BMW Front Grill Removal DIY Upgrade Black Kidney Grille

Published by YOUCANIC Automotive Experts 
Last Updated Dec 19, 2018 

In this tutorial, we will show you how to remove the OEM BMW grill (you know that ugly chrome grill) and install a black kidney grill. 

What you will need

Instructions

  1. Open the hood of your BMW. changing bmw grill diy

     

  2. Remove the weather strip by pulling it up. How To Change Your BMW Kidney Grilles The Right Way

     

  3. Remove the Torx bolts. You will need T-30 Torx bit set. Some models such as F30 and F31 use T27 and T25 torx bolts.How To Change the Kidney Grille for the BMW 5 Series

     

  4. Pull the front bumper forward and determine if there is enough room to access the back of the grill.
    • If you can access the back of the grill jump to step 7. 
    • If you can't access the back of the grill continue with the next step. 
  5. Remove the metal plate on top of the radiator.how to remove bmw kidney grill 1 3 5 6 7 x1 x5 x7 seriesYou will need to remove about 8 Torx bolts. 
  6. Pull the metal plate away and place it on top of the engine. You don't need to disconnect the hood release cables. remove grill from bmw place top radiator support on the engine

     

  7. Access your BMW grill. Press down on three plastic tabs on top to unlock them. trick on how to remove bmw grill

     

  8. Use a flat screwdriver to unlock the side tabs of your old BMW grill.BMW Black Grills & Trim installtion use screwdriver to remove old oem grill

     

  9. Unlock the bottom tabs of the grill. bmw front grille removal instructions press up to unlock

     

  10. Once all the tabs are unlocked remove the old grill by pulling it forward. bmw front grill removal diy

     

  11. Install the new grill by pressing it in the bumper.install new black kidney grill on bmw by pressing it in

     

  12. Reinstall the weather strip and make sure to tighten all the bolts.