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Old 09-27-2013, 04:45 PM
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Mein Auto: 94 BMW 740I
DIY: BMW E23 Front Bumper Removal (Video Tutorial)

Video tutorial on how to remove the front American spec larger front bumper (non Euro spec) on a BMW E23. This particular video was done on a 1984 BMW 733i.

-first start by removing your front license plate and then the metal bracket in behind the license plate which are held on with 2 Phillips screws
-remove the 4 plastic clips on the center rubber piece around the license plate area, then pull straight out
-remove the black rubber strips on the front of the bumper to access the bolts in behind to remove the aluminum bumper assembly
-there are 2 19mm nuts in behind the rubber trim
-once those 19mm nuts are removes, the aluminum bumper assembly pulls straight off
-next remove the parking lights to gain access to the bolts in behind for the plastic bumper cover (parking light removal video - )
-remove the 9 10mm bolts from the vehicle
-once all the bolts are removed, pull the bumper cover off to the end of the bumper shocks and disconnect the temperature sensor on the driver's side
-the bumper can now be fully removed the vehicle
-the orange bumper reflectors can be removed by depressing the tabs on the inside of the bumper directly behind the reflectors
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