Remove front bumper (Clipper body kit)

Remove front bumper (Clipper body kit)

My Mk1 has the 'Clipper' factory installed body kit, which includes larger, body-coloured bumpers.

See also How to remove rear bumper.

You'll need

  • 17 mm socket

Step 1 - Open the bonnet/hood to access the bolts holding the bumper

The front bumper has 2 long "arms" that protrude into the engine bay.

Step 2 -Disconnect the indicator wiring

Unclip the wires to the indicators.

Disconnect indicator wiring

Step 3 - Remove the bolts and rest the horn out of the way

Remove the bolts from either side. One set is located near the fan belt, the other is a little harder to get and is underneath the battery. Note: the horn shares one of the same bolts. You may need to detach the horn or set it on something (like a brick) so it doesn't dangle by its wiring.

Horn Bracket

Front bumper bolts

Step 4 - Slowly slide the bumper out. BE CAREFUL - it's heavier than it looks.

Slide the bumper out towards you feeding the indicator wires through from the engine bay. Be ready to take the weight of it. It is heavier than it appears.

 

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