Protect your eyes, hands and body from fluids, dust and debris while working on your vehicle. For an instant response, give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. Looking for a rear wing or rear spoiler? Need to buy parts for this project? Can somebody direct me to the proper place? Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information. This allows for smoother air flow below the front bumper, creating more efficient downforce.
Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability. Have a friend present to help slide the bumper on and off quickly. You can replace a bumper cover with a factory part, or an aftermarket one if you want to upgrade the look of your E46. Painted for a fraction of the cost of other brands, and available in all colors for the E46 M3, these ducts will fit with ease and match your paint perfectly. Pelican Parts is not responsible for any typographical errors contained within the site. March 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The main harness connector behind the rear bumper cover. When I search eBay I get very different looking mounts March 6, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You didn't mention what vehicle you are working on.
I guess you have to remove a lower black strip and work thru a slot in that area. Can the black trim strip be pried up to gain access. These replacement carbon fiber panels will replace your old damamged dive planes with fresh new ones. September 12, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the bracket is not damaged it should slide back on. All pictures and references to the Porsche name, and the car names and shapes are for restoration reference only, and do not imply any association with Porsche. A few fasteners and two clips and you can slide it off. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of the tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Auto Repair Guys.
It is constructed with a high quality aluminum skinned composite material that is lightweight but still extremely durable and rigid, resisting flexing at higher speeds. Figure 5 If your rear bumper mounting bracket is damaged from an impact, you can replace the mounting bracket now green arrow. Do you have questions or want to add to the article? 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! Power-coated black for protection, these come with the needed installation hardware to mount to your frame rails. Work slowly and don't stress the harness. Fortunately for you, the removal process for the rear bumper is quick, painless and best of all, easy! Be sure to inspect bumper cover also, as it can become damaged as the brackets do. Remember to plan to have it painted before you install it, so leave yourself extra time.
Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours. Includes mounting support brackets and installation hardware. Consult authorized factory manuals when performing repair procedures. Information and technical articles within this website are for reference only. Over time, your rear bumper will have absorbed the elements, small fender-benders, dents, cuts, scrapes and more.
If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users. You'll see it as you pull cover off. It will work for sedans, coupe, and convertible models as well. September 9, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Somem odels may be equipped with a lower trip piece, depends on the vehicle options. This is the face lift model. Thanks for the additional Info.
If just the cover it can be repaired. These are sold as a pair only, and include 1 left and 1 right carbon fiber dive plane. This should cover the whole e46 generation from 1999 to 2006. Keep in mind that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. You may have to remove the bumper to re-fit it. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. These do not include hardware - drilling is required for mounting, but will fit any bumper with proper installation.
. It's possible my bumper cover was already replaced at some point with an aftermarket product. By creating a high pressure area on top of the wind splitter, high pressure air flow is restricted to flow underneath a car. The sizes of the nuts and bolts we give may be different from what you have, so be prepared with different size sockets and wrenches. I just need to slide it off to replace one of the bumper reflectors. The bottom side is unfinished but the splitter can be flipped over for custom paint or vinyl wrapping. This cover is painted to match your vehicle.
Some other models might differ slightly but overall it will be almost the same procedure. This site was designed and produced solely by Pelican Parts. With low pressure below the car, the effect of lift is reduced and a driver can gain from the extra traction and control. I hate to crack the plastic by not knowing the cover is still attached at a point of which I'm not aware. July 16, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799 and they can help figure out which part or repair kit you need. If the support is damaged, it may have to be replaced. By entering this site, you agree to hold Pelican Parts free from any liability arising out of the use of any information contained within.
Our engineers paid close attention to fitment in all areas including radiator support and fender liners. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. It is frequently scratched and damaged. Everything is purchased by us! Can anyone comment, replace or repair, thanks July 23, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: It depends on what is buckled. This is the bracket you will want to replace if the corner of your rear bumper will not stay attached to vehicle.