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Rear Bumper Removal/Installation

NOTE:
  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the rear bumper.
  • Take care not to scratch the rear bumper and the body.
  1. Remove the clips (A), screws (B), and bolts (C, D) securing the rear bumper (E).
    NOTE: To remove the clips, pry the inner clip up at the edge near the line (F) on its head.
Without rear splash guard
With rear splash guard

  1. Pull on the rear bumper (A) at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks (B, C) on the side spacers (D).

  1. With the help of an assistant, while pulling the wheel arch portion away from the side spacer (A), pull the rear bumper (B) to release the bumper from the hooks (C) on the body.
  1. Install the bumper in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Make sure the rear bumper engages the hooks (of both the side spacers) on each side securely.
    • Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
    • Push the clips and the hooks into place securely.