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How to Remove Front Bumper 04-08 Nissan Maxima

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How to Remove Front Bumper 04-08 Nissan Maxima

Created on: 2021-01-16

Learn how to remove the front bumper from your 04-08 Nissan Maxima in this 1A Auto expert tutorial video.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Pry off two plastic clips from the top of the bumper cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws from the bottom of each inner fender
    • Pull each inner fender out from behind the bumper
    • Disconnect each side marker light wiring harness
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts inside each wheel well
    • Pry the plastic clips out of the splash shield with a flat blade screwdriver and pliers
    • Pull the bumper cover forward and off
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Bumper Cover
    • Push the bumper cover into place
    • Push the two clips into the top of the bumper cover
    • Push in the bumper cover
    • Push the inner fenders behind the bumper cover
    • Push the clips into the splash shield
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts inside each wheel well
    • Connect the wiring harness for each side marker light
    • Push each inner fender into place behind the bumper
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the bottom of each inner fender

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Flashlight

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove and re-install the front bumper cover on this 2005 Nissan Maxima. The procedure is basically the same for any '04 to '08 Maxima. The tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver, pliers, Phillips screwdriver, 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension and a flashlight.

Start with your hood open and remove two clips, one here, using a flat blade screwdriver, pry up on the center and then pull the clip up and out. This is free. Do the same thing over here on this side. Pry up on the center. Up underneath, in front of the wheels, are two Phillips screws. You'll want to remove those. Now you pull this out and pull your inner fender like that. You can pull this back. You can see the back of your side light. It's a little hard to film, but there's the connection right here. There's a tab on the outside. Pull that tab and disconnect it. Up inside, there is a 10mm bolt that you want to remove. Also, if you reach your hand further up in, you'll feel another one of those bolts. Generally, I find the best tool is a socket with an extension and ratchet. I'm just going to fast forward through removing those two bolts. Obviously, again, I'm doing this on the passenger side. You want to repeat the same procedure on the other side. There is a series of the pins on top and there are six right across here. It looks like this vehicle has been apart, since it only has two of the original ones. One is missing there and it's got a different style over here. The other option is you can take this apart up here, which has the same thing, a series of pins. You can see on this vehicle, it's actually got a bolt here and no pins here. It looks like they may have actually super-glued this together. I'll fast forward here again as I'm pulling the clips out. Just like on top, you pry the center out and then pull the clip down. On the bottom, they're a little bit more difficult usually, because sand and dirt has gotten in and it makes the clip difficult to get apart, so you'll probably need a screwdriver as well as a pair of needle nosed pliers. Once you've got those fasteners off, pull firmly on each side, out and firm. Grab it by the sides here. Pull forward and the whole fascia comes off.

Put the fascia in. You put the fascia on and then you put your two pins in the top, and just a note here: You can see that the grill is not there. I did do another video for replacing the grill, so you don't need to remove the grill. Don't feel you need to do that. It's just how I shot this basically. When you take your fascia off, you can put it right back on intact and everything. You want to push it in. Go underneath. Make sure that goes up and over. Do the same thing on this side, up and over. I'm just going to speed it up as I put those clips in the bottom of that panel. Load the bolts in here and then what you can do is pull out on your fender. You put the bolt up through first and push it in and start it into the fender. Make sure that that one is started, Then start this one. Same thing, you hook it up through. Then start in the fender. Start it up in. When it starts getting tight, push in on your fender a little bit and make it nice and flush. I think this one is in. Here, I'm just reaching in, grabbing the harness for that cornering light and plugging it back in. Now, push your fender back up and in. Now reinstall the two Phillips screws underneath. Obviously, repeat the procedures for the other side and you should be all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Flashlight

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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