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Adjusting front s line bumper

tuffy Apr 9, 2013

  1. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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    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??
     
  2. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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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)
     
  3. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    its easy try it yourself
     
  5. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    Largely gave up trying to fix mine, just couldn't quite do it and have the lights fit in :(
     
  6. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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  7. tuffy

    tuffy Member

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  8. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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    I have a spine issue.
     
  9. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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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
     
  10. NOZ

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    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
     
  11. southylad

    southylad Active Member

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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?
     
  12. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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    Exactly what i did......I Think it was a T20 or 25
     
  13. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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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.
    http://http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=172632
     
  14. NOZ

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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 !!
     
  15. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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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?
     
  16. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  18. Paul B7

    Paul B7 Active Member

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    I'll check mine out tomorrow with a torch ..............
     
  19. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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  20. sidibear

    sidibear Looking for Zombies !! Staff Member Moderator Audi A4

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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?
     
  21. NOZ

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    that's the link i used perfect :yes:
     
  22. Paul B7

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    Found them !
     
  23. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Ooooh, Matron!
     
  24. tuffy

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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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