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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Humm ... I removed it a couple years ago ... so I am working with a feeble memory.
I think it is held on with 8 or maybe 10 fasteners total. 4 (as I recall) are 10MM hex bolts, and 6 (again, as I recall) are philips screws.
The front (just behind the bumper) is held in place with a grove that the lower lip of the front bumper fits into. (Again, not sure.)
I did take off the lower covers, inside each fender (my original intent, but I decided to take down the center cover for ease of repair ... I had hit something on the highway that broke the lower right cover).
With the car still on the ground, I did it all with no problem. If you could just get it up high enough to get your head underneath ... understanding the problems in doing that ... You should be able to see everything you need to fix.
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge."
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