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Welcome to our BMW E90 technical articles section!  We've created a vast collection of useful articles to help you repair many items on your BMW.  Save money by avoiding your mechanic and perform the repairs using the information we've provided here.  Can't find what you're looking for?  Check out our Technical Article Directory, or hop over to our BMW E90 Forum and ask your question to the thousands of members who post messages there every day!

BMW E90 3-Series Basic Maintenance Articles (8)
Changing Your Motor Oil and Filter
Whether you follow BMW's recommended interval or like to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Use this tech article to learn how to do the most common task to do on your E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Jacking Up Your 3-Series BMW
Most common tasks need the car to be jacked up in the air. But where should you place the jack, and what is the safest method of lifting it? It's all answered here!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Drive Belt
Worn drive belts. Here's some short instructions on this very basic of maintenance tasks.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Engine Air Filter Replacement
New to working on your car? Not sure where the air filter is? Check out this simple article!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Battery Connection Notes and Replacement
New to working on your car? Not sure where the battery is or how it's connected? Check out this simple article explaining all that and more!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Cabin Microfilter Replacement
Changing the cabin air filter is literally a snap with our handy replacement guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Engine Splash Shield and Plate Replacement
Need access to the bottom of your engine? You're going to have to remove the engine splash shields first. Here's some short instructions on removing the engine splash shield.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Condition Based Service Explained
BMW updated the way they determine when your BMW requires service. This helpful article will explain how and when to service as well as how to reset your maintenance due indicator.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Engine Articles (12)
Removing the Engine Cover
Need help removing the engine cover? Find the answers in here!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
VANOS Solenoid Replacement
Rough running engine? Your VANOS actuator may be to blame. Use these steps to replace your VANOS actuator.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Spark Plugs and Coils
Spark plugs are an important part of your engine - make sure that they are replaced every 60,000 miles or so, to keep your ignition system running smoothly.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Old, worn out oxygen sensors can cause poor mileage, low power and a variety of fuel injection problems. Learn to replace them today with our article
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Starter
Now that you've determined that the starter is bad, learn how to replace it without electrocuting yourself by reading this article here.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Crankcase Breather Valve Replacement
Breather valve starting to give you trouble? Replace it with this guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013)
Engine Mount Replacement
Engine mounts will wear out over time. If yours are loose or leaking, then that's a clear sign that they need to replaced.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Oil Condition Sensor
Oil level in your dash no longer accurate? Swap that pesky sensor out in no time!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Valve Cover Seal Replacement
Got a small oil leak coming from the valve cover or spark plug tubes? Here's how to fix the leak.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Alternator Replacement
Charging system warning light on? Dead battery? Use this tech article to replace you faulty alternator.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Cylinder Head Bolt Testing
E90 models have trouble with cylinder head bolts breaking. This tech article explains what to look for and what is involved in repairing the broken head bolts.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW Non-Reusable Fasteners
BMW E90 engines have many fasteners that cannot be reused. In this tech article I will explain why and what to look for when working on your E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Oil Filter Housing Gasket Replacement
If you have oil leak that looks like your oil pan, check to see if the oil filter stand is leaking first. This common leak is tricky to diagnose. Good news, we'll show you how to replace in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Brake Maintenance & Repair Articles (8)
Replacing Your Brake Pads
Brake pad sensor light on? It might be time to replace those pads. You're in luck, we have the steps laid out for you in this easy to follow tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Brake Rotors
Learn how to replace your brake rotors with this article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Brake Rotor Specification Checking
This tech article gives you all the specifications on your brake rotors.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Brake Calipers
If your car won't start, that's not good. If your car won't stop, that's really bad.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
ABS Sensor Replacement
ABS warning light on? Check your fault codes first using a BMW scan tool. If you have a fault for a wheel speed sensor, use this tech article to learn how to replace quickly and easily.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Parking Brake Shoes Replacement
