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How to Replace Front Bumper Cover 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

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How to Replace Front Bumper Cover 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta

Created on: 2015-01-19

Replace the cracked, dented or peeling bumper cover on your 05-10 Volkswagen Jetta after watching this 1A Auto video to learn how.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the two clips on top of the grille with a Phillips screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips screws below the grille
    • Push in the tabs on the top of the grille
    • Pull up on either side of the grille
    • Remove the grille
  2. step 2 :Loosening the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the T25 screw from the fender
    • Remove the four T25 screws in the wheel well
    • Repeat the process on the other side
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws on the top of the bumper
    • Remove the series of T25 screws along the bottom of the bumper
  3. step 3 :Removing the Side Marker Light
    • Pry out the side marker light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull out the side marker light
    • Twist the bulb socket out of the light
    • Pull the bulb off of the socket
    • Repeat the process on the other side
  4. step 4 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Pull off either end of the bumper cover
    • Disconnect the side marker harness from the clip on either side
  5. step 5 :Tightening the Bumper Cover
    • Insert the bumper cover into place
    • Tighten the two T30 screws to the top of the bumper
    • Tighten the five T25 screws in the wheel well
    • Clip the side marker light harness to the bumper on either side
  6. step 6 :Installing the Side Marker Light
    • Push the bulb socket into the light
    • Push the side marker light into place, starting at the front
  7. step 7 :Reinstalling the Bumper Cover
    • Tighten the series of T25 screws along the bottom of the bumper
  8. step 8 :Reinstalling the Grille
    • Line up the tabs on the grille with the slots on the vehicle
    • Push the grille into place
    • Tighten the two Phillips screws below the grille
    • Tighten the two clips on top of the grille with a Phillips screw

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

    T25 Driver

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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 we're going to show you how to remove and replace the bumper cover on this 2005 Volkswagen Jetta. The items you'll need for this is a T25 and T30 Torx driver or bits with a ratchet, and a Phillips screwdriver and flat blade screwdriver.

Start off by removing these two T25 Torx bolts. Then remove the two Phillips screws down at the bottom of the grille. There's one on either side. We'll just fast-forward as Mike removes these. Now push in these tabs and then pry the grille up. There's one tab on either side. Before doing the other tab you want to make sure that the grille is pulled up on this side, so it won't just snap back in. Then release that side and your grille will pull free.

Now remove this T25 screw right here, and then these four T25 screws below it in the wheel well. We'll fast-forward as Mike removes those. Then you want to repeat this process on the other side. Now remove these two T30 Torx screws. Now, along the bottom of your bumper, you'll see this series of T25 screws, just go ahead and remove all of those. Now push in your side marker lights, pry out the back, and then it will pull free. Then you can just pull the bulb out. After you've done that on both sides, just start pulling out on the bumper cover. Then reach back and disconnect the harness clip from either side, and then your bumper cover's free.

Now we'll fast-forward as Mike pushes the bumper cover back into place, and then replaces those two T30 screws at the front and tightens them up. Then replace the five T25 screws in the wheel well on either side. Now reach down behind your side marker light, and just pull the harness up and feed it through. Then re-clip it onto that lip on the bumper cover, and then repeat this process on the other side. Now reconnect the wire to the side marker light, and then push the front in first and then the back. Then replace this series of T25 screws on the bottom of the bumper.

Take your new grille and line up these two tabs into these two slots. Just push the grille back into place and then snap it back in at the top. We'll fast-forward as Mike replaces those two T25 screws and then the two Phillips screws on the bottom of the grille. You want to make sure that you push the grille and bumper together so that the screw will go all the way through.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver
  • T25 Driver


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