Remove an Astra G Front Bumper.
Astra-Sport Disclaimer - Please note that this is a guide only and Astra-Sport take NO responsibility for any damaged caused to yourself or vehicle whilst using this guide. If you are unsure how to do something leave it to the professionals. Your Insurance and warranty might be invalidated if this modification is done.
No.20 Torx bit (star shaped)
Small flat bladed screw-driver.
A pair of long nose plyers
Before doing anything to your car lay a blanket in front of the front wheels under your bumper. This will protect your bumper from getting scratched when you take it off.
Turn your front wheels to full right lock, This will enable you to get to the screw in the left wheel arch.
Using the No20 Torx bit, undo both screws around the wheel arch.
Note – This bumper is fitted with an lip.
Then turn your wheel to the opposite lock and repeat for the other side.
Working under the car you need to locate the three clips holding the bottom of the bumper to the car.
To remove these clips,
You have to extract the pin in the centre, then pull the outer away. I found it easier to lever out the pin with a Flat bladed screwdriver and pull it out with some long nose plyers.
Before removing any more clips, release the brackets at each wheel arch.
To do this, carefully prise out the tab at the top of the arch.
The bumper is also slightly held in under the wing but it should release quite easily.
All that is holding the bumper on now, is the two clips at the top of the bumper.
To access these clips, open your bonnet.
Removing these clips is the same as the others.
If you rest your knees agains’t the bumper it wont move as you remove the last clip.
Your bumper should then just lift away from the car and rest on the blanket.
You’ll need to unclip the Air temperature sensor.
and the front fog lights (if fitted)
Then your bumper should be “off” the car.
To refit your bumper it is, in true Haynes manual style, exactly the opposite of removal. But things to watch out for are.
When refitting the brackets in behind the arch, the bumper may not sit correctly under the wing. A soft tap on the bumper with the palm of your hand will help it back in place.
When fitting the lower clips it is easier to fit the outer part of Clip B in position then push the pin in to hold it in place.
Thank to Brad for the loan of his car for this “How to”
(I know this is the techincal guide as a PDF file)