The Honda Accord is a dependable, efficient economy car designed to handle all of the abuse you can throw at it. This car often lasts for hundreds of thousands of miles and gets better mileage than most of the vehicles on the road. Because of its long lifespan, sometimes the body of the car will become damaged and need to be replaced. Removing the rear bumper due to damage may seem complicated; however, it is actually quite simple if you follow a simple step-by-step process.
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Things you need
- Socket wrench
Crawl under the rear (or front, depending on which bumper you are replacing) of the car and locate the bumper mounting bolts that hold the bumper to the car frame. There should be four of them.
Use the socket wrench to remove the four mounting bolts and have your assistant hold the bumper in place while you disconnect the number plate lights' wiring harness from the back of the bumper.
Pull the bumper up and away from the car frame until it comes loose. Discard or sell the old bumper and mount a new one in its stead by reversing Steps 1 to 3.
Slide the new bumper into place and reconnect any wiring harnesses. Tighten down the mounting bolts and check for alignment with the other body panels.
Tips and warnings
- Depending on whether your bumper is dented and/or mangled, you may have difficulty removing the mounting bolts. Therefore, it is always useful to have a small hand-held grinder handy in case you need to just cut the bolts and remove the bumper.
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