Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Bumpers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front


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Fig. Fig. 1 Some vehicles use an energy absorbing front bumper



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Fig. Fig. 2 To remove the front bumper, unfasten the reinforcement-to-energy absorber bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3 You can remove the rear bumper by supporting it, then removing the retaining bolts

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Properly support the bumper. As required, disconnect all the necessary electrical connections at the turn signal assemblies and the cornering light housings.
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  5. On the vehicles without the energy absorber type bumper, remove the bolts from the frame and remove the bumper.
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  7. On vehicles equipped with the energy absorber type bumper, remove the bolts from the reinforcement to the energy absorber (each side) and remove the bumper assembly.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Rear
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Properly support the bumper. As required, disconnect all the necessary electrical connections at the tail light assembly housings.
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  5. On the vehicles without the energy absorber type bumper, remove the bolts from the frame and remove the bumper.
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  7. On vehicles equipped with the energy absorber type bumper, remove the bolts from the reinforcement to the energy absorber (each side) and remove the bumper assembly.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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