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 you need a bumper, we have exterior styling parts for that. Can somebody direct me to the proper place? If that's the case, make sure the antenna is connected to the bumper according to the manufacturer's instructions. The wires will be fed through a hole in the rear of the car that the rear lights' wires are also fed through. You will see that the bumper assembly is held on to the car by two impact absorbers. Each has a phillips screw that you need to undo. Do not work on your vehicle if you feel the task is beyond your ability.
Work slowly and don't stress the harness. There are two two holes underneath the bumper. March 5, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The main harness connector behind the rear bumper cover. Your continued support directly affects the expansion and existence of this site and technical articles like this one. It is frequently scratched and damaged. Need to buy parts for this project? Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web.
As you remove the old sensors, note their placement so you can place the new sensors in the right spot. Each has a phillips screw that you need to undo. Putting the bumper directly on the ground, especially on pavement, will scratch it. Thank you for taking the time to explain this great info. You may need to replace rivets or fasteners.
I'll work on the other two tomorrow. March 16, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Try sawing off the bolt head with a hack saw. Thanks March 26, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I don't think so. Inside these holes are the bolts that secure the bumper to the shocks. The parking sensor kit should come with wire nuts to tie the new wires to the power supply. Now look inside the right and left rear wheel wells. Vehicle models change and evolve, as they grow older, so the vehicle shown in our illustrations may vary slightly from yours.
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. The first step is to raise and secure the rear of the vehicle. These E46 exterior parts will make you the talk of the town. 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. There are also two more clips on each side of the rear tires.
The previous owner used hose clamps on top of the plastic nuts. Now I see the problem. Recycle parts, packaging and fluids when possible. I'll work on the other two tomorrow. If the support is damaged, it may have to be replaced. Im sure thats a nasty feeling! If you are working with the electrical system, disconnect the battery before beginning.
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. To re-install the bumper, first line up the mounting brackets on the back of the bumper with the shock absorbers on the car. Always catch fluids in appropriate containers and properly dispose of any fluid waste. Figure 5 If your rear bumper mounting bracket is damaged from an impact, you can replace the mounting bracket now green arrow. Need to replace the bumper mounts? Original sensor broke a few months back, I ordered a new from ebay for £25. So while the bumper was off I poped over in the van to collect them. How is the sag corrected? I guess you have to remove a lower black strip and work thru a slot in that area.
Im hoping its just a sensor being a little hyperactive! Make sure when you remove these wires you do so carefully, so you don't damage the wires for the lights. September 9, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Somem odels may be equipped with a lower trip piece, depends on the vehicle options. Do for both sides Remove bumper by lightly pulling at the back. Before you raise the rear end, be sure to chock the front wheels to keep them from rolling and causing a potential accident. Well In either case you will need to remove the rear bumper.