51 11 001 

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Remove complete front bumper.

Replace baseplate for number/license plate

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Replacing centre section of front bumper (support beam):

Detach edge guard (1) from bumper (2).

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Release expansion rivet (1).

Release blind rivets (2).

Lever out catches (3) and remove bumper carrier (4) towards rear.

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Replacement only (bumper centre section):

If necessary, release nuts (1) on left/right and remove fanfare (2) from bumper centre section (3).

Note:

The work for ”Replacing front bumper centre section (carrier)” ends here.

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Remove metal nuts (1) on left/right.

Version with foglight:

If necessary, detach retainer (2) for fog lamp.

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Replacing front bumper (bumper trim):

Remove trim grille for bumper trim.

If necessary, remove both fog lamp inserts (complete).

Lever out catches (1) and detach trim (2).

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Release bolts (1).

Lever out brake air duct (2) on left/right and remove.

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Release screw (1).

Lever out catches (2) and remove trim (3).

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

If necessary, release expansion rivet (1).

Lever out mount (2) on left/right and remove.

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

If necessary, lever ventilation hose (1) out of mount (2).

Replacing front bumper BMW 3 e46 (Coupé)

Lever out cover (1) for towing lug and detach retaining strap from bumper (2).