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Removing front bumper

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by J17_KNO, Feb 19, 2013.

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    Hi guys,

    I know this has been covered and I have found a couple how to's but just have one question.

    I want to take of my front bumper as the passenger headlight appears to be loose at the bottom. I don't have a problem doing this as I used to do it quite regularly on my golf.

    However I don't want to upset the alignment of the bumper in any way when I put it back on. Do you think if I just take my time and follow the step by step guide I won't have a problem?

    Thanks

    justin
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    If its loose, then just lift bonnet & check the torx bolts are tight, 1 is on top in full view, other 2 are on left/right & down in a hole about 15-20 cm's using something like a T30-35 head bit, before removing bumper & you wont have a problem with shaping.
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    So I can tighten all of the bolts without removing bumper then?
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    Yes.
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    Should have no problem. Ive never seen or heard anyone experiencing mis-alignment problems when refitting the front bumper.
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    That's kl I'll get on that, if I can open the bonnet that is!! Stupid cable! Although I've read up on it so got plenty to try!

    I don't think I've ever heard of misalignment either but just want to make sure, it would just be my luck to ruin it! Ha ha

    thanks guys
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    The bumper basically guides itself into position, dont need to worry too much about it :)
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    I think I'll see if I can tighten the light up without the bumper off but feel more reassured if I do have to take it off
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