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How do I remove the back bumper (plastic) on a 2003 toyota camry?

My husband backed out of our driveway just as the neighbor across the street backed out of her driveway, and they collided. She was in a van that sustained a small scratch, while my camry has a dent about the size of a football in the rear bumper. We do not want to put in an insurance claim , so will be repairing the damage ourselves (hopefully). The first step is to take off the bumper before we can "pop out" the dent. There are some scratches at either end of the dent. Can you advise as to how to remove the bumper? Thanks

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You can heat the bumper heat gun ( you can rent one i think?)
this will soft the bumper so you push it out easily on the car

1. inside your trunk remove small back clips in trim panel
2. remove tail lamp four 8mm nut perside unplug wires
3. remove black clips under tail lamps ( flat head screwdriver to pull center of the clip up slowly then remove the hole clip)
4. three if the some clips are bottom if the bumper
5. three or four 10mm nuts in side the quarter panel on the right and left side
6.four s shape clips are top bumper that will pull loose
7. with some help slide bumper by pulling it off it
8. when you reinstall the bumper you may need to tape the strophe reinforcement in place

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