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Remove rear bumper

1 : Rear bumper
2 : Bolts
3 : Expanding clip
4 : Service flap
5 : Bolts
6 : Nuts
7 : Retaining rail

Operation :
a) Remove trim from rear end center assembly (See "Remove paneling on rear center section")
b) Unscrew bolts (2) on left and right side of vehicle
c) Remove expanding clips (3)
d) Open service flap (4) and unscrew bolts (5)
e) Unscrew nuts (6)
f) Remove rear bumper (1) from vehicle (2 guys is better)

g) Install in reverse order
-> at stage f), ensure that rear bumper (1) is seated correctly in reatainig rails
-> at stage e), adjust gap between trunk lid and rear bumperand thighten nuts
-> at stage b), adjust transition between left anr rear fender and rear bumper (1) and tighten bolts (2)
-> Reinstall the rear center section (See "Remove paneling on rear center section")
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Thank you again Michel. Very useful information and procedure.

Admin, may we "sticky" this too? Thanks.


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