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How-to for fender removal/reinstall?

Oct 10, 2019
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Its super easy to pull off the bumper. On each side in the wheel well at the merge of the fender and the quarter panel there is a small torx screw. remove it and then under the car pop off the plastic body pins there is like 6 or so of them. open the hood and in the front there is a black plastic bit that pops out with a little force, its just held in place with more plastic clips on the bottom side of it. this will expose 2 bolts take them out. remove the front nose cone and disconnect the parking sensors. then just work your way around and pop off the bumper piece as one big unit. there is 1 cable that powers everything that connects under the frunk liner on the passenger side. If you have small enough hands you can get to it without pulling out the plastic frunk liner but your prob gonna have to pull it out, and that's it. super easy and like 10-15 min of work to get it off of there.

Curious, why are you removing it in the first place?
 

AaronE

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Mar 8, 2019
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thanks airborne spoon, I appreciate the reply, but that's how to take off the bumper, not fender!

as for why, it's this:
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ThomasD

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Nov 22, 2019
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Most likely there are bolts in the door pillar, Inside frunk, at bottom of fender behind tire that bolt to inner rocker and bolts behind headlight. There maybe bolts under the inner fender also
 

AaronE

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Mar 8, 2019
32
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California
Thanks! I just watched the guy at the yard take one off and it wasn't too bad, especially since he just yanked back the rocker to get to the bottom bolts. I'll probably post a write-up and/or video when I get to it since there doesn't seem to be one.
 
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Oct 10, 2019
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So-Cal
thanks airborne spoon, I appreciate the reply, but that's how to take off the bumper, not fender!

Ohhhh the front quarter panel… when you said fender I interpreted as bumper.
That thing comes off pretty easily too. Just pop off the tire and the inner liner. And follow the bolts on the inside and along the edges by the door and frunk. There's some on both sides if I remember correctly, but it's been a while it'll come right off.
 

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