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    Default Removing front bumper on 205 GTI

    Hi all. This might seem like an obvious question but just wanted to check; to remove the front bumper of a 205 GTI, it would seem necessary to remove the wheel arch trims also in order to get access to the fixing bolts/screws. Is that right?

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    From memory you don't have to remove the whole arch, just the front most mounting tab. Then you can carefully bend/manoeuvre it aside to get the bumper off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VC205 View Post
    Hi all. This might seem like an obvious question but just wanted to check; to remove the front bumper of a 205 GTI, it would seem necessary to remove the wheel arch trims also in order to get access to the fixing bolts/screws. Is that right?

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    Just been playing with the 306... this might help you.... I'd guess yes! Peugeot 205 - Bumpers - removal and refitting - Bodywork and fittings

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    Nice thread, just what I'm doing next! cheers...

    how did you go Vic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEyssens View Post
    Nice thread, just what I'm doing next! cheers...

    how did you go Vic?
    I didn't get around to it yet but I think I will probably take the wheel arches off mine first anyway.

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    Vic - to take the front arch off fully you will need to remove the little red inserts. I can never manage this without bending them, and they are now almost unobtanium. I wouldn't take the arch trim off until you are ready to do the respray.

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    The red metal trim comes off easy once you get it going permitting that someone hasnt put the retaining clips on upsidedown. Flick the top part of the strip out first then the bottom should come out. If you bend them slightly or need to get dents out rub them with a piece of wood on a good clean flat surface. The worst part is the clips the hold the plastic trim on they always break and the clips are hard to get off.
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    Thanks for the tip for the red trims. I will let you know how it goes.

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    Hi, I was able to remove my front bumper this evening, the main hurdle I had was the wheel arch plastic trim. I only removed the front three clips and the trim easily came away enough to remove the bumper.
    But those clips were a pain. The first two that go through the end of the bumper were the worst and I ended up clipping them off with aviation snips so that I didn't break the plastic lugs. the next one that went through the guard wheel arch came off pretty easily.
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    im going to try to make mine bolt on. maybe epoxy some small bolts into the plastic tabs and use nuts with washers to fx to the car. just a thought.

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