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Old 03-06-2010, 05:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to remove 1997 318iC front bumper?

Someone backed into my daughter's 1997 318iC. Because of our insurance deductible, I am trying to determine if I have the skill to change the nose panel, I bought, which requires that I remove the bumper. I have reviewed the exploded views for the car at bmwfans.org, and am tempted to get started, but I request a step by step guide if someone has it. Plus any opinions on the level of competence required to change the nose panel, because the last thing I want is to mess it up, or get it done half way, and then have to carry a bunch of parts to a body shop to finish the job....
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Download the Bentley service manual
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-s...pdf-67601.html

It is about a 94mb file, but worth every bit of it ... it's 600+ pages dealing with every repair you can imagine on our cars.

The stuff you need is in section 510. Hope that helps. Welcome to werkz btw.
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Download the Bentley service manual
http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/3-s...pdf-67601.html

It is about a 94mb file, but worth every bit of it ... it's 600+ pages dealing with every repair you can imagine on our cars.

The stuff you need is in section 510. Hope that helps. Welcome to werkz btw.
Thank you. I feel confident I ca do the job. TC
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