Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Bumpers - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Bumpers - removal and refitting


Warning: Under no circumstances should the vehicle be
driven with the front bumper and bumper brackets not
securely fitted, as in this condition the front crossmember which supports the engine is no longer properly secured.

Front
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead and the wiring to the direction indicator lights.

2 Raise the front of the vehicle and support securely on axle stands (see УJacking and vehicle supportФ).

3 Place a jack (with interposed block of wood) under the engine front mounting and raise the jack head until it is just taking the weight of the engine.

4 Working underneath the front of the vehicle, undo and remove the bumper brackets from the longitudinal member on each side then withdraw the bumper (see illustration).

22.4 Front bumper bracket securing points to longitudinal member (arrowed)
22.4 Front bumper bracket securing points to longitudinal member (arrowed)

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal Check that the indicators operate in a satisfactory manner on completion.

Rear
6 Raise and support the vehicle securely at the rear.

7 Working underneath the rear of the vehicle, undo and remove the two bumper support bracket retaining bolts on each side (see illustration).

22.7 Rear bumper bracket bolts (arrowed)
22.7 Rear bumper bracket bolts (arrowed)

8 Withdraw the bumper by pulling it rearwards and disengaging it from the guide on each side quarter panel (see illustration).

22.8 Bumper side quarter panel location guide
22.8 Bumper side quarter panel location guide

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal.


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