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Old 07-02-2015, 07:29 PM
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Removing Chrome Trim

Ordered replacement trim in Carbon Black to get rid of all of the chrome on my new 750i. Done this tons of times on my various other BMW's, but never on a 7.

Does anyone know how to remove the chrome strip that runs across the trunk and tail lights?

What about the chrome piece that is split between the front door and front fender?

Shouldn't have an issue replacing the grill... done plenty of those.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:44 PM
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51 13 220 Removing and installing/replacing middle trim strip on rear lid

Necessary preliminary tasks

Remove both rear lights
63 21 170 Removing and installing/replacing left or right rear light (on tailgate)

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove COMPLETE REAR CENTER TRIM


51 13 400 Removing and installing or replacing rear center trim

Necessary preliminary tasks

If necessary, remove license plate

Remove PANEL FOR TAILGATE





NOTE:

Detaching rear center trim is shown on the left side; proceed in same way for detaching on the right side.

Release nut (1) on rear center trim (2).

Tightening torque 51 13 1AZ .





Fig. 64: Identifying Rear Centre Trim With Nut
Courtesy of BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, INC. Unclip plastic clips (1) with rear lid opened.

Remove complete rear center trim (2) in direction of arrow.





Fig. 65: Removing Rear Centre Trim With Plastic Clips
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If necessary, replace faulty plastic clips (1).





Fig. 66: Identifying Plastic Clips
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Unscrew nuts (1).

Disconnect plug connection (2).

Remove rear light (3).

Fig. 89: Identifying Rear Light, Connector, And Nuts
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Replacement:

If necessary, remove BULBS .
Release screws (1) on inside of rear lid.

Unlock and disconnect plug connection (2) - rear lid actuation button and plug connection (3) - reversing camera.


NOTE: Graphic originates from F01

Carefully detach trim strip (1) from rear lid (2) with special tool 00 9 317 and remove


Installation:

If necessary, replace damaged plastic clips (3).
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Why not just wrap it and then no worries on removing and installing?
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Why not just wrap it and then no worries on removing and installing?
I want an exact match to Carbon Black.
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