Removing '84 280i bumpers

Removing '84 280i bumpers

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280iUSA

Original Poster:

41 posts

59 months

Thursday 10th October 2019
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Wondering if anyone has experience removing these and can provide advice on how to approach.
Thanks,

Millard

Adrian@

3,799 posts

242 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Without pictures of which version car you have... but early cars had M8 bolts (two in/under the indicators and one central under the number plate), holding the bumper on with a plastic C section captured on the edge, which as such stopped the bumper moving (as well as being a decorative finisher). A@

280iUSA

Original Poster:

41 posts

59 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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Thanks for the reply.
I have attached a picture of the car. Main question is what has to be removed to access bolts, spoiler? Head lamp pods?


Adrian@

3,799 posts

242 months

Friday 11th October 2019
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I hold my hands up as I have never removed one of those versions...BUT I can only presume the same...as for head lamps turn them on ...remove the battery positive and then there are 2 minor screws to remove the lightweight plastic trim, three or four screws to remove the bowl with the headlamp connected to the motor pivot (circlip) and plug connector. The things that I find matter is upgrading the silly bracket 'stop' with drilled piece of hose to the grommet version and the rubber grommet sliced in two that limit travel to the right and left between the shell and the pod (they go missing!) A@