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Old 03-26-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Exclamation HELP! How to remove front bumper carrier?

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Does anyone know how to take it off?

Looking at the first picture and at number 4, which seems to go through number 2. What type of screw/bolt is it? And what do I use to take it off?

I need to take the carrier off for some minor repairs (accident). Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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There are two bolts holding that carrier on the frame of the car. You need E12 bit (female torx) to remove those two bolts
Bolts are going thru those two plastic things below the carrier
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #3
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There are two bolts holding that carrier on the frame of the car. You need E12 bit (female torx) to remove those two bolts
Bolts are going thru those two plastic things below the carrier
not entirely true, i use a deep-well socket, not sure on the size, i will check when i get home.

I have taken the front bumper off many times with it.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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A deep well socket definetly works, but it is designed for the E12 bit. You just have to loosten the two bolts you can see at the bottom of the bumper. They are the bolts that you can see with the Teflon around them.

Edit: they are bolt 4 in the diagram
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not entirely true, i use a deep-well socket, not sure on the size, i will check when i get home.

I have taken the front bumper off many times with it.
Again, the bolt is E12. Yes, deep well socket might work but put the wrong one on and you risk stripping the head of the bolt
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again, the bolt is e12. Yes, deep well socket might work but put the wrong one on and you risk stripping the head of the bolt
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Thanks for the help guys, really appreciate the quick response. I guess I'll find a E12 first and if I can't, I'll try and find a deep well socket to fit nicely.
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If you're switching to an M3 or Mtech bumper, you'll need at least a 12" socket extension to get the bolt back in.
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My car had factory Mtech-II.
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