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How to Remove Bumper 09-11 Honda FIT

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How to Remove Bumper 09-11 Honda FIT

Created on: 2019-05-28

Learn how to remove the bumper on your 07-14 Honda Fit. The expert mechanics at 1A Auto will show you how in this video.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the fender well on each side
    • Pry out the body clips from underneath the bumper
    • Remove the Phillips screw from underneath the bumper
    • Remove the push-pins from the upper shield with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the bumper out from the fender well on each side
    • Pull the side of the bumper out and lift up on the tabs beneath the headlight with a trim tool
    • Pull the bumper off from the front
    • Disconnect the fog light wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Installing the Bumper
    • Connect the fog light wiring harnesses
    • Press in the clips underneath the headlight and near the fender well
    • Press the push-pins in on the upper shield
    • Tighten the Phillips screws underneath the bumper
    • Press in the body clips underneath the bumper
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the fender well on each side

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hey everyone. Sure here for 1A Auto. And today on our 2010 Honda Fit we're going to be removing the front bumper. If you need any parts for your car click on the link below and head on over to 1AAuto.com. You're going to need a Phillips screwdriver, first step. And right here in the fender well you're going to feel a little indent, and that's where there is a Phillips head type of screw. So I'm going to put the screwdriver right in there and take that off.

I have my vehicle here up on the drive-on ramps, which we sell at 1A Auto. You don't always need a lift or have accessible ability, accessibility to a lift. We'll use our jack stands or our ramp sometimes, and it works both ways. There you go. Once you take this screw out you're going to do the same thing on the other side, identical ... Now we're underneath and we're going to undetach the front bumper cover to the undercarriage. First spot over here is we have the plastic body clips. If your vehicle is in any condition like this one is, or has seen the likes of the ground, all these clips seem to be broken.

So it's not going to be surprisingly if they do break all the way around, but we have replacements. If you're going to start this job and you think, I've hit a few curbs in my life, it wouldn't hurt to get prepared to get some of these clips before you get down here. We actually sell these clips, in an assortment. I do believe it's for under $27 you get a whole assortment for your make and model. So you could get a whole assortment for a Honda, or whatever car you're currently working on. That one's really bad. This clip's broken completely off.

And there're identical spots on this side. See the notches I cut out? I'm going to use my body clip tool, and squeeze it in there. Pull down the cover part, and then the center piece comes right out. And one more over here by the front tire. You can use a flathead screwdriver, which I'll probably switch to. I got it. Then we have all these Phillip screw heads going all the way over. When the center pin breaks I put it up in because I'm going to be replacing it anyways. And then I just grab it, pull that out. That's going to get replaced.

Actually, all of them are. So now with my Phillips screwdriver I'm going to disconnect all these going straight across. Looks like there's four of them. Set those aside. Now we can go back up to the top. Now that we're up on the top here we're going to take off this top cover, and as you can see there's four, six, seven, eight, eight pins. I'm going to take a flathead screwdriver, and I'm going to pry underneath and just pop that right up. Just like that. And do that to all eight of them. Once I have all eight popped up I just grab the actual cover and pull up.

Just grab them, wiggle them, pull straight up. Now we can grab this cover. You got to move it past that latch, and get that out of the way. Now with the top fasteners and the underneath fasteners, and your Phillips screw from the fender well, you're going to grab the outer edge here. And in here there are little finger clips like. You're going to grab from and pull, just like that. You're going to do the same to the other side. With a body tool, because it's plastic, you'll see these clips in here. There's three of them underneath the headlight.

You're going to pry in there and pull out. I'll show you on the other side, there's three more. Grab the fender part here, pull on it, and you'll see that little tab. You lift up on that tab. Found a wrench. Not mine. Now I broke that side free, the passenger's side, I'm just going to grab the driver's side and give it a good tug. And now we have the fog light connectors. We can get to them a lot easier. You'll see there's a black clip here. Push down on that clip, and then push down on the wiring harness. I'm going to do the same to the other side.

Now we're ready to put the bumper cover on. Basically I'm going to hold it as close as I can, and I'm going to connect those fog light connectors again. As you can see, I got rid of most of the leaves. I did the fall cleanup. Now, the key here is to make sure you get the bottom cover lined up properly. And I like to do one right in the center, try to get it centered. And then I'll go from this side and I'll work my way over. Once you get it lined up you're just going to give it a good ... This is where I use the body tools if I need to. There we go.

As you can see, my bumper is a bit scratched up. If I had a bumper that wasn't already kind of beat I would definitely take painter's tape. You can get any at a hardware store or a painter's store. And I would just trim it along the line here knowing that I have to put a body tool in there where I'm going to be using my hand after. Just a little precaution to keep it nice and clean. Now we're going to put the center piece on in the top here. Just lining up with the latch the way it goes. It kind of falls right into place.

Now, see this lip here? We're just going to lift it up in the back, and slide it under. There we go. Nice and smooth. Put all eight pins back in. Basically once the center piece is pushed up these little fingers will close in. They fit right into the groove. Make it flush, and then push it down. It's easy. Push the last one down, and we're ready to go down below. I like to put the screw parts in first. I work my way from the center out. Now, I see what I see going on here. This bumper cover, pay attention to this from the top, I was working by myself. Two people at this point would've been nice, but it can be done.

Just make sure you put the bumper cover under the fender skirt. The actual splash shield, I mean. There we go. Now we can put the four screws in. I'm going to put those in first before I put the plastic push pins, so that way I know that I've got the threaded clips lined up. And it's easier to move it and manipulate it around. I'm going to put my plastic clips in. I did have some of the Honda clips from my assortment. One in the center. And don't be afraid to grab the bumper cover and shake it around until you get that centered in the steel. Then push the clip up. Last screw, and then we can put our last two plastic push pins in.

We got one right here. See the broken one still popping through? Sometimes when they're like that I just use my bottom of the screwdriver, and then last one was out here. Make sure that's gone through, snap it back. Now I'm going to put the screw in the fender well, line it up. There's an identical one on the other side.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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