E38 Bumper Removal & Trim

This E38 740i was bought with some damage to the trim on the front bumper and a bit of a scrape.  You can buy replacement trim from the dealer, but unfortunately if the car has headlight washers then the entire bumper must be removed as the washer screws into the trim on the inside.  Likewise if you need to replace the washer itself.


Removal is fairly easy – just unscrew everything on the inside of the wheel wells, then remove the two large Torx T50 bolts at the front on the bottom.  You can then gently pull the plastic connectors apart.  This can be done by one person, though two would be easier.


All better!  An all black grill, CCFL angel eyes, and clear indicators with silvered bulbs were also added in this photo.