Before you raise the rear end, be sure to chock the front wheels to keep them from rolling and causing a potential accident. There are four fasteners on each side, which you can access by pulling off a plastic liner inside the wheel well. Carefully slide the bumper back and away from the vehicle easier with a friend and remember to place it on a soft surface, as to prevent damage to the finish! Thankfully the new faulty sensor did not click in its new position, and the known working sensor worked in the position the faulty sensor came from. Work slowly and don't stress the harness. If just the cover it can be repaired. As always, if you have any questions or comments about this helpful article, please Comments and Suggestions: jtru Comments: I just bought a new rear bumper and was wondering if all the parts from the old bumper can be swapped onto the new one April 11, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If in good condition, yes. You will see a small hole through the bumper assembly.
I haven't had time with work and rain to clean but will do as soon as I can. So while the bumper was off I poped over in the van to collect them. This power supply also powers the rear lights and should be what the previous parking sensor system used. How is the sag corrected? In this follow-up article to removing the front bumper, I will go over the steps involved with removing the rear bumper. However if i reverse up to something on the side that the 'good' sensors are, and ignoring the beeps from the faulty sensor, it functions as it should until i get the continuous beep So now my patentence is wearing thin and I really want this just to work I tryed the seccond sensor that I got locally, still the same problem. There are two two holes underneath the bumper. Once the bumper is off the car with the impact absorbers attached, then you can have direct access to the outside bolts as needed.
The idea is to push the little black clip downwards and towards the car. I have ordered a Haynes manual, very handy to have. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. But its not constant, with out moveing and nothing behind me it beeps then gets quciker as if im getting closer, then slows down again. Hopefully I won't damage the sensors in removing them. So im going to be sending the fault sensor back for a refund. Use the torx T50 to unscrew and remove these two bolts.
Thanks March 26, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't think so. Inside the wheel arches there are clips. I will handle this, fitted quite a few towbars, I'm a technical person by trade, but I've learnt to rather ask those that know rather than stuff something up, with the correct info it will be a short job, without it will take longer, and I might need to buy parts. Popped out the pop rivets. So far I removed the trim. Imagine the looks we'll get at my carwash from all the clients. I thought I cant be that unlucky to habe two sensor go so close together, can i? I Steve- what's the process for removing the rear bumper cover? Have the helper grab one side while you grab the other.
It's possible my bumper cover was already replaced at some point with an aftermarket product. Once you have the car properly secured on jack stands, Crawl under the car and look up at the lower panel in the center of the bumper. Each has a phillips screw that you need to undo. Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. So if you're an E46 owner that is looking to replace your bumper but don't exactly know how or where to begin, continue reading! Ive seen loads of posts about the sag at the rear arches but nothing regarding the sag at very rear of car! We can help you gain an upper hand. You'll see it as you pull cover off. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible.
Now take the lower bumper panel, and re-install it by pushing it in towards the rear of the car. Figure 5 If your rear bumper mounting bracket is damaged from an impact, you can replace the mounting bracket now green arrow. March 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The main harness connector behind the rear bumper cover. Be different with our styling. I probably need to drop my spare for the right one. Begin by removing the lower bumper strip this is obviously for the pre-facelift rear bumper. Make sure when you remove these wires you do so carefully, so you don't damage the wires for the lights.
However, the bumper is adjustable enough to obtain an even fit to the fenders and hood. The mounting brackets that bolt to the body can also break from an impact or improper installation. If that's the case, make sure the antenna is connected to the bumper according to the manufacturer's instructions. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. If you would like to see more technical articles like this one, please continue to support Pelican Parts with all your parts needs. Kindly note that there is a third bolt can be seen in above pic where the part meets the wheel well which must also be undone with a 8mm i think.
Select reverse and go round the back, with your head at bumper height you can hear the sensors clicking, all four sensors should click, the one that dosent is the problem 2 - Rear bumper removal This is quite simple and took around 30 - 45 mins Firstly i ran my car up on to two scaffold boards just to lift it up slightly, you can do it from the floor but its a bit of a squeeze there is an expanding rivit in each of the wheel arches that needs to be removed, the pin pulls out then the rivit, a trim removal tool will help but screw driver is fine: Then above the rivit in the arch there is an 9mm bolt Under the back of the bumper next to the exhaust pipe there is anouther expanding rivit that needs to come out: There are two 8mm bolts and a 10mm nut under the back of the bumper near the exhaust pipe: Then three 8mm bolts and a 10mm nut on the other side, the whole black plastic bit will now come off The deffuser can now be removed, it is just cliped on, start at the exhaust pipe and pop the clips out from the back of the bumper one at a time, circled in red, there a few clips. Have a friend present to help slide the bumper on and off quickly. 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. Use a ratchet with an extension and remove these bolts. Grab your Torx tool and have a look under the part where the bumper trim was.
I looked all over the web for this info, and this was the simplist to understand and follow. Depends on which style bumper you have, it may be necessary to remove the trim. You may have to remove the bumper to re-fit it. This will prevent you from accidentally dropping the bumper and scratching or damaging it. Well In either case you will need to remove the rear bumper. Then get ready to get underneath the back bumper.
The wires will be fed through a hole in the rear of the car that the rear lights' wires are also fed through. September 12, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the bracket is not damaged it should slide back on. Our exterior parts of E46 make you special. It is frequently scratched and damaged. If I could im sure you could. You definitely will need to remove the spare.