I guess it would be best if I contribute to this site a little more.
Here is a how to on removing the front bumper cover. (Gramps, feel free to move this to a how-to thread if youd like.)
1st youll need these tools to remove the bumper cover.
7mm socket and ratchet
screw driver or panel removal tool (for push rivets)
Step 1 remove the 3 7mm screws on the wheel shroud in front of the front tire.
Step 2 remove the push rivet on the inside of the wheel well. (top one on pic)
step 3 remove the 2 push rivets on the bottom of the shroud that attach to the bumper cover.
step 4 pull the shroud back to expose the inside of the bumber cover.
Step 5 remove the 7mm bolt in the corner of the bumper cover connecting it to the fender. also remove the 2 larger push rivets you see in the same area. (second push rivet is behind metal piece to the right in picture)
this is what the larger push rivets look like.
repeat steps 1-5 on the other side.
step 6 romove the air intake upper piece by twisting the two plastic hand screws and remove.
step 7 remove the 2 10mm bolts on the corners of the bumper cover were it meets the fenders under the hood(already removed in picture 1). and also remove the 5 plastic push rivets.
step 8 underneith there is a clip that holds the bumper cover to the chasis. there should be 2 (mine only had one, yeah those cheap....
step 9 pull upward on the top part of the bumper cover near the headlight with one hand and pull outward on the corner below the fender at the same time with the other. the bumper will slide forward. only pull it out a few inches at first and then twist the turn signal sockets out of the housings before removing the bumper completely.
a view with no bumper cover.... :wow: p.s the wires hanging are for my aftermarket fog lights.