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#1 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 01:00 PM
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seriously retarded...

taking off the front bumper of my car was by far the easiest thing i've ever done to a car, so i figured it would be the same for the rear bumper...

i was trying to take it off and realized i don't see any mounting bolts.

wtf? how was it staying on? i have no idea?

so i began my first step of troubleshooting, i hit up google...well all they really had was stuff about an M5.

this was cool but it didn't really help. next i tried realoem.com, again no help.

has anyone done it?

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Never done it. But the Bentley manual says this:
1.working under bumper, remove screws or expansion rivets at corners and middle of of lower bumper panel. Pull panel backward, uncoupling it from bumper cover.

2.Remove bumper cover cover expansion rivets and screws inside left and right rear wheel wells.(insert ratchet through rear mount bores to remove mounting bolts..)

3.Remove left and right bumper bracket mounting bolts and remove bumper.

hopefully using realoem.com as an exploded view and these instructions will help.
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