BMW 3-series (E36) (1990-2000)

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.

front bumper mounting points BMW 3-series (E36) (1990-2000)

BMW 3-series (E36) (1990-2000) front bumper mounting scheme

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).

rear bumper mounting points BMW 3-series (E36) (1990-2000)

BMW 3-Series (E36) (1990-2000) Rear Bumper Mounting Diagram

 

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