GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Front Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

Spectrum
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely (if necessary).
  2.  
  3. Disconnect parking light and marker light wiring harness.
  4.  
  5. Remove side bumpers.
  6.  
  7. Remove all bolts necessary to separate bumper (cover) from backing bars.
  8.  
  9. Remove bumper (cover) from backing bar.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  12.  

Storm
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the battery and battery tray from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 1 mounting nut and the 1 mounting bolt and remove the underhood fuse/relay box. Set the box aside.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air filter element, the air inlet duct and the remainder of the air cleaner assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 12 bolts along the top of the bumper fascia.
  10.  
  11. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Remove the 1 screw and 12 plastic retainer clips from each of the wheelhousings and remove the wheelhousings.
  14.  
  15. Remove the 2 screws and 4 plastic retainer clips and remove the left side under bumper splash shield.
  16.  
  17. Remove the mounting nut and clip from the bumper supports and remove the bumper supports.
  18.  
  19. Remove the mounting nuts that secure the bumper fascia to the side supports.
  20.  
  21. Remove the 2 mounting nuts that secure the bumper fascia to the front fenders.
  22.  
  23. From the bottom of the fascia, remove the 4 mounting clips.
  24.  
  25. Remove the front side marker lamp and combination light sockets from each lamp assembly.
  26.  
  27. Remove the 2 screws from each lower headlamp bezel and remove the bezel from the vehicle.
  28.  
  29. By way of each headlamp opening, remove the 2 screws that secure the front bumper fascia to the retaining bracket.
  30.  
  31. Remove the bumper fascia from the vehicle.
  32.  
  33. If the vehicle is equipped with fog lamps, disconnect the electrical connectors from the fog lamps and remove the fog lamps.
  34.  
  35. Remove the 4 mounting nuts from the energy absorbers and remove the impact bar from the vehicle.
  36.  
  37. Remove the 2 mounting nuts and remove the energy absorber assembly from the vehicle.
  38.  

To install:
  1. Install the energy absorber assembly to the vehicle. Secure with the mounting nuts.
  2.  
  3. Install the energy absorbers and the impact bar to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. If the vehicle is equipped with fog lamps, install the fog lamps and connect the electrical connectors.
  6.  
  7. Install the bumper fascia to the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. By way of each headlamp opening, install the 2 screws that secure the front bumper fascia to the retaining bracket.
  10.  
  11. Install the lower headlamp bezels and secure with the screws.
  12.  
  13. Install the front side marker lamp and combination light sockets to each lamp assembly.
  14.  
  15. At the bottom of the fascia, install the 4 mounting clips.
  16.  
  17. Install the 2 mounting nuts that secure the bumper fascia to the front fenders.
  18.  
  19. Install the mounting nuts that secure the bumper fascia to the side supports.
  20.  
  21. Install the bumper supports and secure with the clips and nuts.
  22.  
  23. Install the left side under bumper splash shield. Install the 2 screws and 4 plastic retainer clips.
  24.  
  25. Install the wheelhousings and secure with the 1 screw and 12 plastic retainer clips.
  26.  
  27. Lower the vehicle.
  28.  
  29. Install the 12 bolts along the top of the bumper fascia.
  30.  
  31. Install the air filter element, the air inlet duct and the remainder of the air cleaner assembly.
  32.  
  33. Install the underhood fuse box and secure with the 1 mounting nut and the 1 mounting bolt.
  34.  
  35. Install the battery and battery tray to the vehicle.
  36.  
  37. Connect the negative battery cable.
  38.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Spectrum front bumper assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Storm front bumper assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Spectrum rear bumper assembly



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Fig. Fig. 4: Storm rear bumper assembly

 
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