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Old 12-09-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Is this an easy clip fix?

So this is a picture of my rear drivers side of my e46 . When I bought the car it was like that. Do I just need to go buy a new clip and pop this guy back in?

Oh and if you guys haven't figured out, that white splotch is snow
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #2
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It's easy fix. Take out the wheel and look inside.
You will see a metal clip held by a nut and bolt.
Loosen them and take out the clip.
The clip is bent/deformed.

Bend it back and install it properly, forcing the bumper back to position.
Then that's it.

If the clip is too soft. U will need to get creative.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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The clip clamps the bumper lip and the body tight together
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:00 AM   #4
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Oh I see. So its pretty simple fix then. I hope the clip isn't soft lol.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #5
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If, if you need replace the bumper guide the entire bumper will have to removed off the car or slid back far enough to replace that part which doesn't cost a lot anyways.
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