If you’re a bit of a handy person, you’re quite likely keen to handle the vast majority of the maintenance to be done on your Fiat 500, but some are more challenging than others and necessitate the removal of body parts or elements to access the part you want to operate on. We want to help you in this process. That’s why today we are going to see how to remove the bumper from a Fiat 500. This process is not very challenging and you should have the ability to do it with few equipment. To accomplish this, first we will discover how to remove the front bumper of your Fiat 500, then how to remove the rear bumper of this one.
How to remove the front bumper from a Fiat 500
So let’s start our content with the front bumper of your Fiat 500. To remove it, you will just need a set of ratchet wrenches, some screwdrivers and torx bits. Here are the guidelines you will have to adhere to in order to disassemble the bumper of your Fiat 500 in good conditions:
- If you want to be more comfy, we encourage you to put your Fiat 500 on stands and to remove the front wheels to have a good access to the whole front bumper.
- Open the bonnet of your car: Would seem obvious, but you will need to have access to the bumper attachment in your engine compartment.
- Take away the wheel arches: They’re also referred to as fenders, but they’ll get in the way and prevent you from accessing all the screws on the front bumper of your Fiat 500. Depending on your motor vehicle features and the year of your model, you will also be able to find staples, to get this done, you will just have to use a staple extractor or to do it gently with a big flat screwdriver, and use a lever to open the staple.
- Then you will have to unscrew the screws that is from behind your mudguard and that locks the front bumper of your Fiat 500 on the sides.
- Unscrew the screws or remove the clips on the upper part of the bumper in the engine compartment.
- Now it’s time to go underneath your Fiat 500 to unscrew the bolts that are on the chassis of the motor vehicle, you will find some in the middle of the bumper and on the sides.
- Be sure you disconnect the connection of the plate lighting and the distance control sensor if you have it.
- Carefully remove the front bumper by first unclipping the sides. If it doesn’t come off, you quite likely forgot a screw or a clip. Think of employing a carpet or other to avoid that it gets scratched by touching the ground.
That’s it, you’ve seen all the steps of how to remove the front bumper from your Fiat 500, to reassemble it adhere to the steps in the opposite way.
How to remove the rear bumper from a Fiat 500
And to finish, whether or not the process is quite similar, we will look at the case of removing the rear bumper from your Fiat 500. For each step to avoid repeating ourselves we will exclusively give you the broad outlines, refer to part 1 if you have any doubts or questions for more details.
- Start by executing the same first step, that is, lift your Fiat 500 and take out your rear wheels in order to have an optimal working area to remove the bumper of your Fiat 500 without trouble
- Remove the rear wheel arches of your Fiat 500 to access the side bumper side brackets
- Open your trunk
- Take away the side brackets in your wheel arches to make it less complicated to remove the bumper from your Fiat 500.
- Take out the lower bindings below your Fiat 500.
- While doing so, make sure un plug the rear license plate light and the reverse radar sensors if you are equipped with them.
- Unscrew the top brackets from the top of the trunk.
- Now all you have to do is remove the rear bumper from your Fiat 500, adhere to the same process as for the front bumper
Here, you have learned through these two parts, how to remove the bumper from a Fiat 500 whether it is the front one or the rear one the solutions are essentially the same and it is enough to be meticulous to make everything go well.
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