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Old 01-24-2009, 09:12 PM
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hi ive just had a smash and cracked my bumper and drivers fender can anybody give me advice on how to remove these parts i have new ones to go on thanks
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:01 AM
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remove the entire front clip of the car. Makes it a ton easier.

1. Remove wheels and fender liners. there are a bunch of screws that hold on the liners. You take the wheels off to get to 2 of the screws that are behind the wheels

2. Remove all of the screws holding the fenders to the body. Don't forget to get the ones down by the running boards

3. Open the hood and remove the torx screws that around the engine bay holding the front fascia on.

3a. Remove the headlights now.

4. Get a buddy or 2 and now gently remove the entire clip from the car - both fenders and the front fascia. You will need to unplug the fogs (if you have them) and the temp sensor down by the left side near the fog light. Also unplug the blinkers/parking lights. This is why you need 2 friends. You will need work with the fenders to get them off - kind of a lift and separate.

5. There are 2 pressure plates holding the fenders to the fascia right at the seams on each side. Unbolt them.

6. Put the new fenders back on the fascia and reattach with the pressure plates being sure to line everything backup.

7. Reinstall the clip being sure to plug all the lights and temp sensor back in. Now would be a good time to test the lights to make sure you didn't miss something and that the temp sensor is working.

8. put the torx screws back in that hold the fascia to the engine bay.

9. bolt/screw the fenders back on

10. Put the fender liners back on

11. put the wheels back on

12. put the lights back in after cleaning the rails

13. Drink a beverage of choice and buy some pizza and admire your work.
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thanks for that im in for a good day or two next weekend i have all the parts painted and ready to go let you know how it goes
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:22 PM
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take some before and after pictures so we can all admire your handy work.

Good luck.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:12 PM
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didnt take before but here it looks now one busy afternoon new wings and bumper and polish with auto glym


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It looks reeeally good!
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:07 PM
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You have done well grasshopper. (It looks really nice - excellent job.)
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