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I know there are already a few similar threads on removing the bumper, but one more won't hurt. :)

I needed to replace my fog light bulbs, and I wanted to do a bit of tidying up as well as install my siren behind the bumper, so I thought I would make a DIY guide as I went along. I took photos of most of the install, however I couldn't get good photos of removing the panels underneath, but it's pretty straight forward on how to do that, and that should be done first.

*Note* All the Camry models have the plastic splash shield below the engine bay, that needs to be removed prior to removing the bumper. However I removed mine earlier as it was damaged during the winter, which is why you can't see it.

Now, before you start make note of how everything is setup, so you will have a good idea on how it should be put back together. There are 3 screws and several clips that need to be removed from the engine bay area.




Now remove the clips by pushing down in the middle, and remove the three screws that are holding the top of the bumper together.







Now theres a screw hidden behind the wheel well, however before getting to that you need to remove the plastic shield from beneath the car (If you haven't already done so). Then you need to pry back on the wheel well shield until the plastic is removed like so:






The next step is to remove the screw/bolt from behind the wheel well:




Once the screws are removed, you can pry back carefully until it becomes unhooked from the clips like so:








Now you should be able to lift up on the bumper and pull it off:




Now the bumper should be off and there shouldnt be anything connected to it unless you have fog lights installed:


 

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dont lose any tools in the engine bay!

and if the weather there is anything like it is here, i have no idea why you would be working out there. cold rain sucks

good write up
 

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dont lose any tools in the engine bay!

and if the weather there is anything like it is here, i have no idea why you would be working out there. cold rain sucks

good write up
I'm working on it because it's a warm day today, it was about 50F outside, and it was just a light drizzle.

And thanks! :)
 

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haha all right, well i guess a couple hundred miles or so makes a big difference
 

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as everybody else has said, good write up :thumbsup:
 

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WOW... awesome instruction and pics.

Thanks so much for all the pictures to show us how. See U even had to do it in the snow. My goodness. U're the beast buddy. :thumbsup:
 

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u def made it look really easy.

made me regret not just removing the bumper for the grille installation. it was such a pain trying to reach my arm down there.
 

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WOW... awesome instruction and pics.

Thanks so much for all the pictures to show us how. See U even had to do it in the snow. My goodness. U're the beast buddy. :thumbsup:
u def made it look really easy.

made me regret not just removing the bumper for the grille installation. it was such a pain trying to reach my arm down there.
Thanks! This was my second time removing the bumper, so I knew exactly what had to be done, which made things much easier.

No... SE's have splashguards on the bottom... it's good to remove the bolts holding the splashguards together
So did mine, I just have them off because they were damaged during the winter.
 

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sorry for the thread revival, but do i really need to take the skid plates on the bottom of the car completely off? or can i just unbolt them from the bumper without removing them?
 

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hey geoff5093 so basically just a couple of clips up top like 3 right and then two bolts behind the wheel wells, one on each side then pull back on the bumper? it seems so easy the way you drew it up i hope it is that simple when i go try it. planning to black out my headlight housing for my SE camry hopefully its the same
 

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nice thread!!

i personley made use of this thread before removing the bumper on my I4 last night...

but there are things you didn't mention... like the five bolts holding the bumper from the bottom, i don't know if this is a diffrence between the V6 and I4 or what not...

anyway you deserve a :thumbsup:
 
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