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Old 09-07-2012, 01:14 PM
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So I'm in the process of removing my bumper, now I'm stumped. How the hell do you remove the blind rivets?? I understand you need to drill them out. But that doesn't seem to work.....I got one off, i have seven more to go......?
 
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Okay I got all the rivets out. Now the passenger side of the bumper does not want to come off...
 
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:09 PM
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rivets? to remove the bumper?? can you take some pictures while you are @ it. I dont recall any rivets ..hmm
 
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:42 PM
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Yup they were rivets, quite the challenge to remove...
In the picture you can see the old rivet with the head removed (left) and a new unused rivet(right); from what I was told/did you get a drill bit thats bigger than the hole in the center of the rivet, and start drilling till it falls off. The next challenge for me was getting the rivet end off the bumper it's self. I used some WD-40, so it could come out easier. Anyway I just tugged really hard till it popped out, But I had to cautious not to turn it in any angle cause it would bend and start cracking the plastic on the bumper.

So I did finish all of it, !!wasn't easy!! The other picture with the bumper removed is with the old headlights....

Now I have to adjust the new headlights, there're pointing up instead of down....
 
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:06 AM
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hmm i had posted some threads a while back regarding removing the bumper..i had saved some pics
http://i.imgur.com/01zkd.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rYQpR.jpg

And also so you are removing the bumper to adjust the headlights? if so then you dont had to remove the bumper. You could reach @ back of the headlight and socket tool adjust it that way..very simple too
 
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And also so you are removing the bumper to adjust the headlights? if so then you dont had to remove the bumper. You could reach @ back of the headlight and socket tool adjust it that way..very simple too
No, I totally replaced the headlights with new ones. Then I took her out for a drive at night, but noticed the headlights needed to be adjusted...
 
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