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    Tried to remove my front bumper as per How 2 so I could remove the chrome V for colourcoding. Discovered that the passenger side of the bumper appears to be glued into the clips. I guess it's had some front end damage before I owned it.

    The downside is I can't get the front bumper off without wrecking it and so far I've been unsuccessful at trying to remove the chrome V with the bumper on.

    I take it it's not really a good idea to try and colour code it with it in place especially since I don't have a garage. GRRRRR

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    bummer. Just be wary that at some point you may need to remove the bumper if you have to change a bulb

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    crap, I never thought of that. guess I better start saving my pennies for a new bumper

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    What part are you stuck at mate ?

    2 screws in each wheel arch
    4 screws/plastic things holding bumper to underside of car
    4 torx bolts along the top

    Where is the glue your mentioning
    Last edited by spennny; 29th May 2009 at 07:33.

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    I took off the 3 screws under each arch and then took the plastic rivet things off from underneath the car. I then pulled the bumper off the clip at the drivers side (at the wheel arch) and then went to do it at the passenger side. It won't come off at the passenger side and I can see some sort of adhesive in there, it seems to be all along the panel gap from the headlight to the wheel arch

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    Can you not get a sharp knife behind it and cut through it ?

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    Wow, you actually have to remove the bumper for that !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_647 View Post
    Wow, you actually have to remove the bumper for that !!!

    Do you mean to change a bulb, its easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    Can you not get a sharp knife behind it and cut through it ?
    I haven't tried yet. I was so annoyed and also worried about damaging the bumper and/or paintwork. I'm guessing there is probably glue behind it too actually in the clip that the bumper goes into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxvillain View Post
    I haven't tried yet. I was so annoyed and also worried about damaging the bumper and/or paintwork. I'm guessing there is probably glue behind it too actually in the clip that the bumper goes into.

    I cant remember seeing a clip behind the bumper mate tbh, rear ones yes, But not on the front

    I have had mine and others of so many times,
    Last edited by spennny; 29th May 2009 at 09:59.

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