Parking brake noisy or grinding coming from the rear brakes? Here we describe how to replace your parking brake shoes on an E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Adjusting Your Parking Brake
Adjusting Your Parking Brake
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Brake Ducts
Learn how to replace your brake duct with this technical article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Suspension Articles (14)
Front Strut Replacement
Learn how to test and replace the front struts and coil springs on your E90 BMW.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Rear Shocks
Replacement of your rear shocks is one of the most common procedures for your E90. See these instructions for complete details on the replacement process.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Tire Pressure Monitoring
Tire pressure warning light on? This tech article explains how the system works and how to reset it.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Power Steering Reservoir Replacement
Leaky power steering hoses or reservoir? This easy to follow tech article shows you how to replace the reservoir and associated hoses.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Power Steering Pump Replacement
If you've replaced your reservoir and the groaning noise continues you'll probably have to replace the pump as well. We'll show you how in this article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Front Control Arm Replacement
Are your front tires wearing uneven? Use this tech article to learn how to inspect and replace the front control arms on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Front Wheel Bearing (RWD) Replacement
Noisy front wheel bearing? Use this article to learn how to replace the front wheel bearing on your rear wheel drive BMW E90. A much easier repair than on older 3-Series models.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Ball Joint Replacement
Are your rear tires wearing uneven? Use this tech article to learn how to inspect and replace the rear ball joint on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Tie Rod End Replacement
Are your front tires wearing uneven? Use this tech article to learn how to inspect and replace the tie rod ends on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Rear Spring Coils
Replacement of your rear springs is one of the most common procedures for your E90. See these instructions for complete details on the replacement process.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Traction Strut Replacement
Are your rear tires wearing uneven? Use this tech article to learn how to inspect and replace the rear traction strut on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Upper Control Arm Replacement
Are your rear tires wearing uneven? Use this tech article to learn how to inspect and replace the rear control arm on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
How to Replace Your Rear Wheel Carrier Bushing
Time to freshen up your rear suspension? Here we go over how to replace the rear wheel bearing carrier bushing.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
How to Replace Your Rear Stabilizer Links
The rear stabilizer bar end links on BMW E90 models get noisy and even pop apart under pressure from the suspension. We'll show you how to replace them in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Fuel Injection Articles (17)
VANOS Solenoid Replacement
Rough running engine? Your VANOS actuator may be to blame. Use these steps to replace your VANOS actuator.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Mass Air Flow Sensor Replacement
Changing the E90 MAF sensor is literally a snap with our handy replacement guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Oxygen Sensor Replacement
Old, worn out oxygen sensors can cause poor mileage, low power and a variety of fuel injection problems. Learn to replace them today with our article
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Camshaft Sensor Replacement
A bad cam sensor can cause reduced engine power and a check engine light. Here's how to change it out in under 10 minutes.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Camshaft Sensor Testing
Camshaft position sensor codes? Use this easy to follow tech article to see how to test the sensors before replacing them.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Crankshaft Sensor Replacement
Crankshaft sensor fault code or an engine that won't start. We'll show you how to replace your crank sensor in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Fuel Injectors Replacement
Dirty or leaking fuel injectors? Fault codes being set? Use this tech article to see how to replace the fuel injectors on your BMW E90
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Fuel Pump Replacement
Use this tech article to see how to test the fuel pump on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Fuel Pump Testing
Need to test your fuel pump? See how in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Knock Sensor Replacement
This easy to follow tech article shows you how to test and replace you engine knock sensors.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Eccentric Shaft Position Sensor Replacement
This sensor monitors the position of the eccentric camshaft. It can be a trouble area for oil leaks. See what's involved in replacing it with this easy to follow article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Diesel Fuel Filter Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the diesel engine fuel filter and fuel filter heater on BMW E90 models with a diesel engine.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Time to replace your intake manifold gasket? It's easier than you think…Don't believe us? Read on!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Throttle Housing Replacement
