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Old 01-11-2013, 07:16 PM
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Question Black Kidney Grille Installed

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
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:49 PM
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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
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Yes, the grey clip on the left, not the one on the right which holds the slats.
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post photos after you install it. i'd like to see how it looks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 PM
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Done
Super easy
Here are the directions "Blue Dragon" gave me! They worked perfectely

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:
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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.
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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.
Now that is nice...
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Super easy
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Are these the glossy or the matt black grille
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Done
Super easy
Here are the directions "Blue Dragon" gave me! They worked perfectely

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:
Nice job man, looks awesome! I can't wait to see mine when I get back!
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Glad you figured it out. I did the same back in December. Probably need to take care of the grilles next.



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



Looks like u tool care if them already?
Nice
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Lower grills need to be replaced now. Kidneys are done.
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Lower grills need to be replaced now. Kidneys are done.
Please tell
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Part# etc
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In my opinion, black kidney grilles ook good only with a black and white exterior color. With other colors, they just look odd.
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Black Grilles in the day.....Love them!
Sick! I'll see my baby in 3 days!
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Awesome job, mate! Get yourself an awesome ride. Really looking good!
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Awesome job, mate! Get yourself an awesome ride. Really looking good!
I wonder if he was referring to the space grey or the white M
Probably the grey
Everyone knows space grey is the sexiest color
Whites not to shabby either
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