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      10-09-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Need help with fender part number

Something hit the diffuser on my lower right grille and yanked the plastic horizontal "lip" out of its frame. Here's how it looks:


You can see the damaged support on the right side of the plastic frame.

For comparison, here is how the driver side looks:


I am looking for the replacement part and I have a hard time finding it. The drawings on most parts websites are hard to read and so far I was not able to find it.

Any help appreciated.
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      10-09-2016, 11:49 PM   #2
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Pretty sure you'll have to buy the entire right side air duct.
They are about $75
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      10-10-2016, 08:05 AM   #3
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Part No. 51118045922 (right) or 51118045921 (left)


Oddly enough, BMW appears to call it a window gasket...
http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...118045922.html
http://www.jakesweeneybmwparts.com/p...118045922.html


ECS calls it a front bumper grill

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51118045922/
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/51118045921/



It's number 11 in the diagram below-




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      10-10-2016, 05:21 PM   #4
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Great help from the people here; germ, you should familiarize yourself with realoem.com.
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      10-10-2016, 11:40 PM   #5
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Thanks 1and 1. Yep, that's the part. Now I need to see how I can install it and whether the part it attached to is also damaged...I will practice on the driver side.
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The grill is held on by tabs molded into the bumper, not sure if you can flex the bumper enough to work the grill off or not since it's right up against the ducting.

Pulling the bumper skin off the car only takes ~10 minutes and is stoopid easy to do.
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      10-23-2016, 12:37 AM   #7
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Today I replaced the grill. I removed the font bumper cover following the instructions from post #2 here:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476878

Which are accurate except he forgot that the alien covers have to be removed, too.

The whole process took over one hour but wasn't too difficult, except pulling out the tabs near the fender junction.

Once the bumper cover was off, replacing the grille was super easy.

It seems that the aliens are in place even if I don't have that option. I wonder if I can mod them to make them functional.
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