View Single Post
      08-11-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
1.fresh.f30.335
Second Lieutenant
United_States
40
Rep
286
Posts

Drives: 2014 535xdrive M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NH-CT

iTrader: (0)

F30 335 sport front bumper WHISKERS removal / install DIY

Hey Guys,

Heres a quick guide to replacing the bumper whiskers/blades on the F30 335 sport (non-M package).

Estimated Time: 5-10 minutes

Tools Necessary
Optional: a flat head screwdriver/plastic molding remover

Steps:

1. Take a look at the new whiskers and locate the clips. there are two on the passenger side and three on the drivers.

Name:  17.jpg
Views: 16191
Size:  145.1 KB
Name:  18.jpg
Views: 16065
Size:  141.4 KB
Name:  19.jpg
Views: 15914
Size:  210.7 KB

Passenger Side:
Name:  20.jpg
Views: 15888
Size:  89.2 KB

Drivers Side:
Name:  21.jpg
Views: 15862
Size:  139.6 KB

Pass Side Demonstration:
Name:  22.jpg
Views: 17517
Size:  99.3 KB

2. Slowly apply pressure to the whisker to pull down and pop the clip against the fog light. (you can use the screwdriver/plastic remover to help pop the tab off)
Name:  23.jpg
Views: 18079
Size:  163.3 KB

3. Now reach into the bumper behind the where the whisker attaches to the bumper, it's hollow.
Name:  24.jpg
Views: 17635
Size:  171.8 KB

4. Referring back to the whisker not yet installed, notice how the clip is configured. It is easy to reach with your finger and press down on the clip and then slowly work the whisker out of place.
Name:  25.jpg
Views: 15495
Size:  100.2 KB
Name:  26.jpg
Views: 15491
Size:  94.5 KB

*Note that you may need to apply a fair amount of pressure to work the whisker out of place, just have patience on this cause you don't want to snap the clip or the larger insert.*

5. now line up the new whisker and press. simple as that.
Name:  27.jpg
Views: 15783
Size:  105.7 KB
Name:  28.jpg
Views: 16778
Size:  115.2 KB
Name:  29.jpg
Views: 16166
Size:  139.6 KB

Name:  30.jpg
Views: 15517
Size:  153.4 KB
Name:  31.jpg
Views: 15508
Size:  122.5 KB
Name:  32.jpg
Views: 16120
Size:  126.5 KB

Other F30 DIYs:
Grills : http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=701830
Reflectors: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=730082
Springs: coming soon
Down pipe: coming soon


Hope this Helps to answer any questions!
__________________
'12 335i Sport Apline White w/black... Totaled

'14 535i xdrive M-Sport Carbon Black w/Mocha Nappa