HowTo – Civic front bumper removal
here’s a how-to for removing the front bumper from an Honda Civic (96-00, EK):
Time to complete:
- < 20 minutes
- 10mm socket wrench
- #1-#3 phillips screw drivers (big and small)
here’s an overview of the screws you’ll be removing — 5 on the grill, one in each wheel well, and then two bolts on the under side
you’ll want to first remove these 5 plastic screws. Since I have done a conversion to a 99 front end, I can’t remember if there were the 2 screws at the dotted lines, if so, remove those too!
on the bottom of the bumper, you’ll see two bolts holding it to the frame — you can’t miss them — take these out!
in each wheel well, right at the corner where the bumper meets the fender, there should be a screw holding them together. You’ll have to peel/pull back the wheel well plastic a bit to get at the screw.
The bumper should now be free to be removed. Carefully start pulling the bumper straight away from the car — you may need to help the sides near the headlights/fender as they tend to get caught up on something whenever I pull mine off, but it’s nothing you can just ‘wiggle’ to get free — viola! it’s off!
Be sure not to forget to put the foam brick thing back on before replacing the bumper! (I didn’t picture it here, but you’ll know what I’m talking about once you remove the bumper).