Peugeot 405 Manual

Rear bumper - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Rear bumper - removal and refitting


Saloon models
Removal
1 To improve access, chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support securely on axle stands (see УJacking and Vehicle SupportФ).

2 Remove the fixings, and withdraw the rear wheel arch liners (access to the fixings can be improved by removing the rear roadwheels) (see illustration).

7.2 Removing a rear wheel arch liner
7.2 Removing a rear wheel arch liner

3 Unscrew the bumper side securing bolts (one bolt on each side).

4 Working under the bottom of the bumper, unscrew the two lower securing bolts.

5 Working in the luggage compartment, locate the number plate light wiring connector, next to the left-hand rear light assembly, and separate the two halves of the connector.

6 Pull the carpet trim panel away from the rear edge of the luggage compartment to expose the two remaining bumper securing bolts.

7 Pull the bumper rearwards, and feed the number plate light wiring harness through the grommet in the rear body panel.

Refitting
8 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Estate models
Removal
9 Proceed as described in paragraphs 1 and 2.

10 On models with rear underbody shields fitted under the sides of the bumper, release the exhaust system from its rear mounting (loosen the clamp if necessary), then lower the rear of the system for access to the left-hand rear underbody shield.

11 Where applicable, remove the rear underbody shield(s) to expose the bumper side fixing bolts (see illustration).

7.11 Rear underbody shield securing clip (arrowed) - Estate model
7.11 Rear underbody shield securing clip (arrowed) - Estate model

12 Unscrew the bumper side securing bolts (one bolt on each side) (see illustration).

7.12 Rear bumper side securing bolt (arrowed) - Estate model
7.12 Rear bumper side securing bolt (arrowed) - Estate model

13 Unscrew the two bolts on each side, securing the bumper to the underbody brackets, then pull the bumper rearwards from the vehicle (see illustration).

7.13 Rear bumper side securing bolts (arrowed) - Estate model
7.13 Rear bumper side securing bolts (arrowed) - Estate model

Refitting
14 Refitting is a reversal of removal.


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