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Old 02-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

How do I remove the slits from the front bumper? Trying to get my ebay lip on.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:19 AM   #4
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if its the plastic "inserts" you are talking about they just yank out in 02+ older ones not sure.... just pull them hard they will pop off
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the,middle part is linked in with the bumper

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having the same problem here the middle slits seem to not want to come out. Did you ever get this figured out or are we in the same boat?
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I am planning on removing the bumper tonight and see if I can get the them from back of bumper, use doublesided tape to put bumper on.
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good thing i joined a car forum so people can help and so far it doesnt seem like anybody is willing to help anybody here.
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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

1) don't bitch. It makes people want to help you LESS.

2) SEARCH.

3) I found this using search. http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=41

Since you neglected to give information about your car, that is for a sedan. You need to pull the T-50 bolts completely out. Something else I found searching.

Also, you can go lay on the ground in front of your car, look for screws, clips, slots, etc. Its what people did before forums.

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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

Also, BMWs are "kwel", you have 8 posts. Maybe you haven't been on the internet long, but in 3 hours in the middle of a work day, your probably won't get many responses.

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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

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Also, you can go lay on the ground in front of your car, look for screws, clips, slots, etc. Its what people did before forums.

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I did this myself and could not figure out how to remove slits without removing bumper, now resigned to remove bumper to get this done. I was able to remove a couple parts but that's it. Removing tonight if i have time

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Sorry man just been extremely stressed out lately my dad crashed the racecar and ive been trying to fix his car on top of getting my lip on. Thank you for your help i appreciate it more than you can imagine.
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Why is there always a tool I dont have for every time I'm working on something, how often am I going to use a t-50 socket drive, ughhhhh.
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If you have any deepwell sockets i forget what size but it works great. Be careful if you have hids and somebody mounted the ballasts on the front bumper i snapped a bunch of wires and now this turned into a mess.
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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

Size 10 metric did the trick, its loose but not off

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So finally got all the slits off by taking the whole bumper off. Broke a bunch of wires to my HIDs while doing it. But the slits are out now, how are you going to mount your lip? Just through bolt it where you cant see it?
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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

3m double sided tape to hold in place then bolt, like you said.

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Re: Front Bumper Slits in the "grill" areas

Took bumper off, not bad, ill take pics when I'm done.

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