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How to Replace Grille 01-06 BMW 325Xi

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  1. step : Removing the Grilles (0:23)
    • From under the hood, press on the locking tabs around the grille using a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push the grille out
    • Repeat for the second grille
  2. step : Installing the Grilles (1:30)
    • For the driver side grille, ensure the hood release lever fits between the first and second grille fins
    • Press the grille into the opening from the front of the hood until the locking tabs click into place
    • Repeat for the second grille

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace these chrome grilles on this 2001 BMW 325xi. If you want these parts or other parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to

Okay. To take the grille out, you're going to take a small screwdriver. There's these clips that are all around the grille. Now, this one is broken. There's only half of one on here. Push that and then there should be one here and one here. There's one right here. There should be some on the back too. Look. For the most part, this vehicle, they're all broken. So just slide the grille out just like that. There's the grille. The other one is the same.

Here's the old grilles. Here's the new grilles from They are completely chrome. They have the same shape. If you look at the backside, the mounting tabs are in the same locations, in the same shape on the backsides. Get yours at and you can do it yourself.

All right. Just make sure you clean this area. It looks pretty good. We're going to line this up. This is going to go like this. Where this hood release is, right there, that's going to go through the second one. Line that up. Get it lined up. Just push it straight back. It locks in place nice. We'll do the same with the other one.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

1999 - 1999  BMW  328i
2001 - 2001  BMW  330i
2001 - 2001  BMW  330Xi
2001 - 2001  BMW  325Xi
1999 - 2000  BMW  323i
2001 - 2001  BMW  320i
2001 - 2001  BMW  325i
2000 - 2000  BMW  323i


BMW Driver Side Grille DIY Solutions

This part replaces:

  • Partslink BM1200120
  • Hollander 104-58926AL
  • OE # 51 13 8 208 489
  • DIY Solutions GRI00193

Part Details

  • Color: All Chrome
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