Saturday, 24 May 2014

E60: Fitting M-Sport Front Bumper


1. Bumper Removal:

1.1 Remove the bolt holding either corner of the bumper, just inside the wheel-arch, using a 10mm wrench. The edges of the bumper inside the wing should be free to pull out of join.


1.2 Remove the screws holding the wheel-arch liner to the front bumper using an 8mm socket. *If you are replacing your arch-liners then remove them entirely.

1.3 Remove the two screws from the lower centre of the bumper, using a T25-Torx socket, located just under the lip below each corner of the licence-plate.


1.4 Remove the two screws from the lower centre of the bumper using a T25-Torx socket, located inside each spotlight-grille recess.


1.5 Remove the five screws holding the upper-centre of the bumper along the top edge of the grille/slam panel using a T30-Torx socket.


1.6 The bumper should be free to move, so wiggle it forward and gently rest the front-centre on the ground.

1.7 Unplug the wiring to the spotlights and four parking-sensors (PDC).

1.8 Unfasten the wiring from the hooks along the inside edge of the bumper.

2. Preparing M-Sport Bumper:

2.1 Swap over the spotlight bulb-holders. They are removed by rotating a quarter-turn anti-clockwise.

2.2 Swap over the four parking-sensors (PDC). Remove them by pulling them out from the back while gently pressing from the outer side. They should fit the lugs on all E60 bumpers, regardless of year.

2.3 Ensure the grilles, headlight-washer hinges and springs are fitted to the bumper as they cannot be fitted once it is on.

2.4 On the car, remove the wiring from the foam-polystyrene blocks and remove the blocks from the car.



2.5 Fit the 'M-Paket' foam-polystyrene blocks to the car and re-insert the wiring to them, or if you do not have compatible foam blocks and are leaving them off, find a suitable route for the wiring over the top of the grille / air-ducts.

2.6 If you do not have 'M-Paket' brake-air-ducts on your bumper, then swap the existing ones left to right and flip them upside down to clear the M-Sport grille-recesses. 

3. Fitting M-Sport Bumper:

3.1 Place the M-Sport bumper in front of the car and reinsert the PDC/spotlight wiring to the hooks along the inside edge of the bumper.


3.2 Reconnect the wiring-plugs to each parking-sensor (PDC) and spotlight.

3.3 Lift the bumper up to the car, so the front-undertray slides above the deeper M-Sport lip and put one screw loosely into the centre hole on the top of the grille.

3.4 Hook each corner of the bumper round into the slot in the wheel-arch and replace the 10mm screws, but not tighten fully.

3.5 Find a suitable placement for the bumper, where the shut lines at either side of the headlight are as equal as possible. Do this one side at a time and fully tighten the 10mm screws.

3.6 *If you have the adapter-brackets on your bumper then fasten these to the two centre screw-holes from step 1.3.

3.7 Loosely replace the remaining four screws along the top of the grille / slam-panel, find a suitable placement for the grille panel where it does not disturb the shut-lines at the headlight corners and fully tighten the top screws using a T30-Torx socket.

3.8 Fit the M-Paket wheel-arch liners and fasten them to the bumper using the 8mm screws, or if you are keeping the SE ones, measure where the outer edge of the liner fouls the M-Sport bumper and cut a sliver off. One of the 8mm screw holes should still line up and hold the cut liner in place.

3.9 Replace the weather-strip trim to the top grille-panel.

3.10 Check the headlight-washers are clearing their apertures and refit the cover-caps.

27 comments:

  1. When your baby changes his/her bed from crib to a toddler bed/child bed, he goes through a transition. In a crib, he/she gets protected from rolling out by the crib bars. For a child bed, this is not possible as there is no bar. But, he might be unable to remove the habit of rolling out at a sudden. Therefore, it can be risky for him as there are chances of falling out of the bed. So, he requires extra security for certain time. To ensure his or her security, you can purchase a set of foam bumpers or bed rails. If you ask for a quality bed bumpers for baby and adults, then we suggest you go for the Hiccapop Toddler Bed Bumper Foam and Bed Rails.

