How do I install front & rear bumper covers on a 1999 Honda CRV?
I had a bad accident with my 1999 Honda CRV. All my repairs are done, except I need to install the front & rear bumper covers. I bought the bumper covers online for a reasonable price, but I don't know what hardware I might need to install them. Also, I can't find any step-by-step instructions for the installation. I'd rather do it myself than hire someone, especially because it doesn't seem like a very difficult job once I have the instructions. Any pointers to where I can find an answer, or can someone give me step-by-step instructions? Thank you very much!
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you have a painted numer cover over the bumper that must be removed, before you can access the bumper and remove it, remove all attaching hardware that attaches the bumper>reinstall and align front bumper install bumper cover and align, and paint as neccessary, I wouldtake it to a body shop and have it repaired if you have not done this repair before as you may find misalignment and seized hardware.
Installation of a front bumper can be
complicated. These helpful instructions may help a person with this
task. If you choose to install a bumper yourself, please be cautioned
that professional installation is always recommended. Please confirm
before you start that your safety equipment has been applied to you,
your car and your new bumper. These 10 easy steps can make a difficult
install relatively easy.
The following steps are detailed instructions that you can follow. It
is very important that you make sure to read each step carefully and
1. Look closely at the new bumper and your car for screws, bolts and
clips. Remove these pieces from your existing front bumper and place
them in a safe area. Follow this by the full removal of the cars current
2. Next, test the fit of the new front bumper. Make sure that nothing
hinders with the placement and fit on the car.
3. If the fitment is correct the installation process may move
4. If the fitment is incorrect then the removal or repositioning of
certain components, such as reinforcement bars may be required. This is
because every car is different. If this is the case remove the element
and test fit the front bumper again. This should be done with caution
and is done at the installers own risk.
5. Most of the time the new aftermarket bumper is placed the exact
way the factory piece was. The most important key to great fitment in
installation is the drilling procedure. The holes should be drilled in
the places that will give the piece a great fit. Usually, these holes
will be drilled in the same place as the factory bumper. At this point
only mocking is required.
6. When the bumper is in place, shaving or filing maybe required.
Many parts will require this because certain areas are made with more
material to lower the risk of damage. Also, if a car has been in an
accident or previously modified, this may cause additional sanding,
cutting or filing.
7. Now that the front fits well, be very precise and drill the holes.
8. Prepping for paint is what needs to be done after the holes have
been drilled. Depending on what material the front bumper is made of
will determine the steps for prepping.
9. After the piece has been painted, clear coating may be
10. Make sure there are not any leftover parts and that everything is
secure. After this is done, your front bumper installation
process is complete.
Note the radio security code, then disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the bolt from the lower part of the bumper just in front of the wheel opening, and remove the self-tapping screw from the rear most portion of the bumper at the forward portion of the front wheel well.
On V6 Odyssey models, perform the following:
Remove the grille.
Remove the pins and clips from the lower front of the bumper.
On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, remove the bolts from the left and right side lower brackets for the bumper at the ends of the lower air intake.
Pull the ends of the bumper outward.
Have an assistant help guide the bumper up and away from the vehicle.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Very easy fix for DIY, when you get the new bumper cover you will be able to see all the mounting points so you can find them on your ould cover easier. I did one on an Escort awhile back, my first cover to do, and had it done in about an hour, includding beer time :-)
you have to go under the bumper and and look behind then look for the back of the lightbalb connection. if you see that. pull on it carefully. if rusted, spray some wd forty on it but make sure you dont get the wires with the wd forty
Should look for the bumper shocks and remove which ever is easiest, remove bumper then remove cover , replace cover and reinstall bumper, watch out for wires and clips might hold cover to side plastic.
There are 5 bolts holding the headlight assembly in place. 2 at the top and 3 underneath.
Remove the plastic cross piece by prising out the clips and then the grille clips too then unbolt the bolts eithr side under the wheel arch. The bumper is still fastened using cips. Pull the bumper forward to unclip.