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Old 03-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Urgent Help Needed - Front Bumper Removal

Hi guys

Started working through my TT parts install and got stuck at the front bumper.

I have removed all the clips and bolts but just cant work out how to unclip it from the far sides under the indicator

I can pull it out a few mm only but from there it wont budge

Is there a special technique?
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Urgent Help Needed - Front Bumper Removal

have you checked this out
All-Pro Bumper and Warn M8000 Install (High Pic Count)
the first half might help, otherwise use the search function top left of forum and read, read, read
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Urgent Help Needed - Front Bumper Removal

ive read and even have bookmarked alot of diy threads, but everyone just says pull on it
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Re: Urgent Help Needed - Front Bumper Removal

There is a clip behind the corner of the bumper cover right up next to the front of the fender flair. You have to grab the corner of the bumper and kind of roll it off the clip while lifting off the top of the clip at the same time.

Lots of these clips get broken because people try to force them. Take your time with it. The second side is easier as there is less tension on the bumper cover once you release one side.
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I busted both of these plastic brackets this past week removing mine to paint. Pull the corner of the bumper out to the side of the truck and then forward off the the truck. I tried a little super glue to fix the pieces, but didn't accomplish much. Honestly though, all the gaps and joints look just fine and stable now with everything put back together, even with the broken brackets.


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thanks fellas ill give it another go tomorrow
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Re: Urgent Help Needed - Front Bumper Removal

Also, watchout for this clip. It is also a part of the bummer corner retainer and engaged to the edge/side lip of the bumper.

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Nestah that was the clip that was giving me the trouble - finally got the bumper off last night and was able to install my TT trim

Have to do the rear bumper now lol
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Nestah that was the clip that was giving me the trouble - finally got the bumper off last night and was able to install my TT trim

Have to do the rear bumper now lol
Good news.
The rear bumper is a lot easier to remove.
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Good news.
The rear bumper is a lot easier to remove.
Doesn't the rear bumper 3 of the same hard to release front bumper clips on each side though?

Once ive undone all the bolts, do i simply pull it back or there is a trick for the rear bumper too?
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