F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > F30 DIYs and Coding Discussions > DIY: F30 OEM towbar installation
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-07-2015, 07:28 PM   #1
crapSOOT
New Member
crapSOOT's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: 335D 2011, 328xD 2014
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CA, MI

iTrader: (0)

DIY: F30 OEM towbar installation

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
I searched around for any guides to do this, only ones I found were on aftermarket towbar manufacturer websites, if there is an OEM guide for this I did not find it. If someone has a pdf for the procedure please post it, it will have the proper torque values for the different bolts.
If at any time while reading this guide, you find that you are lost STOP you should not be doing this! Offer a good friend some to help you.

Disclaimer: I did this on my F30 328d X-Drive with backup sensors, no other options, and got the parts from getbmwparts, you are your own with this, your car may be different. I did not do any of the wiring or electrical work involved for use with a trailer...as yet.

I rate this a 5 just because of the detail and prep work involved, technically it is not too difficult.

I am not going to hold your hand through this, I am presuming you will know what to do if you come across something/s not mentioned here.

Tools:
T20 bit
8mm & 10mm socket or wrench with 1/4 in drive
18mm deep socket.
17mm deep socket.
Riveting tool
Adjustable wrench
Jack pads & jack stands & floor jack
!!PATIENCE!!

Procedure:

1. Prep the towbar

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


8. Now on to the car, jack up car and remove wheels (if you have access to a lift, even better)

9.

and remove the tail lights

10.

11.

12.
I did not take pictures of the bolts along the bottom, sorry about that, they are so obvious you cannot miss them
13.

14.

15.

16.

17.


If you can do this you, you know you will have to remove the backup sensors and reinstall them.

I hope this helps a couple of DIYers out there and wish them good luck.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST