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Re: Clio Mk 3 Front bumper replacement
Haven't used them myself, but having removed my own front bumper (off a seicento) just last week - it shouldn't be too daunting.
What I would recommend would be to wait until the replacement arrives, then use that as a template for removing the damaged one - it will show not only where the fixings are (and what needs removal to allow access), but also what type of fixings (bolts, plastic clips, etc) are used to retain it.
Saves perhaps removing more than is necessary or damaging any of the main anchorage points.
Offhand, I'd think that the front wheels & wheelarch liners will need removal, but hopefully the headlights can remain in situ.
Its also a lot easier to fit with an extra pair of hands, and place a couple of old pillows under the bumper, in case it slips off whilst fitting.
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