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Old 05-23-2006, 11:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 95 VR4 and I'm getting ready to install a FMIC. Rather than just start taking things apart haphazardly, I'm looking for a little guidance on the process of removing the front bumper. Does anyone have some step by step instructions or advice to offer?
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Old 05-25-2006, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll bump/subscribe... we need a walkthrough for this anyway.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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same boat...someone direct us
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's not even worth a write up. There are screws that hold the top of the bumper cover on and screws that hold the bottom on. There are some plastic holders in the fender well as well as one real screw in the well at the top of the bumper. There are screws in the turn signal housing and a few in the headlight housing. There are plastic holders in the "mouth" of the bumper along the top of the opening. It will take around 45 minutes to get off if you haven't done it before, but it's pretty straight forward.
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do we need to remove any fender guards?
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do we need to remove any fender guards?
There are 3 or 4 of the plastic screws in the inner fender gaurd that go into the bumper, and the one screw I was talking about is behind the gaurd. You don't have to take the hole gaurd out though. When you remove the plastic screws, it's enough to get to the one real screw.
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For my 95 VR4, I ended up using the manual and it is very straight forward. In brief, from memory:

- remove the active aero (if you have it)
- remove the side lights (one screw and they pop out - disconnect eletrical plug)
- remove headlights (3 bolts on top and one on the side through the sidelight - disconnect electrical plugs (2) )
- remove 2 bolts from where the headlights were sitting on top of the bumper
- remove 3 bolts from the inside of each fender well (taking off the wheel well skirt for easy access - they're pretty high up there)
- remove 7 bolts from right in front of the radiator on top of the bumper
- remove 5 (?) plastic screws from lower air scoop

The bumper should slide straight out.

I think that was pretty much it. I'll check at home tonight and update this post if I see that I missed any major steps
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For my 95 VR4, I ended up using the manual and it is very straight forward. In brief, from memory:

- remove the active aero (if you have it)
- remove the side lights (one screw and they pop out - disconnect eletrical plug)
- remove headlights (3 bolts on top and one on the side through the sidelight - disconnect electrical plugs (2) )
- remove 2 bolts from where the headlights were sitting on top of the bumper
- remove 3 bolts from the inside of each fender well (taking off the wheel well skirt for easy access - they're pretty high up there)
- remove 7 bolts from right in front of the radiator on top of the bumper
- remove 5 (?) plastic screws from lower air scoop

The bumper should slide straight out.

I think that was pretty much it. I'll check at home tonight and update this post if I see that I missed any major steps
I had 8 to 10 bolts on the under side of my bumper. Non active aero, that may be the difference.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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headlights & turn sigs must be removed for 2g cars, too?
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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headlights & turn sigs must be removed for 2g cars, too?
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