Front bumper

The bumper can be removed in two ways.

First:

under the hood, Unscrew and remove the turn signal and headlights.

-in the openings from the headlights, Unscrew the bolts that attach the bumper reinforcement to the body.

The second (the bumper will be removed without amplifier):

- Prying off with a screwdriver, click the moldings off the bumper.
- Under the moldings, unscrew the bumper mounting bolts.

Then for both methods:

-Unscrew the wheel left or right depending on which side will first loosen and remove the fender liner.

-pulls the bumper with the side rails of it are assistant).

-remove the connectors from the fog lights (if any).

-if you have headlamp washers, remove the hoses from the injectors.

the bumper is cleared.

mounting points for the front bumper BMW 3-series E36

front bumper mounting scheme BMW 3-series E36

Rear bumper

-in the wheel wells, Unscrew the screws and take out the caps (not to remove the wheels, you can use a ratchet with a nozzle at the notched screwdriver).

Then, too, can be removed in two ways:

First:

inside the trunk pull out the carpet and plastic cover.

 on each side Unscrew four nuts of fastening of the shock absorber of the bumper.

Second:

-at the bottom, Unscrew the screws and remove with snaps overlay.

under the pickguard, Unscrew the two bolts under the inner star (spun up).

Then for both methods:

-pulls the bumper with the side rails (better to do it with a helper so as not to scratch the paint on the wings).

mounting points for the rear bumper BMW 3-series E36

rear bumper mounting scheme BMW 3-series E36