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EVO_S4's Avatar DIY front bumper removal
EVO_S4
04-07-2006
instruction by E90fleet (slightly modify by me)and pics by Evo_S4(me)
1) Remove 4 screws on top of bumper ( under hood, above kidney grills)(pics 1)
2) Remove 2 screws in each wheelsarch, and clip bumper trim away from wheelarch trim(pics 2)
3) Release about 7 Screws on bottom...
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By Explorer3253 on 10-13-2006, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by YuBimmer
Quick question for those who have Cold Weather Package, is there anything special that needs to be done in order to get the bumper off because of the headlight washers?

when i took mine off i just pulled at the headlight washer cover..it comes up but has alot of resistance...and then unclipped the cover and then removed bumper...putting it on was just as much fun (be prepared for MAJOR pinched fingers) you pull the thing back out which is a pain in the butt and then clip it back on
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  #23  
By s4iscool on 02-28-2007, 03:41 PM
just used this DIY, thank you VERY much. It was much more simple than any other bumper ive done in the past.
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  #24  
By s4iscool on 02-28-2007, 03:45 PM
btw, this is the DIY that should be listed in the DIY list.
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  #25  
By shadowcoder on 02-28-2007, 04:42 PM
Actually this DIY is incomplete. It has no mention of the screws inside the
wheelarch after you do the outside ones.
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  #26  
By s4iscool on 03-02-2007, 12:04 AM
i thought thats what the blurry pic was. It was clear to me once i pulled the fender lining back...but you are right, that pic can be more clear...but its not hard to figure out
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  #27  
By wuufer001 on 04-07-2007, 11:34 AM
so the lines on the fog lamp bulbs are stuck to the car and the fog lamp lenses are stuck to the bumper?
which means when you remove the bumper the fog lamp bulbs are stuck to the electric lines and hanging?
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  #28  
By E90330iS on 08-06-2007, 04:08 PM
same question here!
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  #29  
By shadowcoder on 08-06-2007, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by wuufer001 View Post
so the lines on the fog lamp bulbs are stuck to the car and the fog lamp lenses are stuck to the bumper?
which means when you remove the bumper the fog lamp bulbs are stuck to the electric lines and hanging?
Yes to both questions. However there is enough cable to allow you to unscrew
the fogs from them bumper should you wish to do so without removing the bulb
from them.
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  #30  
By a.l.e.x. on 08-06-2007, 10:44 PM
WOW
i was just looking for this DIY
all i had to do was click on the DIY section and this was like the third thread down
THANKS
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  #31  
By E90330iS on 08-06-2007, 11:02 PM
But did you do it yet?
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  #32  
By a.l.e.x. on 08-11-2007, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by E90330iS View Post
But did you do it yet?
me??
nah, i'm gonna take mine off tomorrow
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  #33  
By stressdoc on 08-12-2007, 11:00 AM
Is this is all one needs to do to install the M-sport bumper? Any tricks with fogs for that?
Thanks!
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  #34  
By s4iscool on 08-12-2007, 01:10 PM
according to ksfrogman install, the front fogs plug need a little fiddling to plug into the factory wiring. aside from that, the front is easier than the rear.
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  #35  
By E90330iS on 08-18-2007, 04:28 PM
Just did the install with friends today. The DIY helps but the wheel arch is definitely the most confusing part.
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  #36  
By **335i** on 01-10-2009, 03:57 AM
nice DIY, wonder maybe its also possible to instal m3 replica front bumper
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  #37  
By rambalu80 on 11-13-2009, 03:10 PM
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For those who completed this, how much time did it take from start to end?
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  #38  
By ElegantSpoon on 11-21-2009, 09:27 AM
Just wanted to say thank you for making this guide! You are exactly right and made my headlight change a million times easier!

Its taken me about 2 hours from start to finish to change the headlights which isn't bad I think. The people worried about the second picture don't because its obvious when you do it where those small screws are.

Again a big thanx for this!!!
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By lkevinl on 03-28-2010, 01:39 PM
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I feel step 2 needs to be expanded to two steps.

There are two screws to release the wheel well arch trim. It then needs to be folding back so you can access two screws underneath near the top that hold the bumper to the metal side panel. These are the screws that pic 2 is showing.

This space is cramped but with a short, straight socket driver, you can get in there to undo these two screws that are hidden by the wheel well arch trim. I couldn't use a ratchet because there was not enough space.

Incidentally, I was just replacing the plastic diamond mesh under the kidney bean grill, so I only needed to release one side, didn't have to take the entire bumper off. Releasing one side allowed me to slip the piece out from the bottom.

Good luck!
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  #40  
By carve on 04-15-2010, 08:03 AM
So, how long does this take (particularly if you have headlight sprayers and fog lights)?
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By neuronpetkowski on 10-04-2010, 11:14 PM
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no one answered if this is what needs to be done to install the M3 rep front bumper. would rather do it myself than have the shop charge me for installation as well.

anyone assist, also with some advice on the fog installation?

thanks guys!
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  #42  
By E90jonno on 01-04-2011, 10:19 AM
Awesome!
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  #43  
By LinxuS on 08-05-2011, 05:49 PM
Just removed and put my front bumper back on, but ran into a problem.

The two big metal screw inside the wheel wells that are a strong support for the bumper were stripped. They came out fine, but I tried to screw them back in, and now it just spins... did not even put that much pressure on it at all...

any tips on how to fix it? maybe a bigger screw?
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