|06-07-2015, 07:28 PM||#1|
Drives: 335D 2011, 328xD 2014
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CA, MI
DIY: F30 OEM towbar installation
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.
8mm & 10mm socket or wrench with 1/4 in drive
18mm deep socket.
17mm deep socket.
Jack pads & jack stands & floor jack
1. Prep the towbar
8. Now on to the car, jack up car and remove wheels (if you have access to a lift, even better)
and remove the tail lights
I did not take pictures of the bolts along the bottom, sorry about that, they are so obvious you cannot miss them
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.
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