How to Replace Bumpers on an Audi

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How to Replace Bumpers on an Audi
This classy Audi A4 is modified with a new front bumper. (VOITUE (avant) ref 1459 image by Marie-Thérèse GUIHAL from Fotolia.com)

Known for it's luxurious vehicles and distinctive European designs, Audi holds many design awards, including the 2010 Most Beautiful Brand award. Best Cars of 2010 award winners, the Audi A3 and A4, both have classy and aggressively styled front and rear bumpers, including similar front grilles. It costs less and it is more time-efficient to remove the front and rear bumpers and replace them with new ones than it does to repair them when they are damaged. The bumpers must also be replaced when adding a body kit or modifying the Audi with aftermarket bumpers.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • T30 Torx screwdriver
  • T25 Torx screwdriver
  • Ratchet wrench set
  • Allen wrench set

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Lift the front of the Audi, using a jack, to bring the front wheels off the ground. Support the car on jack stands.

  2. 2

    Open the bonnet of the Audi A3 and use the T30 Torx screwdriver to unscrew (counterclockwise) the three T30 Torx screws located at the top edge of the front bumper, above the grille, . On the Audi A4, remove both T25 Torx screws, located on top of both headlights, and loosen both screws found on both sides of the headlights with a T25 Torx screwdriver. Gently pull out the headlights and disconnect the wiring by pressing the metal clips behind them.

  3. 3

    Remove the three nuts located at both front fenders of the A4, using the ratchet wrench. Gently pull out both lower grilles located by the fog lights and loosen, but do not remove, both bolts there, using an Allen wrench.

  4. 4

    Remove (on the A4) the four T25 Torx screws located at the edge of both front wheel arches, with one screw located underneath each arch liner, and pull out the arch liners, two thin plastic pieces located above the front wheels.

  5. 5

    Remove the two bolts located underneath both headlights of the Audi A3 at the inside of the front bumper, using a ratchet wrench.

    How to Replace Bumpers on an Audi
    Remove the bolts located underneath the headlights of the Audi. (sports car headlight image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)
  6. 6

    Remove the seven T25 Torx screws located at the bottom edge of the front bumper of the A3.

  7. 7

    Unplug the wiring and tubing located inside the front bumper (on the driver's side) to disconnect them from the fog lights, horn, and the left headlight washer. Disconnect the right headlight washer tube, located at the passenger's side of the front bumper.

  8. 8

    Gently pull and remove the front bumper of the Audi.

  1. 1

    Open the boot and pull and remove both boot liners, located at either side of the boot, and remove the five nuts located at both sides of the rear bumper using a ratchet wrench.

  2. 2

    Remove the three bolts located at the edge of both rear wheel arches. Pull out the rear arch liners and remove the two T25 Torx screws located at each side of the wheel arches.

  3. 3

    Lay down on the ground and, from underneath, remove both T25 Torx screws, located at the bottom edge of the rear bumper.

  4. 4

    Pull gently to remove the rear bumper of the Audi.

  5. 5

    Reverse the steps to replace both front and rear bumpers with new ones.

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