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Old 06-28-2010, 12:11 PM
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Ok It took me about two hours, lack of proper tools.
10mm socket & wrench (1HOUR LOOKING FOR MISSING 10MM SOCKET)
socket extension (half an hour looking for socket extension)
Screw drivers (Flat Head & Phillip Head)




Remove poppers. You can do this by using a flat head screwdriver twisting motion. May want to use cloth at the head of the screwdriver to protect the poppers.
Remove the intake snorkle.
Remove the radiator shroud.


Remove 5 x 10mm bolts & disconnect the fog light plug.



http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...WellScrews.jpg

Remove the 10mm bolt & plastic screws inside your wheel well.
Do this for both driver while wheels are pointed to the passenger side &
passenger side while the wheels are pointed to the driver side. :P
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:18 PM
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Make sure to turn the wheel to one side to get to the screws & bolt in the wheel well.
I didnt use a jack or lift (which would make this job easier)
After bruised knees & elbows. (took 5 min break)


Remove 5 x 10mm bolts that hold your splash guard to your front lower bumper.
Remove 2 x poppers on each side. ok 4x poppers.

10mm bolt at the nose of your front bumper on the passenger side.

another 10mm bolt at the driver side.

all the fasteners are having a safety meeting here.
Some poppers are different so they hang out in respective location.
Top 10mm bolts are shorter than 10mm bolts at the bottom to hold the splash guard.

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...b/TeethTab.jpg
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:21 PM
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Ok, the tricky part of taking off the bumper.
Pull down a tad bit to clear the nub & pull outward gently (you dont need Hercules strength)









http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...crewBolt-1.jpg
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:24 PM
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Ok, this is kinda important to note on 5 x 10mm bolts on top has two metal washer ea. under the mounting points make sure you dont loose them.
They look like this...
they are from the second picture from 10mm bolts under the front bumper mounting brackets..easy to lose if you are not paying attention...



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Old 06-28-2010, 12:27 PM
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These are wheel well screws & screw/bolt...

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:28 PM
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This is bottom of front bumper splash guard poppers...

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:36 PM
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All the screws, bolts, poppers removed...
3 poppers & 2 screws for Radiator Shroud & Intake funnel.
5 x 10mm bolts & 10 x washer (2 ea. bolt)on top of Front bumper
1 screw/bolt & 2 screws on Wheel well each side x 2
4 poppers & 5 x 10mm bolts for bottom of Front bumper Splash Guard
2 x 10mm bolts for nose of the front bumper
Disconnect Fog light Plug!
Watch & pay special attention to White tabs...

Your front bumper is free to remove.
Reverse instructions for reassembly...

With the right tools this can be done in 15mins.
Happy modding DIY-fers

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/...crewsBolts.jpg







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File Type: jpg White plastic tab.jpg (49.1 KB, 36 views)
File Type: jpg White plastic tab 2.jpg (69.1 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg White plastic tab slot.jpg (93.9 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg Bottom Bolts.jpg (99.7 KB, 47 views)
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Great pics and write up!

Was there a particular order you pulled out the bolts and poppers and such? Remove all then pop off bumper?
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:18 PM
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Poppers first
screws second
bolt third
Disconnect fog light plug
Clearing the teeth tabs x 4 last (careful you dont break anything here.)

Just be careful as you remove the front bumper, I didnt need second set of hands although it might be a good idea.

On Reassembly pay attention to the white tabs & slots
Bottom splash guard must be @ the bottom of the front bumper. (bumper on top of splash guard)
So is the wheel well splash guard must be tuck back into the bumper...
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:12 AM
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Nice write up.
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