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      01-04-2021, 05:05 AM   #1
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Chrome grille changed to black

Changed the chrome grille to an all black grille on my M Sport 330e. Easy to do, once I had watched a few YouTube how to videos.

The black matches the door surrounds.
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      01-04-2021, 05:42 AM   #2
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Looks much better - I did the same watched the You Tube video a few times. I did it 24 hours after picking up my car
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Looks much better - I did the same watched the You Tube video a few times. I did it 24 hours after picking up my car
I agree, should have done it earlier
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Where did you get the grill from? It looks like a much better fit than mine. Do you have any gaps between the grill and the headlights? Mine has a gap along the front edge if you look from above and a bigger gap than the standard silver by each headlight.
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Just buy genuine, they're not expensive.
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If you google grill in Deutsch (Ziergitter) you can get the genuine one pretty cheap.

I bought mine from a BMW dealer near Nuremberg. They even checked my VIN for me as there are two types (I suspect you may know that!).
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Where did you get the grill from? It looks like a much better fit than mine. Do you have any gaps between the grill and the headlights? Mine has a gap along the front edge if you look from above and a bigger gap than the standard silver by each headlight.
It was from eBay , £51.99 incl postage, I did have a look at OEM but could not find one with the right design and colour.

No gaps, I can take close up photos tomorrow

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-G....m46890.l49292
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Just buy genuine, they're not expensive.
Agreed. I paid £120 from a BMW dealer on eBay. On a £40k car, it's not exactly breaking the bank.
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I think I now prefer this grill.
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I bought mine from a BMW dealer near Nuremberg. They even checked my VIN for me as there are two types (I suspect you may know that!).
How do you know which type you need for your vehicle?
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How do you know which type you need for your vehicle?
It depends if you got the 360 cameras option or not. The front camera is mounted in the middle of the grill.
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How do you know which type you need for your vehicle?
It depends if you got the 360 cameras option or not. The front camera is mounted in the middle of the grill.
Thanks for that. Looking to do this but want to make sure I get the correct one
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How do you know which type you need for your vehicle?
It depends if you got the 360 cameras option or not. The front camera is mounted in the middle of the grill.
Thanks for that. Looking to do this but want to make sure I get the correct one
Bought from eBay, circa £80 its dual purpose
I.e if you need the camera hole you simply take that additional part out and replace with camera already installed
If you dont have the camera simply leave in the part
It looks fine, you wouldn't even know
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How do you know which type you need for your vehicle?
It depends if you got the 360 cameras option or not. The front camera is mounted in the middle of the grill.
Thanks for that. Looking to do this but want to make sure I get the correct one
Bought from eBay, circa £80 its dual purpose
I.e if you need the camera hole you simply take that additional part out and replace with camera already installed
If you dont have the camera simply leave in the part
It looks fine, you wouldn't even know
Brilliant. You a fellow mackem?
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Someone's got to be I suppose
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It's a curse but I wouldn't have it any other way
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Someone's got to be I suppose
It's a curse but I wouldn't have it any other way
It's as bad as supporting Newcastle mate - just depressing. Don't know why I actually do it to myself!
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Curse indeed. The eternal optimism hurts 😂
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Curse indeed. The eternal optimism hurts 😂
But it gives you an inner resolve and an attitude "you can do better" lol
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Where did you get the grill from? It looks like a much better fit than mine. Do you have any gaps between the grill and the headlights? Mine has a gap along the front edge if you look from above and a bigger gap than the standard silver by each headlight.
It was from eBay , £51.99 incl postage, I did have a look at OEM but could not find one with the right design and colour.

No gaps, I can take close up photos tomorrow

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/For-BMW-G....m46890.l49292
Just ordered this grill. Due on Saturday
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