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How to Replace Front Plate and Bumper Trim 97-06 BMW 325Xi

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How to Replace Front Plate and Bumper Trim 97-06 BMW 325Xi

Created on: 2019-06-27

Watch this video to learn how to remove and replace the front bumper trim and license plate bracket on your 97-06 BMW 3 Series.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper and Plate Trim
    • Pry up and pull off one side bumper trim piece
    • Repeat for the other side trim piece
    • Remove the license plate screws to remove the plate
    • Remove the two Phillips screws at the bottom of the plate holder
    • Pry and pull off the center trim piece with the plate holder
  2. step 2 :Installing the Bumper and Plate Trim
    • Press the center trim with plate holder into place
    • Reinstall the two Phillips screws at the bottom of the plate holder
    • Reinstall the license plate
    • Press to lock in the two side trim pieces

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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What's up guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace this front plate bracket and front bumper trim on this 2001 BMW 325xi. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

We're going to take this trim off and this plate bracket. We have the headlights out. We're doing multiple videos, so you don't need to have the headlights out just to do this. But, in this video, we have them out.

Just take a trim tool and just come over here. Just pry up underneath. Try to pry this out a little bit, and being careful not scratch the paint or anything. Clip right there. All right, pull that off. This clips there. That's where all the clip locations are. We'll do the same with the other side. Now, you can take out your plate screws. These may differ from vehicle to vehicle. There's two Phillips head screws right here. Just use a Phillips head screwdriver, take those out. I'm just going to peel this back and use my trim tool, just pry this out. Pop that out. Those are the clips that are holding it in right there. Slide that off.

To reinstall this, remember the clips, line the clips up, and push it on. That's good. Get the two Phillips head screws, the Phillips head screwdriver. Get this one lined up as well, and just snug those up, not too tight. It is plastic. Put the plate back on at this time. Use the screws that it came with. These happen to be 10 millimeter bolts, or screws. Now, take this trim, just line these clips up. Get those started back there. Get that like that. Do the same on this side. Line that up. We want this to go in that way. There we go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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