BMW 645ci Grille Replacement – 30 Minutes
A BMW 645ci grille replacement takes less than thirty minutes and can add an updated customized flare to the font of your 6 series hardtop or convertible.
The first thing you see on a BMW heading towards you on the street are those iconic kidney shaped grilles sculpted into the front of the vehicles. And even though they have slowly transformed in shape and size over the years, the kidney grilles are still part of BMWs emblematic front trim.
A BMW 645ci grille replacement allows owners to add a bit of personalization to their vehicles, the most popular being the change from standard factory 6 series chrome grilles to matte or gloss black. Our BMW 645ci grill replacement article can also be used for replacing damaged or missing factory parts as well.
And even though they have slowly transformed in shape and size over the years, the kidney grilles are still part of BMWs emblematic front trim.
Custom grilles for your BMW 6 series can be found all over the internet, although we find the best buys still on Amazon and Ebay. The “Asian knockoff” grilles sold on Ebay and Amazon fit just as well as the factory ones, and cost about half as much.
Tools and Supplies
12″ flat blade screwdriver
T27 torx bit
- Open hood and locate the four torx bolts at top of bumper cover. Remove the four bolts using a T27 torx bit.
- Pull the front of the bumper cover away from the car so you can see behind the front grilles. Use the 12″ flat blade screwdriver to release the plastic tabs that anchor the grille to the front bumper cover. Some may be hard to see, but if you pull gently on the the front of the grille you will be able to see where they are.
- Grasp front of grille and remove from vehicle.
- Install new grille by lining up plastic tabs in bumper cover and gently pressing in until it snaps in place.
- Replace torx bolts on bumper cover.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. And congratulations for Doing It Yourself!
The Repair Difficulty Level displays graphically how challenging the repair is, from easy to advanced. Easy repairs usually require very few tools, have short repair times and do not require jacking and supporting the vehicle. As the difficulty level rises, expect the repair to demand more time, specialized tools, and better understanding of mechanics to complete the job.