Originally Posted by QcMarque
No worries on the delay, it's all good.
Now when you say "one side of the kidney grill" you mean the chrome part yes? Because the black portion of the kidneys on my car is one piece (which, due to fading from the sun, will be replaced with a new one)
From what the parts guy said.....I understood it to be that the kidney grill came in 2 parts.
One kidney came with 3 clips to fasten the "one side of the kidney grill" in. The other part, was the other side of the kidney and it came with 3 clips. Altogether there were 6 clips, like you said.
I asked if you can purchase the clips individually, but the parts guy said that you have to buy the whole "side", left or right side depending on which kidney you want replaced.
Hope that helps. Maybe, you are best trying to find a parts place online and just trying to find the clips individually. But, if you are going to replace on side, which would be cheaper, then you might want to consider the dealership. I think it would around $50-$60 because it is a rare and older model. The model he based it off was an e23 735i, which I don't think there are major differences.