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My 2009 toyota matrix rear bumper cover has been coming off. I tried to unscrew and reposition it but cannot get the section under the tail light to sit in there properly as it seems to fall under where the clips are. do I need a special tool or is my bumper cover warped and need replacing?

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I just changed out a tailight on my 2000 Nissan Xterra, so I assume it may be similar. You have to pop the plastic strip which runs across the back. There are pop rivits in it.

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SOURCE: 2005 Honda Accord Front Bumper cover replacement

easy there is a screw on both sides were bumper and fender meet just pop back fender liner its a phillips head. Then pop hood remove clips on black trim infont of radiator. Underside where bumper goes under car remove those clips and 10mm bolts after all is removed bumper just pulls off ...... may have to give it a hard **** a few times but it will come off. Should only take 15-20min to remove if its your first time

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for the most part you only need a screwdriver and a pair needle nose pliers try these websites www.alldatadiy.com also www.taurusclub.com wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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