On 28 Apr 2005 16:28:49 -0700, "Byler" <email@example.com> wrote:
>I have a stock '01 V6. I found that bumpers.com sells OEM bumper covers
>that are already painted. How hard or easy would it be to remove the
>old cover and install the new one? Will I need special tools or someone
>to help me? Do I have to remove something from the trunk area before
>I'm able to unscrew the bumper cover?
>I need to replace my cover b/c some fine $%#$@ driver hit my rear left
>quadrant in a parking lot. The damage looks very small, but the metal
>underneath the bumper cover is pushed in a bit, and I guess I'll need
>to use a hammer from the inside to push it back.
You shouldn't need any special tools.
-You'll need to take the inner trunk panels out and remove the bumper
-Remove the gas-fill drain hose.
-Take off cover to quarter panel screws...in the wheel arch, 2 per
-From underneath, take off the pin-style retainers.
That should do it
Another pair of hands would be good. But if you're going solo and it
starts to get unwieldy as your taking the cover off (or putting the
new one on) you might use some painters tape to hold it in place as
you get each side removed (or installed)
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