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Bumper Cover Removal Rear – 2012-2019 BMW 3 Series (F30)

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Bumper Cover Removal Rear – 2012-2019 BMW 3 Series (F30)

This repair procedure gives step by step instructions on removing the rear bumper cover on 2012-2019 3 series (F30) vehicles.
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Possible Symptoms: Not applicable for this repair.
This repair can be used on the following BMW models:
Intermediate level repair.

Step 1 - Purchase Parts

You will need the following parts and supplies to perform this repair.

Step 2 - Repair Procedure

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1. Removing the rear bumper cover.
remove left and right water channel trim
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- Remove the right and left water channel trim by sliding upward until it releases from its clips.

remove screws inside wheel arch covers
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- Remove the screws anchoring the left and right wheel arch covers (1) to the inside of the rear fender (2).

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fold wheel arch covers back and remove screws
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- Fold the wheel arch covers back and remove the anchor screw (2).

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Pro Tip

When disconnecting electrical connections during a repair, wrap them with high visibility blue or green tape so you don't miss any during reassembly.

remove lower screws under rear of vehicle
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- Remove the 8 lower screws (1) under the rear of the vehicle.

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remove right and left screws that were behind water channel trim
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Remove the right and left screws from top of bumper cover that were behind the water channel trim.

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gently pull the bumper panel from body of vehicle
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Carefully unclip the bumper panel from the body of the car by pulling gently outward until they release.

Unplug any distance sensors and remove the bumper cover from the vehicle.

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