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Pelican Technical Article:

Rear Bumper Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

13mm wrench

Applicable Models:

Jetta MkIV 2.0L (1998-05)

Parts Required:

Rear bumper

Hot Tip:

Have a helper nearby when removing the bumper

Performance Gain:

Less weight, better performance

Complementary Modification:

Replace rear bumper cover

In this article, I'll go over the steps involved with removing the rear bumper. Removal is easy and should take no more than an hour once the rear bumper cover is removed. See our article on Rear Bumper Cover Removal for more information.

Shown here is the rear bumper on the Mk4 Jetta.
Figure 1

Shown here is the rear bumper on the Mk4 Jetta. Removal is easy once the rear bumper cover is removed. See our article on Rear Bumper Cover Removal for more information.

Right Side of Bumper: Loosen and remove the two 13mm bolts (green arrows) holding the rear bumper to the chassis.
Figure 2

Right Side of Bumper: Loosen and remove the two 13mm bolts (green arrows) holding the rear bumper to the chassis.

Left Side of Bumper: Loosen and remove the two 13mm bolts (green arrows) holding the rear bumper to the chassis.
Figure 3

Left Side of Bumper: Loosen and remove the two 13mm bolts (green arrows) holding the rear bumper to the chassis.

At this point, you can slide the bumper shocks out of the chassis.
Figure 4

At this point, you can slide the bumper shocks out of the chassis. You may want to have a helper nearby to help with this. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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