Jul 13th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Hey everyone I'm new to the forums here, and also a new owner of a 2004 Cooper S. I must say I'm beyond in love with this car, I have a question with my front bumper, it seems as though it is loose. The previous owner just got the whole car repainted except for the bumpers, so my guess is maybe they forgot about the clips for the front bumper? Or is it possible that they are this loose regularly? Thanks in advance!
Jul 13th, 2011, 09:34 PM
First of all, see below...
Are you sure that the bonnet is shut properly.
It is common for it to click in on one side and not the other, thus the gap is larger just as you explain.
Give the 'high side' a push down on the headlight --- it may be just this simple :D
Are you sure that the bonnet is shut properly. If it isn't it leaves a 1" gap!!!
Otherwise, here are a couple of similar threads/questions which may help:
Bumper drop! (http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-generation-mini-cooper-s/32908-bumper-drop.html)
Help - Front Bumper not Level (http://www.mini2.com/forum/first-generation-faults-fixes/177955-help-front-bumper-not-level.html)
Hope that helps. :)
Jul 15th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Believe it or not the bumper did seem like one side was lower, however I fixed that problem already because the bonnet wasn't shut. However, I'm talking about the actual bumper being loose, not lower.