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How To Replace Remove Front Bumper Cover Hyundai Elantra 01-06

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How To Replace Remove Front Bumper Cover Hyundai Elantra 01-06

Created on: 2013-05-24

Need to remove or replace the front bumper cover on your 01-06 Hyundai Elantra? This video will show you how!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the three Phillips clips along the top of the grille
    • Remove the Phillips clips inside the grille
    • Remove the grille
    • Remove the Phillips clips from the bumper cover
  2. step 2 :Removing the Headlights
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from the headlight bracket
    • Disconnect the headlight wiring harness
    • Pull the headlight out
    • Push in the front end of the parking light and remove it
    • Disconnect the parking light wiring harness
  3. step 3 :Removing the Bumper Cover
    • Remove the Phillips head screws in the wheel well
    • Remove the 10mm bolt on the inside of the front bumper
    • Remove the Phillips clip from the top of the bumper
    • Remove the Phillips clip from underneath the bumper
    • Remove the two Phillips clips from inside the grille
    • Grab the end of the bumper on either side and remove it
  4. step 4 :Installing the New Bumper Cover
    • Insert the bumper cover in place
    • Insert the Phillips clip from the top of the bumper
    • Insert the 10mm bolt on the inside of the front bumper
    • Insert the Phillips clip from the top of the bumper
    • Insert the Phillips clip from underneath the bumper
    • Connect the parking light wiring harness
    • Push in the parking light
    • Insert the Phillips head screws in the wheel well
    • Insert the Phillips clips to the bumper cover
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Headlight
    • Line up the bolt holes on the headlight bracket to the bolt holes on the vehicle
    • Replace the 10mm bolts into the headlight bracket
    • Reconnect the wiring harness to the headlight
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Grille
    • Insert the grille into place
    • Insert the Phillips clips inside the grille
    • Insert the three Phillips clips along the top of the grille

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front bumper cover on this 2005 Hyundai Elantra. It is straight forward. It's a lot easier once you see how it's done. Only tools you'll need are Phillips and flat blade screwdriver, as well as a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension.

Locate your plastic fasteners with a Phillips head along the top of the grille and remove them. We'll speed it up here as we take the rest of those fasteners out. As you can see, they're basically all Phillips head, and hopefully, once you turn it counterclockwise, the screw will come up and out. If not, you'll have to pry underneath with a small screwdriver or your fingernail and pull up on the Phillips head.

Once the center comes out, then you can pull the rest of the clip out. I'm going to lift the top of the grille off. There are four Phillips head screws on the inside of the grille: two on this side and two over here. Then there's one more right in the center on the bottom. Then we'll just speed it up as we use a short Phillips screwdriver to remove those screws. Underneath, where you just removed the grille, you'll find a few clips that hold the bumper cover to the bumper reinforcement bar. Remove those.

Next, you'll want to remove the headlights by removing a 10mm bolt on the top and then using an extension and removing one further down. Then unplug the harnesses from the backside and pull the whole assembly out. Do this for both sides. I'm going to push in at the front edge. Get a little flat blade and push. Pull it out. Connector on the back just press in.

Find your two Phillips head screws that hold the bumper cover at the corner. This one you can use a 10mm socket. There's also a 10mm on the inside here and plastic back here. I'm just going to fast-forward. Use a Phillips screwdriver and a 10mm socket with a ratchet, then also the Phillips screwdriver to get the slip out and remove those fasteners from each side. Up underneath there are two fasteners on each side. They're the style that you pull the center out of and pull them down.

A lot of times they're missing on cars. These can be more difficult usually because there can be sand gummed up in the works and stuff. Then there are also two more fasteners that you get to from up underneath. Our car did not have a lower splash shield, but sometimes you'll find that there's a splash shield that pretty much connects the bottom of that bumper cover to the bottom of the radiator support. Our car didn't have one, not sure if that's how they come or if you may encounter one that you need to remove some fasteners and take off. I'm going to grab on the end here of the cover. Just give it a gentle pull. Do the same for this side.

To put the bumper cover back on just match up your holes. I'm going to put a couple of these bolts in just to hold it in place. Here I'm just going to fast-forward through. We use those first two bolts on the top just to hold things in place, then start the two bolts that are in behind the headlight. Now on each side put the bolt that goes up through the fender cover into the fender as well as the fastener that fastens the inner fender back to the fender. Do this for both sides. Make sure you can get to the harnesses for the two parking lights and snap them back in place.

Reconnect them first. Push them into the front and slide them back and in. Reinstall the clips that are on the side holding the lower fender closeout panel to the fender, and then also reinstall the middle clips up underneath. Tighten up the bolts that are in behind the headlights as well as the two bolts that hold the upper part of the fender cover to the radiator support.

Reinstall the two clips that hold the bumper cover to the bumper bar underneath where the grille mounts. Now re-install your lights. Remember to feed the outside in first and then feed the inside in. Start the three bolts and then tighten them up and reconnect your headlight as well as your parking lights and everything. Put the grille back in and reinstall the five screws. We'll speed up as we reinstall those screws and then tighten them up. You should be all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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