BMW F30 3 Series Sun Shade Kit Released

by Tim Jones on August 7, 2012, 6:44 pm
BMW F30 3 series sun shade kit aftersales

BMW is pleased to announce the availability of 3 Series (F30) Sun Shades. They are available in two different kits, which may be installed individually or as a set: rear window kit or side window kit.

Sun shades help keep an interior cool, while protecting the occupants from sun glare and harmful UV rays. Whether your trying to beat the heat or simply create privacy, this is an excellent upgrade for your F30 3 Series back seat.

F30 Sun Shade Benefits
  • Keeps interior cool during hot days
  • Protects interior as well as occupants from harmful UV rays
  • Significantly reduces sun glare
  • Allows for privacy
  • Great for children
  • Superior warranty coverage to the aftermarket. - 4 years/ 50k miles when purchased with a new vehicle

F30 Sun Shade Pricing
  • F30 3 series sun shade rear side windows (part number 51 46 2 293 367) MSRP - $139.95
  • F30 3 series sun shade rear window (part number 51 46 2 293 368) MSRP - $160.95



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22 responses to BMW F30 3 Series Sun Shade Kit Released

blazinskunk commented:
May 11, 2015, 7:18 pm

Does anyone have these? I take it the back is not powered. Can someone chime in?
Mike.F31.MSport commented:
May 11, 2015, 7:50 pm

Will the rear side shades also fit a 3 series wagon (F31)?
adhrp commented:
May 11, 2015, 8:59 pm

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Originally Posted by blazinskunk View Post
Does anyone have these? I take it the back is not powered. Can someone chime in?
I would like to know as well...especially for the rear ones. I already have the manual side shades.
JG_RSA commented:
May 12, 2015, 2:08 am

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BabyLlama commented:
May 12, 2015, 7:45 am

I just ordered the BMW shades yesterday. Putting the kids in back was like tossing frogs in boiling water.

This is the part number for the F31 non-roller shade.
51462318007

I also found this. Might as well just tint the windows for the cost.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-3-Series...-/190886037883
Chriscomandao commented:
May 12, 2015, 10:06 am

I ordered both sets last week for my 4GC and it end up to be the same part number as the F30. I want to return it but if you guys are interested in buying it, I'll sell both for $220.
LJM3 commented:
May 12, 2015, 4:46 pm

When I purchased my 2014 the rear door sunshades are built into the door and are included in the $3,100.00 premium package. The powered rear window sunshade was a $575.00 option. I don't know if the aftermarket version you are referring to is the same or not but with kids it was a must option for me when I purchased the car. My e90 didn't have it and I can now appreciate the cost vs not having it.
BabyLlama commented:
May 12, 2015, 6:30 pm

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Originally Posted by LJM3 View Post
I don't know if the aftermarket version you are referring to is the same or not but with kids it was a must option for me when I purchased the car.

It's different. The built-in shades was one of the options I wanted, but that's a downside to buying off the lot. It was hard enough finding a diesel wagon with sport seats. The upside is it came with the tech, nav, xenon, and winter packages.

The shades I ordered is a one piece frame that's held in place with clips. That's how it looks anyway. I'm not even sure if it includes the cargo side windows. Buying them on a bit of faith. All the pictures are of the sedan.
Ruggernaut commented:
May 12, 2015, 6:46 pm

Use quality window tint and you get the same affect for a fraction of the price.
LJM3 commented:
May 12, 2015, 9:06 pm

BabyLlama,

I hear that, If they are oem they will be fine. I don't have any experience with aftermarket sunshades. I think they look exactly like mine with the clips and should work well. They say not to use them with the windows down so i'm sure that would apply to yours as well. Good luck I hope you like them.
BabyLlama commented:
May 13, 2015, 1:31 pm

End game is tint; getting quotes for that now. Quick fix is the shades.
RoarinRow commented:
October 21, 2015, 9:40 pm

I just installed the rear window shade kit for my 328i and it looks good. It is only held by clips with adhesive backs. Just a little worried about how long they will last since it is not permanently attached. I didn't want tints because I know my two year old would scratch it right away. I didn't get the rear window shade cause I am planning on installing my radar d detector and don't want to interference. But I may change my mind lol. Just wondering if the rear also uses adhesive.
1zamboni commented:
October 21, 2015, 11:25 pm

I had mine since last Oct 14 and they hold up pretty good both windows and rear, the clips are not that expensive and you can replace them as needed.
RoarinRow commented:
October 21, 2015, 11:38 pm

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Originally Posted by 1zamboni View Post
I had mine since last Oct 14 and they hold up pretty good both windows and rear, the clips are not that expensive and you can replace them as needed.
Ok great to know. With the front windows down do they flap in the wind?
RoarinRow commented:
October 22, 2015, 1:24 pm

After putting on the side rear shades I decided they look very good and picked up the rear one as well. Kept debating if I should tint the back or put the shade. While I like the permanency of the tint, I believe the custom fit shade is more classy
machop commented:
October 22, 2015, 1:38 pm

when you have this shade, can you still roll down window? if not, then tint is better IMO
RoarinRow commented:
October 22, 2015, 1:43 pm

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Originally Posted by machop View Post
when you have this shade, can you still roll down window? if not, then tint is better IMO
You can but I wouldn't go on freeways speeds. Takes a second to take off.
RoarinRow commented:
October 22, 2015, 1:49 pm

Pics of the install.
machop commented:
October 22, 2015, 2:17 pm

very helpful pics, thanks.
RoarinRow commented:
October 22, 2015, 2:25 pm

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Originally Posted by machop View Post
very helpful pics, thanks.
Most welcome!
namelessman commented:
November 2, 2015, 10:38 am

My assumption is that these shades can be practically installed at daytime and removed at night, but the clips with adhesives(as shown in pictures of post#19) would mean they need to be replaced after removing a few times.
RoarinRow commented:
November 2, 2015, 12:16 pm

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Originally Posted by namelessman View Post
My assumption is that these shades can be practically installed at daytime and removed at night, but the clips with adhesives(as shown in pictures of post#19) would mean they need to be replaced after removing a few times.
Yes after a couple of time of on and off use, the adhesive would more than likely come off. I would probably leave them off in the Winter and put them back on in Spring/Summer.