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Old 09-27-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Removal of front bumper plastic fasteners?

Someone backed into the front of my 2007 and put a big dimple in the right side front bumper contact point. I figure I can push it back again if I can get the bumper off but I have a problem. How in the heck do you remove the small plastic fasteners that hold the plastic pieces on the bumper. They have a Phillips head slot on them but you can turn them till the cows come but they won't unscrew. I suspect that they can be pryed out like the fasteners that hold door panels on but I hate to try it until I am sure. So, can someone tell me how to remove these things.

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Supposedly you can slip a flat head under the lip and pull up as you unscrew the fastener. I couldn't do it without strip the head of the screw. I ended up just yanking them out and buying new ones from the dealer parts department.


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yea i used a knife to get under em and then some needle nose to pull them out
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I drilled mine out
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Use a drywall screw-screw it in a couple of threads-pull out the center of the retainer.
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