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Replacing rear bumper BMW 3 E46 Coupe

51 12 001

Remove complete rear bumper.

Remove protective strip for bumper at rear center.

Remove plastic insert (1).

Version with PDC:

If necessary, feed out cable(s) and ultrasonic converter(s) from bumper.

Unfasten expanding rivets (1) and remove heat shield (2).

Unfasten expanding rivets (1) and remove center section of bumper (support beam).Installation:

Place clips in water for a while.

Only for replacing rear bumper trim

(51 12 157) and replacing rear bumper (51 12 001):

Remove rubbing strip for bumper at rear side left and right.

Note:

The work for replacing rear bumper trim (”51 12 157)” ends here.

Unfasten screw and remove left/right shock absorber (1).

Installation:

If necessary, fit new seal (2) on shock absorber (1).

In addition on right side:

If necessary, fit new cover (3) on shock absorber (1).

Installation:

After installing bumper, firmly tighten screw on shock absorber, left/right sides.

Tightening torque 51 12 2AZ:

2AZ Bumper / carrier to impact absorber
E36 M10 Install bolts with bolt cement. 42 Nm
E38 M12 45 Nm
E39 M10 45 Nm
E46 M10 41 Nm



Categories: 51 Body equipment
Tags: bmw 3bumpere46rear bumper
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