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Old 18-11-2014   #1
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Front bumper removal

any hints/tips headlight bulb gone and sidelights so going to attempt removal at weekend might even post pics
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Re: Front bumper removal

Post pics please as I for one will be interested. I am wondering if its worth cutting a door on the inner wing but need to see whats under it first. I,E can I get to the back of the lamp.
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Re: Front bumper removal

Geeps usual way is road wheel off wheel arch liner out then you can access back of the lamp BUT only main & dip bulbs, Side light requires headlight unit off car to access them. I'm doing it saturday.
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Re: Front bumper removal

so easy.... I had this down to 30 minutes to have the bumper off and back on again, 4 bolts on the top of the bumper put steering on full lock, undo the 2 screws on the wheel arch line to bumper, then underneath, 2 bolt for the front of the undertray, then 4 bolts at front underside of bumper, and 2 inside each wing...., the first time I did it it took 3 hours as I was being careful not snap any bolts, but the bolts that were snapped I drilled out and used new rivnuts and also used new stainles steel hex bolts and anodised washers, you may need plusgas, really good stuff to get at those rusted on nuts
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Re: Front bumper removal

just a heads up on this, the bolts that are under the wing are at the top of the bumper and bolt into the wing going straight up, not the bracket just inside.
One bolt on mine was a 10mm bolt and the other was spline - the same size that bolts the grille and the bottom of the bumper.
I wrestled with the bracket bolts only a couple of weeks ago until i found the bolts that secure them to the wing.

A bit of advice, undo the bolts on the bottom and wings before the ones on the grille, give them a little tap as well as they can be tight. this way you wont damage the bumper when you remove it as it wont be falling on you as its still connected on the top.
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Re: Front bumper removal

cheers Rat & Roy that helps didnt get round to it due to rain given the problems of my wet fuse box in the past ill wait but also found a snapped mount on OS unit so gonna get one then do the all the bulbs
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