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Old 04-27-2016, 03:40 PM
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How to remove bumper trim?

Hi everyone!

I want to remove my bumpers to paint them, but I am having trouble getting the trim off. Do you have any tips for how to do this without breaking them? Or is there a video anywhere?

I have read that I'm supposed to try to pry the pieces forward, but they really seem locked on tight. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 04-27-2016, 05:20 PM
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I use my pocket knife and a medium size flat head screw driver. I slowly work them out. It is best to remove the marker lights first.


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Old 04-27-2016, 05:51 PM
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Thanks.

Do you just pop it straight off the bumper? Or do you slide it in one direction or the other?

Do you start near the center? Or on the side sections?
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:13 PM
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I start at the end farthest away from the end of the bumper. I slowly pop out the finger like extensions that are holding the strip to the bumper.


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The seam on the left pictured end of part #2, at the center piece AKA part #9 (license plate section). Pop that out, and the end of the trim at the side marker light is keyed to slide forward.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=51_0610

If you look at the tabs on the piece, you should be able to see..
http://www.rmeuropean.com/Products/5...MFG9-V405.aspx
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