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      08-25-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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Removing front grill

How exactly is this done before i go scratching my car trying to figure it out? Thanks in advance for the help.
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kidney grills or lower?
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      08-25-2008, 01:17 PM   #3
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      08-25-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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DIY instructions for e92 (same for e92 m3).

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47059
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=remove+grill
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Thanks a lot Rick
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no prob.. side tab is kinda a bitch... good luck!
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lol i found all of them to be bitches...but i got the job done
ya it was hell but i got it done too
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i just used a pair of needle-nose pliers that have a 90degree bend to push on that one tab pain-in-the-ass tab. it worked great. total time was around 5 minutes to swap out the grills.
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i just used a pair of needle-nose pliers that have a 90degree bend to push on that one tab pain-in-the-ass tab. it worked great. total time was around 5 minutes to swap out the grills.
yea it doesn't take long, but it gets really annoying when trying to get your hand down there
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How exactly is this done before i go scratching my car trying to figure it out? Thanks in advance for the help.
i can do it for u. im in irvine, i've done it so many times on my car and others cars. PM me if ur interested in my free M3post-brotherly help
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      08-26-2008, 07:56 PM   #13
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wd40 also helps lube things up
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      08-26-2008, 08:23 PM   #14
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Was actually very easy after reading the DIY post. Just wanted to add that these forums are awesome in regards to info on the m3. Been getting so many parts and ideas from everyone's pics and feedback from other posts. Keep up the good work. I will post pics of my car when everything is delivered and installed. Can't wait till then.
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no prob.. side tab is kinda a bitch... good luck!

I have found the best method to be release the top 3 clips (I use a screwdriver to push the clip middle down) then go for the outside clip with a long screwdriver working to release the clip pulling at the bottom side of the grill from the front. once the clip is released its easy. The problem is the flexibility of the body work around this clip. You think it's relased and it's not !

Bottom two are fingers and 30 seconds later your grill is off
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      08-31-2008, 11:44 PM   #16
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does anyone know hw to take off the side gills
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      09-01-2008, 12:05 AM   #17
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Yes, here is an excellent DIY for painting the side gills Matte Black. Removal instructions are contained within thanks to user: rldzhao.
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just follow that DIY, its a pain in the ass but the result is worth it.
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      09-01-2008, 04:24 PM   #19
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Yes, here is an excellent DIY for painting the side gills Matte Black. Removal instructions are contained within thanks to user: rldzhao.
I think you forgot something...
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      09-01-2008, 05:55 PM   #20
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I think you forgot something...
oh yeah... DUH!

Side Vent DIY:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163097
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