Remove the front bumper with the help of an assistant. If you have the prefacelift cars with the 2 piece headlights that have a separate turn signal lens you can do this. Grab your Torx tool and have a look under the part where the bumper trim was. If I could im sure you could. The cover often at removal remains in shock absorber.
Depends on which style bumper you have, it may be necessary to remove the trim. After all is loosened and removed you may carefully remove the bumper. Set the bumper parallel to the body and tighten to 40 Nm. The parking sensor kit should come with wire nuts to tie the new wires to the power supply. Then get ready to get underneath the back bumper. Thanks all - I'll post tomorrow afternoon when I'm back in work to let you all know how I've done.
Then loosen the 3 little bolts in the front fender well where the seam is. Otherwise, remove the bumper and adjust height of bumper in the shock absorbers. Then repeat on the other side. Inside the wheel arches there are clips. Begin by removing the lower bumper strip this is obviously for the pre-facelift rear bumper. Remove the Turn Signal Lens. Carefully slide the bumper back and away from the vehicle easier with a friend and remember to place it on a soft surface, as to prevent damage to the finish! I have ordered a Haynes manual, very handy to have.
I did some research on the internet last night and found this guide: e46 Fanatics Coupe Front Bumper Removal - which seems simple enough, but I've got the sport bumpers on mine different to the ones pictured. These E46 exterior parts will make you the talk of the town. Knowing my luck though, I'll wake up to a healthy covering of the white stuff and the rest of the fix will go equally as well. Remove the bolts -2- -1- visor wheel arches. Insert the front wheel arches visors and fix their bolts. Each has a phillips screw that you need to undo. Time factor here is the main motivation for offering assistance.
Make sure the power supply to the sensors is turned off when you remove it so that you don't get shocked when taking out the wires. We can help you gain an upper hand. Recently had my rear bumper off. Use an 8mm socket or Torx 50 tool on the torque wrench to remove them. Hopefully they're simple answers and someone on here will be able to point me in the right direction?! Next you remove the clips on either side located inside the wheel arch by prying it open with the tip of the screwdriver. Though the bumper's only about 9.
. Grab your 10mm socket and rachet and undo the two bolts underneath the Guide Rail Piece. It will be dirty, so have a rag and soap near by. This power supply also powers the rear lights and should be what the previous parking sensor system used. Install everything in reverse to above and youre done. Feed the wires of the sensors through the holes in the car just as the previous wires were fed through, unless you're using a wireless system, in which case there are no wires to be fed to the control panel. Then get ready to get underneath the back bumper.
Now get a friend to push up and get the bumper where you want it. I'm at work at the moment, but due to the weather on the continent, there are no ferries expected here for ages so I've got plenty of time to keep on with my research! Imagine the looks we'll get at my carwash from all the clients. In this case the impact energy is seen through is inside an aluminum beam and two hydraulic shock absorber. After all is loosened and removed you may carefully remove the bumper. Picture Remove the extra bolt in front of the bottom. Hello, I've just and mentioned that I'm already experiencing some issues with my new car.
Depends on which style bumper you have, it may be necessary to remove the trim. I know you're on your phone and the pics aren't the best, but if you can see them looking at them, do you think that this would be repairable by simply removing the indicator to get access? Use the torx T50 to unscrew and remove these two bolts. My car was built December 2001 if that makes any difference at all? Be different with our styling. Nice - if I could fix it without taking the bumper off then all the better. I therefore have decided that my next steps tomorrow should be to remove both pieces and see if anything becomes any clearer. Again, here it might be simpler with a friend, each of you at one side, guiding the bumper onto the 3-track holder. On pre-2001 models, you'll have to remove one screw in addition to the clip.
Shock absorbers are attached to the two easily replaceable deformation elements, so-called shock boxes. Insert the bumper into the side rails and push back. I Accept Reject Parking sensors notify you with a beeping noise how far away you are from a wall or obstruction when you're parking, usually in reverse. Two nuts on the floor Fit the new part. My second problem was encountered when jacking the car up. The idea is to push the little black clip downwards and towards the car. If you need a bumper, we have exterior styling parts for that.
Slightly pull the bumper, unplug the connectors audio signals on the left and the right. What would we be without the internet? Hopefully it doesn't snow overnight. If that's the case, make sure the antenna is connected to the bumper according to the manufacturer's instructions. There are 2 two T50 torx bolts. If you need mirrors we have those too!.