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Hi,
I just managed to skid into the back of someone (only doing about 3mph) and although there's no damage, it's popped my front bumper out on one side, where it meets the lights. I can't push it back in - is there a trick to doing it, or do I have to remove anything else to do so?

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I did similar after i was cut up a while ago (not my fault obviously), luckily no damage to either car but some harsh words were shouted both directions.

Drove about 1 mile down the road before i pulled over and saw mine was exactly the same as yours, it just pushes back in, has 3 clipping points on one plastic bracket, check its not snapped as it wont hold the corner in if its broken. (£8 from dealer *trade price* if i remeber correctly so maybe £10?)
 

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Theres a screw behind the arch trim it will help if you take it out first if youre anywhere near sunderland pop round and i will show you
How does the arch trim come off? I can't force it back in no matter how hard I push - it needs something else loosening first...
 

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Yeah, but how does the arch trim itself come off? I can't get behind it without getting behind it...
 

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It has plastic catches in the arc.
The 1st is in the front bumper at hte base...always a pig...bending bumper up/down while pulling eventually works.
Then you need cloth wrapped screwdriver behind the arch.
Work it in gently...use fingers to aid opening the plastic.
Look through the gap and you'll see the clip points....theres 3 I think before you get to the screw at the top of the arch inside.
Pushing the screwdriver into the side of the clip will release it.
 

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i thought you had to remove the inner arch plastic first to be able to get access to the clips,o well live and learn.
 

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Think you're right..... might be a screw or fastener at the bottom by the bumper as well.
 

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start under the front lip of your bumper and take the screws and grommets out and the rubber lip off, you should be able to see how the arch joins the bumper take it apart and gently pull using the end you have disconnected the clips will pop out, once you get to where youre bumper has popped out you should see the screw..... if it wasnt snowing and freezing i would take pics for you but i have to draw the line somewhere!
 
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