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Pelican Technical Article:

Front Bumper Removal

Steve Vernon

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm socket, 10mm wrench, flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Porsche 944 (1983-89)
Porsche 944 S2 (1989-91)
Porsche 944 Turbo (1986-89)
Porsche 944S (1987-88)

Hot Tip:

Protect the paint

Performance Gain:

Access to other systems on the car

Complementary Modification:

Flush cooling system

The removal of the front bumper cover on the Porsche 951 is a relatively simple job that can easily be done with one person. If you are worried about dropping it or damaging the paint get a friend to help.

You will need to start by safely raising and supporting the vehicle as well as remove the under body trays on the engine and front splitter.

The Turbo has air ducts that prohibit access to the wiring for the front lights.
Figure 1

The Turbo has air ducts that prohibit access to the wiring for the front lights. You will need to remove the wheel well liners to remove the brake air duct. Please see our article on wheel well liner removal (red arrow).

With the liner removed, use a 10mm socket and wrench and remove the two bolts holding the bracket to the frame (red arrows).
Figure 2

With the liner removed, use a 10mm socket and wrench and remove the two bolts holding the bracket to the frame (red arrows).

With the brake air duct gone you can see the wiring for the side running lights (green arrow), the fog lights (yellow arrow) and the turn signal (red arrow).
Figure 3

With the brake air duct gone you can see the wiring for the side running lights (green arrow), the fog lights (yellow arrow) and the turn signal (red arrow). Separate these wiring connections by simply pulling them apart. They can only go together one way so you do not really have to worry about labeling them. Make sure they are clear of anything they could get caught on when pulling the bumper cover off. The wires are going to come off with the cover.

Remove the three 10mm bolts holding the cover to the fenders on both sides (red arrows).
Figure 4

Remove the three 10mm bolts holding the cover to the fenders on both sides (red arrows). Note: you may find all kinds of different hardware used by previous owners so just remove what is there.

Remove the two 10mm bolts in the front middle under the intercooler.
Figure 5

Remove the two 10mm bolts in the front middle under the intercooler.

You can now slide the bumper forward (red arrows) and disconnect the headlight washer (yellow arrow, if equip).
Figure 6

You can now slide the bumper forward (red arrows) and disconnect the headlight washer (yellow arrow, if equip). The bumper cover is not heavy but get someone to help if you are worried about dropping it.

With the cover off you have access to the front light buckets (red arrows) and the headlight washing system (yellow arrows).
Figure 7

With the cover off you have access to the front light buckets (red arrows) and the headlight washing system (yellow arrows).

With the cover off the vehicle there is all kinds of room to work.
Figure 8

With the cover off the vehicle there is all kinds of room to work. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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