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Is it a full bumper removal to pop these back ?

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C6 Chassis)' started by rich dj, Aug 9, 2014.

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    [Aug 9, 2014]
    This has been bugging me for a while now
    It's on a A6 C6 avant.
    And do they just click in or do I need to pop some mastic round the back to hold them? I'm sure they would have a catch but unable to see as yet.
    Can I get my hand behind the bumper?
    It's the middle 2 on the rear of the car.

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    [Aug 9, 2014]
    Note I have sucked them back to this position with a vacuum cleaner :) as they kept beeping constantly as they were a long way in.
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    [Aug 17, 2014]
    lol. love it , genius
    I would never have gave using a vac a thought
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    [Aug 18, 2014]
    Rear bumper is surprisingly easy to remove, dropped mine for the first time last week to get at these,

    3 torx at the rear side of each rear arch
    5 torx under the rear
    And 3 10mm nuts on either side, one under the tail light and 2 further toward the outside of the car
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    [Dec 23, 2014]
    How the heck do you remove the bold that's under the tail light. Mine looks like an 8 mm nut on a very long bolt which stops me putting a normal 8mm socket on ? am I looking at the correct one ( 2006 saloon)
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    [Dec 24, 2014]
    I managed to unscrew the lower plastic trim underneath the bumper and get my hand inside the bumper and pushed them back into place. I also used a little clear mastic to hold them in place as the retaining clips had broken and you can't see it. I used mastic so you can push it back if if they go faulty.
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    Use a long socket.

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    [Jan 4, 2015]
    Hi Royc
    Thanks for the info. I had no long reach sockets :-( but did manage to find a box spanner. :)
    All sorted now and thanks for the information, probably worth others knowing they will need a long 8mm socket for the bolt before they start .
    Have a good New Year
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