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E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:54 PM
Pileaksun Pileaksun is offline
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How do you take off the z4 bumper on a 2003 thx

My bumper is like kind of popped out I know this is an amateur question but how do you take off the bumper and what tools would I need thx ***128556;***128556;
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:53 AM
Vladi Vladi is offline
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Here it is for the M-version. The non-M must be the same:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=719154

You should not forget to unscrew the bumper from the under-engine cover (8 screws if I remember correctly) - this procedure is not described in the post but is very straight-forward. Just look under the bumper and you'll see the screws.

Don't forget to recover the expansion rivets' pins once you remove the bumper. Have already lost 2 of them... Be very careful when pulling the bumper in order to detach it from the wing - make sure you are pulling ONLY the bumper and not bumper + the bracket that attaches it to the wing. If you break the bracket, you must replace it with a new one. The problem is that the broken one CAN NOT be removed without breaking it. Another idiotic engineering "solution" from BMW... Of course, breaking it without damaging at least the paint of the wing is close to art...

Don't be scared, the bumper removal is easy (have done it at least 10 times so far) but you need to be careful.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:59 AM
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Oh, one more thing! On mounting the bumper back, pay extra attention to the hoses of the headlamp washers (if you have ones). Those are EXTREMELY prone to pinching.
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