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    Adjusting front s line bumper

    Hi guys.
    Im sure i saw a thread somewhere, which i cant find now, that its possible to adjust the gap where the the bumper meets the bonnet either side of the grill, i have around a 15mm unsightly gap

    I think its possible to close this up, but does the bumper need to be totally removed to do this??

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    Yes. You need to remove the bumper and then adjust the two supports which it sits on. They are threaded I believe and you just need to turn them the right way.

    Quite a few guides about the place if you give it a search. Often paired with changing headlights (bumper-off job)

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    I need this done on mine, but can't do it myself. Anyone fancy a go for beer tokens?

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    its easy try it yourself

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    Largely gave up trying to fix mine, just couldn't quite do it and have the lights fit in
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    I adjusted mine like this without even taking the bumper off..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffy View Post
    I adjusted mine like this without even taking the bumper off..

    DIY: Bumper/Hood Gap Adjustment (after bumper removal)
    Thanks Tiffy. So am i right in thinking you adjusted yours with a pair of long nose pliers????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    its easy try it yourself
    I have a spine issue.

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    Tuffy...

    I used a long bar and torx bit like in the first picture....tyrned and the bumper rose up a bit....job done
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffy View Post
    Tuffy...

    I used a long bar and torx bit like in the first picture....turned and the bumper rose up a bit....job done
    so you just insert the torx and turn to adjust the height HMMMM sounds to easy to be true ! what size torx is it ?
    thanks in advance

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    is this possible on the 56 plate s line bumper as the one in the guide loocks like a facelift 09 onwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOZ View Post
    so you just insert the torx and turn to adjust the height HMMMM sounds to easy to be true ! what size torx is it ?
    thanks in advance
    Exactly what i did......I Think it was a T20 or 25
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    Did mine not long ago ,quite straight forward,believe it was aT35 torx i used.bout a set of 4 long series torx screwdrivers from the bay for bout a fiver,did the job a treat. Heres a few images. Of mine before and after adjusting.
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    so i set about mine yesterday, got all the necessary tools etc got the right side sorted all nicely fitting perfect, till i went to adjust the other side and found that the torx screw had been rounded off by obviously the previous owner, so back to the other side and back to adjusting it. So although now its not how i want it to sit but at least the gaps are now matching.So next time the bumper comes off i will see about replacing the said torx.

    Anybody thinking about adjusting the bumper it really couldn't be any easier clockwise to raise, anti clockwise to lower simples !!

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    Just had a look at mine and cannot see the adjusters, bumper lights and grille are all in place. Am I missing something or do I need to start taking bits off to see them?

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    I am with you Sidibear, can't see the adjusters on mine either ?

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    You need long torx bits. There are two holes, one either side of the grille looking down on it with the bonnet up.
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    I'll check mine out tomorrow with a torch ..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffy View Post
    I adjusted mine like this without even taking the bumper off..

    DIY: Bumper/Hood Gap Adjustment (after bumper removal)
    Follow this link, first and second picture for height adjuster location.
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    Yay, found the hole and poked a stick in it and found I need something about 8" long (Cue carry on type innuendo jokes).

    What size bit do I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMH1A4cab View Post
    Follow this link, first and second picture for height adjuster location.
    that's the link i used perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul B7 View Post
    I'll check mine out tomorrow with a torch ..............

    Found them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidibear View Post
    Yay, found the hole and poked a stick in it and found I need something about 8" long (Cue carry on type innuendo jokes).

    What size bit do I need?

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    Had the car in the workshop yesterday, had a quick look..... looks like one of my adjusting bolts is actually missing!

 

 

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