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#66543 - 09/12/05 06:32 PM Removing C5 Front Bumper??
poker555 C5 Offline
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Registered: 09/11/05
Posts: 22
Loc: San Jose California
I need some tips on removing the front bumper cover on my C5 coupe. I need to have it painted. I need to remove it to fix my foglight bracket also. Does it come off easily after taking all the bolts out.?

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#66544 - 09/12/05 08:47 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
vette747 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 574
Loc: Montreal
1- Remove the front license plate
2- Remove the plastic headed screws attaching the fascia license plate opening to the absorber. (Behind the license plate).
3- Raise the vehicle.
4- Remove air deflector and the left and right outer valance. (spoiler)
5- Remove the bolts attaching the fascia to the skid bar.
6- Remove the bolts attaching the fascia to the radiator support
7- Remove the fascia lower close out panel. (The same one we need to remove to change the bulbs).
8- Remove the bolts attaching the wheelhouse panel to the fascia.
9- Disconnect the fascia harness connector. (for the drl, parking, etc.) Located on the passenger side.
10- Remove the nuts from the fender reinforcement studs. Located at the upper corners.
11- Disconnect the front brake caliper cooling ducts from the fascia.
12- Lower the vehicle
13- Remove the push-pins attaching the fascia upper flange to the fascia retainer. Located where we put the hoodseal.
14- Remove the fascia.
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#66545 - 09/12/05 09:42 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
poker555 C5 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/11/05
Posts: 22
Loc: San Jose California
WOW, That was very nice of you. Thank you very much. Very helpful information.

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#66546 - 09/13/05 04:19 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
leadfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/31/01
Posts: 5086
Loc: Pennsylvania
Great post 747 hammer
Sounds like you been there before lol
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#66547 - 09/13/05 05:55 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
leadfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/31/01
Posts: 5086
Loc: Pennsylvania
Hey Carol
Is Montreal gonna have a Stanley Cup team on the ice this year?
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#66548 - 09/13/05 11:22 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
vette747 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 574
Loc: Montreal
Yes! The Montreal Canadian training camp starts tomorrow morning. We will have good hockey games this year for sure.
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Stock 1984 & 1997 A4 Z51 3.15. BestTime 13.36 on Michelin Pilot. Hawk HPS for braking. Corsa for the sound.

I drive a Vette or I stay home.
Visit my web site at: http://pages.videotron.com/vette747/

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#66549 - 09/14/05 02:35 PM Re: Removing C5 Front Bumper??
MiCorvette-Tool guy Offline
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Registered: 12/17/02
Posts: 1928
Loc: Michigan
Go Wings too!

Ok well sometimes!

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