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How To Remove Front Bumper Cover 01-05 Honda Civic

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  1. step : Removing the front bumper cover (1:00)
    • Pop the hood and secure it
    • Pry up the push clips on top of the grille.
    • To remove the push clips, pry up the center and this releases the body of the clip.
    • Remove the fasteners underneath the bumper cover either with a Phillips or flat blade screwdriver.
    • Remove the 8 mm bolts in the wheel wells.
    • Starting on the sides, pull the front bumper cover off.
  2. step : Install the front bumper cover (3:50)
    • Clip the bumper cover into place.
    • Bolt in the 8 mm bolts in the wheel wells
    • Start fastening the bumper cover in place with the push clips and screws.
    • To use the push clips, have the center pulled out and place the body of the clip into the anchor point
    • push the center of the clip down and into the body of the clip.


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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front bumper cover on this 2003 Honda Civic, pretty much the same procedure for any 2001 to 2005 Civic. You need to remove the bumper cover to make repairs sometimes to headlights or sometimes the windshield washer system, as well as possibly your radiator and A/C core.

Tools you'll need to get it off: A flat blade screwdriver, Phillips Screwdriver, and an eight millimeter socket with a ratchet or wrench. If you have issues, you may also need pliers and a hammer. To get one off, you shouldn't need the pliers and hammer, but a lot of times, the clips underneath are a little difficult to get out. In the front and remove four clips. And what you do is just pry 'em up on a center clip here. And then do it from a couple different angles. Once you get that up, set our bolts out, and then take the bolts out. Now, let's just speed up the film here as I just take those last two clips out.

Okay, underneath is the same thing. My leak hole does have a couple of Phillips screws here, but I don't think these are original. So they need to be Phillips screws or some other type of fastener. One on each side. Okay. And then there are clips just like the top side, and these are usually a little more difficult 'cause they usually have all kinds of sand all up in them.

And I'm actually going to just speed it up here. Like I said, these--they're the same thing you do on the top. You pull the center out of the clip out and then pull the clip itself out. But again, on the bottom, they get all kinds of sand lodged into them. And you'll send me kind of fight with them and even use a hammer. Basically what you can do is once, you'll probably get two or three of them out, but the others one you might break the edges of the center off. If you end up breaking them off, then you can use a hammer and a screwdriver and actually just push the center right through. You won't be able to re-use the clip, but at least you can get it out. And generally, if you have two or three clips for the bottom, you can put them back together. Obviously it's always best to use the number of clips that the factory provided and you can actually buy. Usually a hardware store has these clips in stock. You just have to look through their hardware. And they have a similar type of clip. And they're usually only a few cents each.

On each side, there's an eight millimeter bolt right up here over the front wheel. Okay, I'm taking and pulling out on the side. Other side. So out from the headlights, and the whole front fascia comes right out. Just make sure you feed it...underneath the headlights. Got a couple of my clips from here. Make sure it's underneath--just go underneath here, angle there. Put this up. Put all these clips in place, just to kind of hold it. All right. Push the inner fenders inside the fascia. Put these two clips back on. All righty. Push this up, over here. I'm just going to kind of fast forward here, as I put three of the clips back in the bottom, and also reinstall the two Phillips screws that hold the cover to the inner fenders of the corners. And keep that speed and momentum going as I reinstall the two eight millimeter bolts that hold each corner of the bumper cover up over the front wheels. Fender's all back together, and we get our new set of headlights, which really makes it pop.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket


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