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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by hybrid89, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. hybrid89

    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    dumb question, but something I have always wondered what the fuck it was. I noticed on all BMW's, on the rear bumper, there is always a small square plug w/ radius corners maybe the size of a half dollar or so (but not round, its sqaure) it looks like just a simple pop in plug for maybe where a bolt goes, but come on, no manufacturer in there right mond would just put a ramdom bolt/plug over and over and on different models. Personally it bothers me and I see it as an overall eyesore (call me weird0. I was thinking maybe a back up sensor. Oh yeah, it is always on the passenger side of the rear bumper maybe 1/3 the distance from center. anyone????
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    I think its a plug for the tow ring so you dont mess up the bumper.
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    yup
    its for the tow ring.... pop out the cover/plug and screw in the tow ring

    lots of cars are starting to do this now

    shit even my insight has one :)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    hybrid89 thistownsucks...

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    thanks! i always wondered, but no one I know own a bimmer!
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Same for the plugs in the side skirts, too.. You pop em out and its jacking points.
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    Yes, those would be the torque boxes. That is also where the car is anchored or held when having the frame pulled.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    The S2k has a few around the perimeter too.
     
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