Need to remove your throttle housing? We makes it easy with his detailed guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Valvetronic Motor Replacement
Do you have an oil leak at the center of your valve cover? It may be the Valvetronic motor gasket. The Valvetronic system on your BMW allows BMW to adjust intake valve lift. This article shows you how to remove and replace it as well as remedy oil leaks from the Valvetronic motor gasket
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Charcoal Canister Replacement
EVAP fault codes? This tech article shows you how to replace your charcoal canister and DMTL pump.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Engine Temperature Sensor Replacement
This tech article shows you how to replace the coolant temperature and engine oil pressure sensors
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Cooling System Articles (8)
Flushing Your Coolant
Check it out - More than you ever wanted to know about your cooling system, why you need to maintain it regularly, and how to change that pesky coolant.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Coolant Expansion Tank Replacement
These coolant tanks are well known to crack and leak. Replacement is a snap and takes less than 30 minutes.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Thermostat Replacement
Is your thermostat setting fault codes? Then use this tech article to see how to replace it.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Cooling System Leak Test
Leaky cooling system? Use this tech article to perform a leak test on your engine.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Radiator Replacement
Leaky radiator? We'll walk you through the steps in this easy to follow tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Coolant Pump Replacement
Bad or leaking coolant pump? We'll show you how to replace it in this tech article
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Radiator Outlet Temperature Sensor Replacement
Coolant leak from your lower radiator hose? It might be the radiator outlet temperature sensor. Replace your radiator outlet temperature sensor quickly with this guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Cooling Fan Replacement
Is your cooling fan making funny noises? Swap it out with this article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Transmission Articles (5)    Jump to Axles, Differentials and Driveshafts
Automatic Trans Fluid Replacement
Time to service your automatic transmission fluid. Use this tech article to see how.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Manual Transmission Fluid Flush
One of the easiest tasks to perform on your E90 is to change the transmission fluid, but just in case you need a bit of guidance, be sure to read this article first.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Clutch Replacement
Slipping or grinding gears, clutch not working? This tech article shows you how to replace the clutch on your manual transmission equipped E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Transmission Mount Replacement
Vibration or noise when shifting? This tech article shows you how to replace your transmission mounts.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Leaky manual transmission? This tech article shows you how to replace the out put shaft seal in easy to follow steps.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Axles, Differentials and Driveshafts (7)
Replacing Your Flex Disc
These flex discs crack and fail all the time. The good news is that replacement is relatively easy! Check out this article for detailed instructions on this procedure.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Differential Fluid Replacement
One of the easiest tasks to perform on your BMW E90 is to change the differential oil, but just in case you need a bit of guidance, be sure to read this article first.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Drive Axle Replacement
Torn axle boot? Noisy or vibration in your rear axle? Use this tech article to help you replace your rear axle.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Driveshaft Bearing Replacement
Noisy or rough driveshaft? Use this tech article to see how to replace the driveshaft center bearing.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Output Shaft Seal Replacement
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Selector Shaft Seal Replacement
Leaky transmission selector shaft? See how to replace it in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Transfer Case Fluid Replacement
BMW's All-Wheel-Drive models should have the transfer case fluid checked and serviced to prolong the life of your transfer case. This tech article shows you how.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Electrial System Articles (9)
Reading Fault Codes
This tech article explains how to check fault codes on your E90. With the system layout and process changing with newer vehicles, be sure to stay up to date.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Radio IHKA Panel Replacement
Use this tech article to see how to replace your radio or IHKA control panel.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Exterior Lights Replacement
Is there a warning light on your dashboard telling you a rear light is out? Use this tech article to learn how to replace the bulbs and lenses on the rear of your BMW E90
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Wiper Motor & Component Replacement
Use this tech article to learn how to replace your wiper motor.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Blower Motor Final Stage Replacement
Noisy or malfunctioning blower motor? Learn how to replace your blower motor with this article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Brake Light Clutch Switch Replacement
