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How to Replace Rear Bumper 05-11 Honda Civic

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  1. step : Removing the Rear Bumper Cover (0:23)
    • Pry out two push clips from splash shield underneath bumper
    • Remove four self-tapping screws from fender liner with Phillips screwdriver
    • Remove two 5mm Allen bolts from under trunk lid
    • Firmly pull bumper sides out of bracket
    • Remove bumper cover
  2. step : Installing the Rear Bumper Cover (3:09)
    • Line bumper cover in place
    • Snap in bumper cover sides and push it in clips
    • Tighten two 5mm Allen bolts to bumper
    • Tighten four self-tapping screws from fender liner on either side
    • Push in two push clips to splash shield

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To remove the rear bumper, we've got our car up on the lift, but you could do this on the ground. This is just a little easier to show. When you go underneath the bumper, there's two push clips. This one's already pretty loose. I'm going to take a plastic prying tool. You get this from and kind of work it in there, and pry it out. You can use a flat-bladed screwdriver, too. Sometimes these get stuck. So that's actually out. Pry underneath this one. Sometimes you need to use a flat bladed screwdriver or a metal push clip tool. Just kind of pull it out. Pull this one all the way out. So the bottom of the bumper is loose. I've got rocks up in there. There's some screws in here. There's one up in here, and then three on the edge we're going to remove.

I'm going to start by using a Phillips head screwdriver on this upper one, and this'll be identical for the other side. These are all self-tapping screws. These big flat head ones are going to go in the bumper here, though, so you want to just keep track of these. We didn't have to take our entire wheel off. There's enough space, and our bumper cover is ready to come loose on this side. So remove these screws just like the other side. Inside, underneath the trunk lid, on either side, there are five millimeter wide flathead bolts. We'll put a five millimeter Allen key in here. Just thread these out. Put that bolt aside, and the same on this side. These are kind of rusty, so I'm just making sure it sits in there nice and then removing it. Now, firmly pull the bumper out of the bracket. It's going to sound like it's breaking, but it's just popping out of the clips. The bracket goes all the way around. I'm just going to hang the bumper like that. I'm going to go over to the other side and do the same. Now, you can lift the bumper straight off the car.

We're going to reinstall our bumper. I'm going to go straight forward with it. Well, make sure to capture that bracket. It kind of goes in between. Capture the bracket that's underneath the trunk opening. Go over here. Get these lined up. Just push the bumper back into the clips. Reinstall these two bolts that go on either side of the trunk opening. I'm just going to kind of get it started by hand. Push the bumper up into place. These might be something else other than a five millimeter Allen key, but because it was so rusty, that's what worked for us. Push this trim back up into place. Pull the bumper out a little bit. Maneuver it in place. Install this Phillips head screw. You can install these three flathead self-tapping screws, and then repeat for the other side. Reinstall our push clips.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Hex Wrenches

  • 5mm Hex Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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