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Old 02-20-2005, 07:35 PM
Nicols Nicols is offline
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Question replace front wheel well front panel

The right front wheel well front panel on my '01 530 was torn apart and fell off completely and I want to decide if I can replace it myself or pay the dealer to do it.

Can anybody tell me how much hustle is to replace it myself? How much the panel itself costs? Can somebody that did this before provide me with some tips on the procedure?

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Nic
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:12 PM
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The right front wheel well front panel on my '01 530 was torn apart and fell off completely and I want to decide if I can replace it myself or pay the dealer to do it.

Can anybody tell me how much hustle is to replace it myself? How much the panel itself costs? Can somebody that did this before provide me with some tips on the procedure?

thanks,
Nic
It's so VERY easy. I've done it myself two or three times. Is this the panel that holds the temperature probe? The panel is held by screws that screw into slotted fittings slid over holes on other panels. Hard to explain, easy to see.

When you buy the panel, do yourself a favor and buy all the screws and slotted fittings (called 'clips', IIRC) you'd need if you were doing the whole thing without from scratch. It nearly garantees you wont have to go for more parts, later.
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Old 02-21-2005, 09:40 AM
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