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Exclamation 500X Front Bumper removal

We have a 69 plate 500x and I need to change the DRL indicator unit. I know the bumper needs to come off, but all the videos I can find are of older cars with out the radar unit. If I take the bumper off does the radar come off with it and will it need recalibrating? I've seen a Giulia with the bumper off and the radar unit is fixed to the cars frame, the plate on the bumper is just a lense. Does anyone know if the 500x is the same? Any help would be appreciated?
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Re: 500X Front Bumper removal

I'm fairly sure you don't have to remove the bumper to change the DRL unit. There is an access panel in the wheel arch. If you remove the engine undertray then that gives full access to the DRL retaining screws.
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Re: 500X Front Bumper removal

On my 66 reg 500X there is an access panel in the wheel arch guard that can be removed to get to the DRLs. It may be different on later models but it's worth a look. I did mine on the drive. I think I turned the wheels in the direction of the bulb I wanted to change for easier access.

Just reread the post - I just changed the bulb, not the whole unit.
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Re: 500X Front Bumper removal

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I'm fairly sure you don't have to remove the bumper to change the DRL unit. There is an access panel in the wheel arch. If you remove the engine undertray then that gives full access to the DRL retaining screws.
The access panel in the wheel arch (drivers side) has some sort of aircon component in the way possibly a dryer, I'll try the undertray route first.
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