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How do i remove the rear bumper?

bieny Feb 3, 2005

  1. bieny

    bieny New Member

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    just picked up my audi towbar today and i need to remove the rear bumper to fit it, ive undone the 4 bolts in the boot but it wont slide back /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/froggie_red.gif
    has anyone done this before?
    cheers bieny
     
  2. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    yep the wheel liner is screwed to the bumper, remove then firmly pull the bumper to get it off.
     
  3. bieny

    bieny New Member

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    well ive had a look in the arches and there is a small flap of arch liner attached to the bumper (about 3" wide), but there is only 1 screw at the top and the rest are rivets. do i need to drill these out?
     
  4. QuantumJohn

    QuantumJohn Member

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    I did this on my Tdi and it was only screwed round the arches. There were four bolts - 2 each side in the boot floor. When you have unscrewed the bumper round the arches you then need to pull the lip of the bumper from around the arch - this is a pig of a job. Just when you think you are going to pull so hard that something is about to break it comes away!

    John
     
  5. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Forgot that last bit.
     
  6. fallmonk

    fallmonk Turbo Sport

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    OK got it
    brut force, ignorance and a large screwdriver did the trick! thanks for the help


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    Its amazing how that works so many things lol
     

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