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    Removal of rear bumper?

    Afternoon all

    In the process of removing the rear bumper on my car

    I've removed the torx bits running along the top of the bumper, and the ones under the light clusters, the ones underneath the car

    But its still held on towards the arches, it looks like there are two screws there, but I'm not sure if they are screws or not or just like panel clips?

    Anyone know?
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    They are screws - one at the top, and one at the bottom of each arch

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    Just as good as I asked before yanking it off!

    Going to have to scrape off all the mud and that though now

    I tried some bits on there, are they torx bits do you know?

    Thanks for the reply
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    sorry - yeah they are torx screws and usually rusted solid, so give them a squirt of WD40

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    Great, in the process of trying to remove those screws, I've rounded off the heads

    How would I go about getting them off now?
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    ff's these's bumpers are a pain in the srse



    if the screw comes out about 5mm.but wont move anymore cut a slit in the black liner from the screw to the the edges(do the same for the bottom screw corners) the slit will allow the liner to slip over the screw then pull the liner back. then when you see the bumper bracket doo the same for that.


    so imagine the bumper bracket is a D shape. you want too slice/cut the curved section n the middle then it will pull over the screw. then when you putting it back togethor just hook it back over the screw. the side bumpper mounts are strong enough to hold the bumper without the screw if they wernt there anyway. but that way you'l still have them hooked over the screw.

    do that and it will save hours of drilling the haed off
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    my bumper is still not sitting straight on the car, how do i adjust it so there is no gap under the light? Are there small clips that can be bent upwards or something? Bodyshop was a waste of time in MHO... not happy..
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