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      04-07-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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DIY front bumper removal

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 of bumper from underneath(pics3 and 4)
4) Remove bumper by uncliping each side and then pulling bumper forward(no pics)(5th pics is with bumper off)
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      04-08-2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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Thanks for the pictures
Is there any way to get a clearer view of pic#2?
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      04-08-2006, 02:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for the pictures
Is there any way to get a clearer view of pic#2?
pic 2 is the inside upper bumper corner. to get access of this remove the 2 bolts near the edge of the bumper and fold the fender well cover back to see it.
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ok im going to attempt this meself tommorow so I can install my xenons!
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Just for clarification...

You should twist out the fog light bulbs before removing the bumper. Be careful not to touch the bulbs though...
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Just for clarification...

You should twist out the fog light bulbs before removing the bumper. Be careful not to touch the bulbs though...
HMM are u installing something special??
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Are those xenon headlight or adaptive headlight?
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Are those xenon headlight or adaptive headlight?
xenons come in adaptive or non-adaptive......so yes your question answers itself i guess! apative headlight are xenons just means they turn when u turn the wheel!
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HMM are u installing something special??

adaptive euro's going on today
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adaptive euro's going on today
If all goes well, that is ...
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Bumper removal problem

have a problem...how do i get the screw inside the fender well that holds the top side of the bumper on??...theres a screw under the fender liner thats holds the bumper no room for your hand:mad:
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have a problem...how do i get the screw inside the fender well that holds the top side of the bumper on??...theres a screw under the fender liner thats holds the bumper no room for your hand:mad:

jack the car up...
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jack the car up...
Got it...next ?? my us halogens have a reflector on the bulb the euros don't ...do i need this can i take it off the us and install on the euros???
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the orange reflector is us DOT requirement, but i know a bunch ofpeople have teh euro clears. I believe a fartsy, got-nothing-better-to-do cop could give you a ticket for losing the orange reflector....
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the orange reflector is us DOT requirement, but i know a bunch ofpeople have teh euro clears. I believe a fartsy, got-nothing-better-to-do cop could give you a ticket for losing the orange reflector....
HIghtly doubt they would even notice and if they did say something open the hood and bam OEM Part #s right on the headlights! NO TICKET!
all u have to say is they came with the car!
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Can anyone tell me the exact tools I need to remove the bumper and headlights? I don't have any tools myself, so my friend is going to help me and he needs to know what is needed. Thanks in advance!
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HIghtly doubt they would even notice and if they did say something open the hood and bam OEM Part #s right on the headlights! NO TICKET!
all u have to say is they came with the car!

I got stopped for speeding two weeks ago. The officer noticed I didnt have my front plate on, but said nothing about my euro's...
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Can anyone tell me the exact tools I need to remove the bumper and headlights? I don't have any tools myself, so my friend is going to help me and he needs to know what is needed. Thanks in advance!

metric socket set, torx drivers (I believe it was either a 23 or 25 that we used). That should be about it. Those screws on the inside of the wheel well that hold the fender on are a bitch to get off... atleast it was for me and my fat hands
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Thanks, AJ.
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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?
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How easy is it for this to be done? Does the car have to be jacked up, or is it possible to do it from the ground?
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