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Old 06-10-2014, 09:58 AM
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How Do the Rear Reflectors Attach to the Rear Bumper?

Anyone know how our rear reflectors attach to our rear bumpers?

Are they glued on or screwed on?

And if screwed on, does the bumper have to be removed for access?

Thanks!

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I'm guessing glue. The dead pedal is also attached with glue. Took me forever to figure out how to remove it. YANK!
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I looked at the RealOEM website and it appears that they may be attached with tape on the back of the reflector. Once removed the tape may not work again and they may need to be replaced.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...63&hg=51&fg=17
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How Do the Rear Reflectors Attach to the Rear Bumper?

On the M bumper, clips, not glue. Click image for larger version

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Oh; wow; interesting; thanks!

Probably same on regular bumper too!

Any idea if they can be removed without accessing the rear?

Nice watch band, btw...
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Fishing line. I changed the reflectors on my prior E60.
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Oh; wow; interesting; thanks!

Probably same on regular bumper too!

Any idea if they can be removed without accessing the rear?

Nice watch band, btw...
There is a tool that looks like a flat scraper made out of plastic. You just nudge in there from one side and it generally pops out. You can also try with a flat head screw driver with some protective cloth around it.
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Interesting; Thanks Gentlemen; All great suggestions!
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You can also try with a flat head screw driver with some protective cloth around it.
Be careful with that approach. I used it. And no matter how carefully I tried, I couldn't avoid slight indentations in the bumper due to the force required to pop them out on my E60. The fishing line approach that other recommend would avoid this. The reflectors are quite deep into the bumper.

Also expect that you may brake some of the clips during extraction.
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Be careful with that approach. I used it. And no matter how carefully I tried, I couldn't avoid slight indentations in the bumper due to the force required to pop them out on my E60. The fishing line approach that other recommend would avoid this. The reflectors are quite deep into the bumper.
Thank you sir!

Hope not to break any clips!
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On the M bumper, clips, not glue. Attachment 445296Attachment 445297


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Oh; wow; interesting; thanks!

Probably same on regular bumper too!

Any idea if they can be removed without accessing the rear?

Nice watch band, btw...
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