Genuine BMW M Front Apron BMW 8 Series E31

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BMW Installation Instructions

Technical knowledge of the system is required. Installation time: approx. 1 – 2 hours depending on the condition and level of equipment of the car.

Important safety information

To guarantee safe dynamic handling characteristics, only ever fit the complete package consisting of both the front and rear aprons.

BMW AG will accept no liability for any damage caused through this instruction not being followed.

Paintshop instructions

The rear apron and mounting components have already been coated with primer and need only be painted with the appropriate top coat.

Procedure: see BMW paintshop instructions. BMW acrylic paint + 30 % softface additive.

Maximum temperature for stove-enamelling: 40 °C

Tools required

Regular flat-head screwdriver
Cross-recessed (Phillips) screwdriver
3/8″ reversible ratchet
3/8″ extension piece
3/8″ socket wrench, 8 mm A/F

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Unscrew screws (arrows) and remove lower protective panel.

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Disconnect hose for alternator cooling (arrow).

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Unscrew screws (1) and remove plastic wheel-house protector (2).

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Pull cover in direction of arrows and unclip it.

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Unscrew screws (1), pull out plugs (2) and remove registration plate backer.

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Unscrew screws on bottom side of bumper (arrows).

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Unscrew hexagon screws on left and right (arrow).

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Pull lower section of bumper off upper section, pulling towards you (use force). It is held by a clip (arrow).

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Unscrew hexagon screws (1). Pull out rivet (2) and remove air guide (3).

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Fit plate nuts (1) to bracket (2).

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Screw bracket (2) to front apron at left and right ends with cross-recessed screws (1).

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Secure new air guide (3) with hexagon screw (1) and rivet (2).

Note

Fit lip (4) of air guide into front apron when installing.

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Push front apron (1) into position and secure with screws (2, 3). Push clip (4) into lug (5).

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Fit pin of registration plate backer (2) into bumper. Secure registration plate backer (2) with cross-recessed screws (1).

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Push clip (1) into cover (2). Insert securing straps (3) into upper side of bumper and push in trim panel (2).

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Secure lip (2) to front apron (3) with rivet (1).

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