GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Rear Bumper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Spectrum
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely (if necessary).
  2.  
  3. Remove mud guards (if equipped).
  4.  
  5. Disconnect parking light and marker light wiring harness.
  6.  
  7. Remove side bumpers.
  8.  
  9. Remove all bolts necessary to separate bumper (cover) from backing bars.
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  11. Remove bumper (cover) from backing bar.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Storm
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the in-trunk luggage strap.
  4.  
  5. Roll the in-trunk carpet towards the front of the luggage compartment and remove the spare tire cover from the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the 10 plastic retaining clips from the rear end interior trim panel.
  8.  
  9. Gently pry the rear interior compartment lamp from trim panel and feed the lamp through the trim panel. Remove the 2 side trim panels.
  10.  
  11. Remove the 5 plastic wire harness retainers.
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  13. By way of the luggage compartment area, remove the 11 mounting nuts that secure the rear bumper fascia to the rear tail panel and the 2 bolts on the ends of the bumper fascia.
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  15. Remove the plastic retaining clips and remove the lower inner fender panels.
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  17. Remove the 4 plastic retaining clips from along the bottom of the fascia.
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  19. Remove the 2 screws that secure the bumper fascia to the rear quarter panel.
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  21. Remove the 2 screws and the license plate bracket from the vehicle.
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  23. Remove the license plate lamp assemblies and disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  25. Remove the rear bumper fascia from the vehicle.
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  27. Remove the impact bar mounting bolts and remove the impact bars.
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  29. Remove the energy absorber mounting bolts and remove the energy absorber assemblies.
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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. Install the rear bumper fascia to the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Install the license plate lamp assemblies and connect the electrical connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install the license plate bracket onto the vehicle and secure in place.
  10.  
  11. Install the 2 screws that secure the bumper fascia to the rear quarter panel.
  12.  
  13. Install the 4 plastic retaining clips along the bottom of the fascia.
  14.  
  15. Install the plastic retaining clips that retain the lower inner fender panels.
  16.  
  17. By way of the luggage compartment area, install the 11 mounting nuts that secure the rear bumper fascia to the rear tail panel and the 2 bolts on the ends of the bumper fascia.
  18.  
  19. Install plastic wire harness retainers.
  20.  
  21. Install the 2 side trim panels and the rear interior lamp assembly.
  22.  
  23. Install the 10 plastic retaining clips from the rear end interior trim panel.
  24.  
  25. Replace the in-trunk carpet and the spare tire cover.
  26.  
  27. Install the in-trunk luggage strap.
  28.  
  29. Connect the negative battery cable.
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