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5th Gen ('95-'99): Bumper Removal

Old 12-03-2015, 10:11 PM
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I am a happy owner of a 1998 Monte Carlo. I will be getting parts for my car tomorrow and two of the parts are the front/back bumpers. I have no idea where to start on removing them and replacing them with the salvage ones. They are the same original type of bumpers but in a color of red. Which I will be painting them soon. I just need to know what I need to remove and disconnect on the bumper so that my airbags don't go off and that I can make sure the new ones are put on properly.

Thank you and hope to hear from someone soon.
Old 12-04-2015, 07:36 AM
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I don't know if you have the option of stopping at a salvage yard. But if you do and they let you go check out the Junkers.
I have a U-pill it with in 50 miles and this visit can help learn about how this car is put together. some times I will take a detail photo.
this one is of the rear deck at speakers.
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Old 12-05-2015, 11:59 PM
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There are two nuts on each fender that hold the front bumper. Then the two pop rivets beside the headlights. Unplug the turn signals on the bumper and it should come off after that IIRC.

The rear bumper has one or two (I think only one) nut on each quarter panel. ~Six pop rivets where the trunk meets. You have to remove the tail lights, but that's easy. One wingnut and two other screws on each light, behind the carpet in the trunk. Again, be mindful of the bumper lights, including the license plate light for the rear bumper.
Old 12-06-2015, 07:42 PM
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Thank you for letting me know. I have been wondering how to do it. I will be buying them soon as I can.

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