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DIY: Front Bumper Removal

Semtex Posted the instructions below from his Photobucket, and I will post my own with photographs. The steps were not in the same order since I figured it out on

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post DIY: Front Bumper Removal

Semtex Posted the instructions below from his Photobucket, and I will post my own with photographs. The steps were not in the same order since I figured it out on my own without any complications.


1) Remove single pop rivet to ease prying the fender protector to get access to rear harness and connectors. Do the same for the other side.


2) Pry fender protector edge to get access to 10mm bolt. Do the same for the other side.


3) Remove 10 bolts underneath the bumper.


4) Lift the hood and remove 7 pop rivets holding the bumper.


5) Organization of the pop rivets and bolts for the front bumper assembly.


6) Get your hand behind the side, pull down slightly to unhook the end of the bumper where you removed the 10mm bolt from step 2 (oval cutout). Then lightly and quickly tug away from the car to unsnap the bumper from 4 hooks (rectangle cutouts). There are additional hooks underneath the headlamps. Do the same for opposite side.


7) You should be able to lift and pull the bumper from the grill area (easy to balance without any help).
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool, thanks!
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Great DIY. Thanks for posting. I'm not sure what you want me do
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Nice work. +rep for you sir.
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Very well done!

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Great DIY. Thanks for posting. I'm not sure what you want me do
Hahah I copied and pasted Semtex's Photobucket link, so it is not my own.
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Thanks for posting the front bumper removal process. Definetely a help when I have Stillen's CAI in hand.

+1 for the simplicity and photos.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for this, my G3 just got here!
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Wow. Looks much easier than removing the bumper from the 300zx was, but then again, maybe I was going about it the wrong way!
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after doing it a few times its really easy, i can do it in under 5 min with a small air ratchet i think.
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no ****. Is it just as easy putting it back on? I remember the headache i got from replacing my 300zx bumper when i bought it.
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any suggestions on easily removing those plastic pop rivets? I just used 2 flathead screwdrivers on either side and pulled like hell. I broke about 3 of them. Is there a pop rivet puller that anyone uses? This was prob the hardest part of removing the bumper lol
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any suggestions on easily removing those plastic pop rivets? I just used 2 flathead screwdrivers on either side and pulled like hell. I broke about 3 of them. Is there a pop rivet puller that anyone uses? This was prob the hardest part of removing the bumper lol
Removal:
Take a thin screwdriver or a dull awl and push in the center of the plastic pop rivet. This will allow the rivet to be removed easily.

Reinsertion:
Push the small center pin through the rivet to the top (don't remove it, but it should be sticking out of the head of the pop rivet). Push the rivet back in the hole and then press the center pin into the rivet to lock it back in place
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Thanks so much for this! I did a stillen gen 3 long tube on my car tonight and got everything I needed to know about getting the bumper off from this site. You guys rock!
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little confused where is the pictures step by step?
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