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guberduber 01-13-2013 07:09 AM

Replacing Rear Bumper Cover? ('94 526i)
My rear bumper rubber/plastic cover or guard was sheered off. It looks like it is in tact but the rivets were sheered off. What it the trick in replacing the rivets? Does the actual bumper need to be removed? I fear that the rivets are installed from the inside of the bumper out to the bumper cover! The cover is cracked. My local mechanic wants $500 to repair this. Does this sound right? If I buy a new one online, can I install it myself (thus the rivet question).

paperplane94 01-13-2013 06:53 PM

Which is it?

Arkansas finest 09-14-2013 06:12 PM

ill chime in
i have the bumper cover issue, someone backed into me and cracked the entire thing, side to side its busted all to crap. i can see the metal under the plastic and it is untouched. the front driver side is cracked only at the very bottom around my fog lamp. i read its as easy as 123. im looking around.

Arkansas finest 09-15-2013 06:58 PM

Re: Replacing Rear Bumper Cover? ('94 526i)
Update. I got out there and got my bumpers off. It really is EASY! Getting the trim off is the hardest part. I started on the side trim (as it was busted in half) and found you simply slide it towards the rear and it seperates. The longer "runner" across the face of the bumper cover however, pops off with a flat head screw driver, exposing the main bolts. The side fins are secured to the car via plastic screws. Lift slightly and it will slide right off. I hope this is helpful! :)

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E34ZombieHunter 09-15-2013 07:09 PM

Glad you got it off. Should have asked about getting it off if you needed.
Just to be clear this is the correct way
Remove the two side markers, push the trim toward the rear and pull off, then just pull the long rear section and it will release. There are two plastic guides, they turn 90* and come out. Remove the four nuts and slide the bumper off.
The big question, did you get the new one on?

E34ZombieHunter 09-15-2013 07:11 PM

The front is EXACTLY the same, with two additions, you need to disconnect the fogs, and ambient temp sensor.

Arkansas finest 09-15-2013 07:39 PM

I forgot about the side lights, cause mine are both missing! Haha! And I actually took all plastic off the metal bumper and put that on temporary. till I get new ones. thanks for the corection bros! :) ps. I did some reading before I started. :)

Arkansas finest 09-16-2013 05:48 PM

Re: Replacing Rear Bumper Cover? ('94 526i)
Update. I did some searching today at ALL my local yards. Not one BMW to be found. Aside from a partially flattened 2007. looks like I will be looking elsewhere. :(

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