ties to hold this mesh in place with solid flat plastic inserts behind the mesh to hide the tied-up fog light bulbs.
You are correct, the driver side grill is solid while the passenger side is open. For some reason this is also the case on my wife's X5 35d (which is stock). Its very hard to tell in person. I considered doing something similar to what you described. I look forward to seeing how they turn out.
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