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Old 15th October 2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hit a pheasant that promptly exploded in the rear view mirror in a cloud of feathers. Didn’t think any more of it until I got home and noticed the grill at the bottom of the bumper took the brunt of the impact. It’s more or less fully detached and bent badly. Luckily the clips on the bumper are all intact.

I’m guessing the bumper needs to come off to replace the grill?
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Old 15th October 2017, 11:16 PM   #2
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Unlucky mate (worse luck for the pheasant though!).

Assume you're talking about the honeycomb grill below the number plate? I'm pretty sure you'll need to take the bumper off to replace
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Have a look at this thread: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=107869

Almost identical

I ended up having a new grill, which was about 35 from BMW.

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Similar thing happened to me, poor thing looked head on and left a beak mark in the bumper
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Old 16th October 2017, 06:41 PM   #5
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Have a look at this thread: http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=107869

Almost identical

I ended up having a new grill, which was about 35 from BMW.

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Thanks. Some good tips to get it back in place, but it's badly bent and there is no chance of straightening it out. Looks like the bumper is coming off. Luckily there is no damage to the radiator.
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