Greetings to all from a finally dry Northern California...
A few weeks ago, the front left, plastic wheel liner on my 2003 M5 was damaged by something I hit while on the highway. This is not the large liner, but the front piece that attaches with three screws to the large liner and about 4 bolts on the underside of the vehicle.
Anyway, went to dealer to order a replacement front liner. Dealer asked me if it was equipped with the air ducts that feed front brakes. It was not, but dealer indicated it was not a big problem to add the ducts to a set of liners that were configured to accept them. So, ended up buying replacement front liners for both sides of the vehicle that would accept the air ducts, plus of course the two air ducts.
Started pulling the old front ducts off vehicle today and honestly cannot figure out where the air ducts go (doh!). I thought that there was a blanked out area near the fog lights (where dealer said to look), and of course, this does not appear to be the right place. Found another plate, or at least something that appears to be a removeable plate, behind the lower mesh grille, but immediately behind that is an aluminum air box that leads to the brakes. Needless to say at this point I am a bit confused (so what else is new?)
Anyway, I am hoping that one of you kind folks has perhaps gone down this path before and can provide some guidance.
Thanks for the help.