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Old 09-06-2023, 02:52 AM
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Front Bumper Fascia Removal on 2008

My buddy Dave hit a deer with his 2008 X5 4.8 in rural southern Oregon two weeks ago. The deer is kaput but the X5 only suffered a slightly bent inward corner of the diver side front bumper. I do not have access to BMW TIS.

I would like to remove the Front Bumper Fascia to inspect the metal damage underneath, and maybe hammer it back into position. Is anyone aware of a published procedure on how to get the front fascia off? The body shops in Portland are backed up for weeks, even for an estimate.

I called the dealer parts department to see if there were any needed one-use fasteners. like plastic rivets or push-pins; he said "no" but not a confident "no", more like a go away now kind of "no".
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Old 09-06-2023, 08:30 AM
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Old 09-06-2023, 06:47 PM
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Thank you for finding this video

@Attacking Mid - Thanks so much for spotting this video.

I had looked on YouTube, but used the search keyword "fascia" (what BMW calls it) instead of bumper. I did try "bumper" at one point only to get an avalanche of hits, getting hunting fatigue before seeing this gem.

We'll give the procedure a try next week and see how much latent damage there is to the underlying metalwork.
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