X7 Front Bumper Removal

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X7 Front Bumper Removal

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When trying to change the DRL I’ve managed to drop the Torx bit, so I now have to remove the front bumper, does anybody have a diagram or tips?

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Thanks Alasdair....... looks like a pain in the a*** to do 🙄

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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That’s why I put some blue tack into the torx ratchet to hold the bit in and then tied the ratchet to my wrist with some string as there was no way I was going the bumper route. 😀

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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I'd try "fishing" for it with a magnet on a wire or string, first. Is that possible?

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Almost impossible - you can see bu**er all in there and there is literally no room to manoeuvre, but worth a shot.

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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I’ve already tried that, I’m hoping that I can see see when I get the wheel arch liner out🤞

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Go and buy another bit and hope the lost one doesn't rattle!

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Coincidentally, I dropped one of the timing pins down the bonnet latch hole today. Heard it roll out view but it soon dropped to the ground after bouncing the front of the car rather harshly. Mech also dropped several items while working on it but they all fell to the ground thankfully.

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Paul-R wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 21:46
Go and buy another bit and hope the lost one doesn't rattle!


I'm actually thinking of buying two, then I have a spare :rofl2:

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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Trainman wrote:
01 Apr 2019, 17:55
When trying to change the DRL I’ve managed to drop the Torx bit, so I now have to remove the front bumper, does anybody have a diagram or tips?


I did the same - except I decided it was easier to get another bit.

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That's two votes to forget about it :rofl2:

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Could a magnetic picker-upper get it back?

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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myglaren wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 09:19
Could a magnetic picker-upper get it back?


No!!!!!

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Re: X7 Front Bumper Removal

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JohnD wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 09:24
myglaren wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 09:19
Could a magnetic picker-upper get it back?


No!!!!!


Kind of like a game of ‘hook a duck’ without the duck 🦆