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      01-11-2020, 08:17 PM   #1
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Front Grille Swap

My apology if this was mentioned before. If so I will delete it. Was wondering how difficult it is to swap out the front grill. Anyone attempt to do this? How did it go? Thanks.
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Thanks for this and being civil about it!
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Thanks for this and being civil about it!
Youíre welcome. I wasnít sure if that was what you wanted or if you wanted actual opinions on how the install was since I havenít done it but Iíve been contemplating it for a bit now.
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My apology if this was mentioned before. If so I will delete it. Was wondering how difficult it is to swap out the front grill. Anyone attempt to do this? How did it go? Thanks.
I did it shortly after buying, not too hard - main advice I would give is to properly disengage the securing tabs. They pop up from the middle to free up the base so the full tab assembly will fully come out with little effort. I didn't know this and popped out engaged tabs from the bottom while still being secured/engaged to the body.

Not a huge deal but did waste a lot of time for me. I looked back over the instructions I used (which were fantastic BTW) but did not call out that nuance directly if I remember correctly.

All in all this was way easier than my 16' 235 swap - that was a huge pain.

My 330 is an M Sport bit had a standard grille. Just can't deal with that non-shadowline grill....it's like neglecting an infant
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My apology if this was mentioned before. If so I will delete it. Was wondering how difficult it is to swap out the front grill. Anyone attempt to do this? How did it go? Thanks.
PS if anyone does that "look in the forum before you ask" crap - at least you know who is more the trolling type vs part of the community here. Kudos for just asking the question, it's mainly why this forum exists .
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Youíre welcome. I wasnít sure if that was what you wanted or if you wanted actual opinions on how the install was since I havenít done it but Iíve been contemplating it for a bit now.
This is perfect. Thanks.
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PS if anyone does that "look in the forum before you ask" crap - at least you know who is more the trolling type vs part of the community here. Kudos for just asking the question, it's mainly why this forum exists .
Glad to see the helpful responses. Iím about to take the jump to my first BMW.
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Lower front grille replacement

Has anyone replaced their lower front grille? Cracked mine today and want to order the part but donít know how to properly go about it. Thanks in advance
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