If your brake switch is faulty, use this tech article to see how to replace it.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Remote Key Slot Replacement
Remote key not staying in the slot? Use this tech article to replace it!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Reverse Light Switch Replacement
Reverse lights not working? This tech article shows you how to replace the reverse light switch on your manual transmission.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Steering Column Switch Replacement
Bad turn signal switch? Use this tech article to replace it.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
BMW E90 3-Series Body Articles (14)   Jump to Interior Articles
Removing Your Front Bumper
In order to access the front end on the E90, you need to remove the front bumper. Here's how you do it.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Removing Your Rear Bumper
Bumper cover full of license plate screw marks from people parking too close? Use this tech article to learn how to remove and replace the rear bumper and rear bumper support on your E90 BMW.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Hood Grille Replacement
BMWs are known for their kidney grills. E90 models are known for their kidney grill mounting tabs failing. In this tech article we show you to replace the front grilles in your E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Front Exterior Light Bulbs Replacement
Is there a warning light on your dashboard telling you a front light is out? Use this tech article to learn how to replace the bulbs and lenses on the front of your BMW E90
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
How to Remove Your Headlights
Over time headlight covers become yellow and dull. In this tech article we will show you how to remove and replace the headlight lenses on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Door Handle Replacement
Problems with your door handle? Loose or broken, follow these steps to learn how to replace the exterior door handle on your BMW E90
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Exterior Mirror Replacement
Malfunctioning folding mirror? Dull mirror glass? This tech article will show you how to replace the exterior mirror glass as well as the complete mirror.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Wheel Well Liner Replacement
Broken plastic wheel well liner? Or maybe you want easier access to your headlight bulbs. Use this easy to follow tech article on how to remove and replace the wheel well liner on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Replacing Your Rear Tail Lights
Don't get pulled over for this silly reason. Fix this one today!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Rear Muffler Replacement
Is your E90 muffler rusting into oblivion? Maybe you want to install an aftermarket performance muffler. Replace it by following this guide.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Removing Your Exhaust System
Here we describe how to remove your exhaust system on an E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013)
Door Latch Replacement
Power door lock actuator problem? Door latch sticking? Follow along while we show you how to replace the door latch on your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Hood Release Cable Replacement
Hood won't open? This tech article shows you how to replace the hood release cables.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Hood Trunk Strut Replacement
Does your hood or trunk lid close when you want it to stay open? Use this tech article to learn how to replace the suspension struts on your hood or trunk lid.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
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Removing Your Interior Door Panels
There are quite a few projects that reside behind your door panel. Figure out how to take them off the right way
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Center Console Removal
Learn how to remove the center console on your BMW E90 with this easy to follow tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Front Window Regulator Replacement
Power window problems, time for a new window regulator, or need to replace the glass in your E90? Well it’s all covered in this tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Gear Shift Boot Replacement
Time to freshen up and replace a dry rotted shift boot. This tech article goes over what is involved and walks you through the process.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Seat Removal
Need to remove the seats in your BMW E90? This article shows you how.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Seat Switch Replacement
Replace your broken seat switches with this easy to follow tech article.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Glove Box Removal
Need access to the interior relay and fuse panel? Or just want to mount an accessory in your glove box? This tech article will show you how to remove and replace your glove box.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Dashboard Switch Hazard Headlight Replacement
In this tech article, we show you how to replace all the electronic switches located in the dashboard of your BMW E90.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Interior Pillar Trim Replacement
Has your trim seen better days? Learn how to replace it following this guide here!
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Steering Wheel Replacement
Want to remove the steering wheel on your BMW E90. This tech article will show you how.
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)
Clutch Switch and Pedal Bushing Replacement
Applies to: 325i (2006-2013), 325Xi (2006-2013), 330i (2007-2013), 330xi (2006), 328i (2007-2013), 335i (2006-2013)

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