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Old 05-10-2017, 07:43 AM
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X3 2015 Rear Bumper Trim fixings

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I stupidly reversed into a low wall and just managed to push the lower rear bumper trim in at the RHS.
How do I get the little black clips out so I can bend it out and push it back?
I hate these push in clips, they're impossible to get out without breaking! Why can't they use something you can take out by say twisting 90degrees?

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Old 05-10-2017, 06:10 PM
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Hi

I stupidly reversed into a low wall and just managed to push the lower rear bumper trim in at the RHS.
How do I get the little black clips out so I can bend it out and push it back?
I hate these push in clips, they're impossible to get out without breaking! Why can't they use something you can take out by say twisting 90degrees?
What are you talking about? Does "at the RHS" mean on the right hand side or what? What clips? Where?
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:20 PM
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:02 AM
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thanks a lot everyone. I've sorted it. 2 x bolts, used a 8mm Socket to remove those and just one black clip. Very carefully eased it out with a thin screwdriver and strong round pallette knife. I could then bend and ease the trim back into its clips then reattached the bolts and pushed the plastic clip back in. Almost good as new, just a scratch which should polish out.
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