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Audi A4 Rear Bumper Removal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Audi A4 Rear Bumper Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

2 hours2 hrs

Tab:

$360 to $760

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm deep socket, T25 Torx

Applicable Models:

Audi A4 (2002-05)
Audi A4 Cabriolet (2003-06)

Hot Tip:

Have a friend help

Performance Gain:

Gives you more room to work

Complementary Modification:

Clean out all the road debris

The rear bumper cover on the Audi A4 can be removed rather simply. If you are careful, you can do it by yourself and not damage the paint. The cover is more cumbersome than heavy, but if you are worried about damaging it, get a friend to help.

Before you can remove the bumper, you will need to remove the rear interior panels to get access to the mounting hardware for the bumper cover. Please see our article on rear interior panel removal for additional assistance.

You do not need to lift the car or remove the wheels to take the bumper off, but it will give you more room to work if you do.

You will need access to the mounting hardware located behind the rear trim panels; you do not need to fully remove the panels, but just get them out of the way enough to get to the hardware.
Figure 1

You will need access to the mounting hardware located behind the rear trim panels; you do not need to fully remove the panels, but just get them out of the way enough to get to the hardware. Please see our article on rear trim panel removal for additional information. Both sides use the same procedure for removal. There are six 10mm nuts holding the bumper guard to the chassis on each side (red arrows).

The nuts sit fairly deep onto the studs, so you will need to use a 10mm deep socket to remove them (red arrow).
Figure 2

The nuts sit fairly deep onto the studs, so you will need to use a 10mm deep socket to remove them (red arrow).

With all twelve nuts removed, move to the rear wheel wells.
Figure 3

With all twelve nuts removed, move to the rear wheel wells. Use a T25 Torx and remove the two Torx screws on the lower rear of the liner (red arrows).

Fold the liner back and using a T25 Torx remove the two screws holding the bumper guard to the chassis (red arrows).
Figure 4

Fold the liner back and using a T25 Torx remove the two screws holding the bumper guard to the chassis (red arrows).

Remove the two T25 Torx screws under the lower section of the bumper guard (red arrows).
Figure 5

Remove the two T25 Torx screws under the lower section of the bumper guard (red arrows).

Pull out the sides of the bumper guards where it connects to the rear fender (red arrow).
Figure 6

Pull out the sides of the bumper guards where it connects to the rear fender (red arrow).

You can now wiggle and slide the bumper guard back off the vehicle.
Figure 7

You can now wiggle and slide the bumper guard back off the vehicle. It is not heavy, but make sure you have put a blanket or some form of protection for the paint down before you remove it. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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