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    Hi,

    Have recently noticed when I parked my car next to another coupe that where the rear bumper meets the rear arches the bumper is sitting about 4-5mm lower than it should.

    I've looked at the bracket (at least I think thats what it is) which is attached inside the wheel arch and it would appear the bumper has come off this and the little ledge for the bumper to sit on is now visible.

    As the text of this message will portray I am no DIY expert but does anyone know how to fix this?

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    The bumper is secured to the arch of the car with a screw with a 7mm bolt head IIRC.

    To access the screw you will need to pull back the plastic arch lining, don't be surprised if there isn't one there. If there is one present then give the bumper a little push in the right direction and tweak up the bolt head
     
     

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    Cheers mate, when I was changing my rear wheels i did see what looked like a bracket attached to the inside of the wheel arch with a small lip which looked like it gripped the under side of the top of the bumper, this bracket looks like it could maybe slide upwards to grip the bumper but I don't want to loosen it and cause more problems!

    Is this the part you are talking about? If so I take it I just loosen the bracket then push it back into place and tighten up?

    Sorry if I sound dense but I want to do it right!


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    Can you take a picture of the bracket and then we can tell you if you have the right part?
     
     

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    It almost sounds as though the bumper has been removed and not clipped into the side runners correctly. Like Ronnie says, more pictures would be very helpful
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by A20 RYM View Post
    It almost sounds as though the bumper has been removed and not clipped into the side runners correctly. Like Ronnie says, more pictures would be very helpful
    That's what I'm thinking, it sounds like #12 isn't clipped into #9 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...80&hg=51&fg=15
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    That's what I'm thinking, it sounds like #12 isn't clipped into #9 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...80&hg=51&fg=15
    Agreed

    Very easily done, even when you know what you're doing
     
     

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    Cheers guys as Ronnie's diagram shows, thats the part that looks like its not clipped into how do I clip it in ?


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    Undo all the bumper fixings and slide the bumper backwards as though you're going to remove it completely... line the bumper clip up one side and slowly push it back ensuring that the first side clip is in the runner, don't push it on all the way.

    Then do the same for the other side. Double check both clips have stayed clipped in, once happy that both sides are in their runners push the bumper back into position and secure with all the fasteners (there should be a screw with a bolt head that secures the very corner of the bumper to the arch)
     
     

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    you may find it easier to get a mate to help you do the work described above
    same procedure on my old corrado,but i couldn't get it done alone...one side kept falling out as i guided the other in lol
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