    ReplyDelete
  2. But a hybrid sport car was designed to overcome this drawback. These hybrid cars have a comparatively light body and smaller engines. used car dealerships

    ReplyDelete
  3. I admire this article for the well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so involved in this material that I couldn’t stop reading. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thank you so much. used engines for sale

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am very thankful to you that you have shared this information with us. I got some different kind of knowledge from your web page, and it is really helpful for everyone. Thanks for share it. Read more info about sell my car for cash atlanta

    ReplyDelete
  5. I will share it with my other friends as the information is really very useful. Keep sharing your excellent work. Read more info about cash for cars scrap metal

    ReplyDelete
  6. I will share it with my other friends as the information is really very useful. Keep sharing your excellent work. Read more info about subprime auto leads

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing this article here about the Automotive. Your article is very informative and I will share it with my other friends as the information is really very useful. Keep sharing your excellent work.used engines site.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are providing good knowledge. It is really helpful and factual information for us and everyone to increase knowledge. Continue sharing your data. Thank you. Read more info about car parts near me

    ReplyDelete
  9. Enjoy reading the article above , it really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles. Sand Blast Automotive Cleaning Service in Dubai

    ReplyDelete
  10. It is a proficient article that you have shared here. I got some different kind of information from your article which I will be sharing with my friends who need this info. mini polisher Thankful to you for sharing an article like this.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This article provided me with a lot of useful information about Auto Collision Repair Hamden CT. The material you presented during this post provided me with some excellent information. Continue to post.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are providing good knowledge. It is really helpful and factual information for us and everyone to increase knowledge.about Toyota genuine spare parts. Continue sharing your data. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I found decent information in your article.Bmw Turbo Reconditioning I am impressed with how nicely you described this subject, It is a gainful article for us. Thanks for share it.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Exact information, this information is excellent, informative and very important for everyone. limousine and car services in maryland

    ReplyDelete
  15. It is truly a well-researched content and excellent wording. about Scrap car removal. I got so engaged in this material that I couldn’t wait to read. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great job, this is good information which is shared by you. This information is very meaningful and factual for us to increase our knowledge about it. Always keep sharing this type of information. Thanks. Read more info about Car locksmith near me

    ReplyDelete
  17. Excellent post. I really enjoy reading and also appreciate your work.Electric Wire Rope Hoist This concept is a good way to enhance knowledge. Keep sharing this kind of articles, Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  18. It is truly a well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so engaged in this material that I couldn’t wait to read. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thanks. Read more info about Car Hire Dalaman

    ReplyDelete
  19. You have provided valuable data for us. It is great and informative for everyone.Read more info about tesla wallpaper Keep posting always. I am very thankful to you.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I found decent information in your article.diy mileage correction tool I am impressed with how nicely you described this subject, It is a gainful article for us. Thanks for share it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. The information in the post you posted here is useful because it contains some of the best information available. Thanks for sharing it. Keep up the good work motor for bicycle.

    ReplyDelete
  22. You've shared such a beautiful collection with us non abrasive automotive cleaning melbourne Victoria. During this photograph, I appreciated the way you expressed your thoughts. Thank you for sharing your blog with us.

    ReplyDelete
  23. You have worked nicely with your insights that makes our work easy. The information you have provided is really factual and significant for us. Keep sharing these types of article, Thank you.Car Accessories NZ

    ReplyDelete
  24. Excellent post. I really enjoy reading and also appreciate your work. This concept is a good way to enhance knowledge. Keep sharing this kind of articles, Thank you.bmw service

    ReplyDelete
  25. I admire this article for the well-researched content and excellent wording. I got so involved in this material that I couldn’t stop reading. I am impressed with your work and skill. Thank you so much.auto loan alberta site.

    ReplyDelete
  26. You have done good work by publishing this article here. I found this article too much informative, and also it is beneficial to enhance our knowledge. Grateful to you for sharing an article like this. Salvage Motorcycle Auction Usa

    ReplyDelete
  27. What is the minimum age to rent a car in the states? I learned a little, but in different states in different ways, there is no specific rule for everyone and this is very strange.

    ReplyDelete