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post Aug 28, 2005 - 10:09 PM
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this is for removing the front bumper from a 94-99 Celica ST,GT,GT-Four

Manny and I did this with his car (beautiful st205 front conversion) and I assure you the process is the exact same with the at200 (ST) and st204 (GT)

Tools needed :
flathead screwdriver
phillips head screwdriver
10mm socket, rachet, a few extensions, swivel

Time :
30min-45min depending on skill level

first, open your hood and prop open - and remove registration plate (if applicable)

1 - remove 4 bolts (10mm) on the top of the bumper (the retainer) and put retainer aside

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2 - remove 4 plastic drivers holding the bumper onto the re-bar (crash bar) with a flathead screwdriver

user posted image
detailed view
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3 - remove 8 screws/bolts holding the bottom of the bumper to the under plastics

user posted image


4 - unscrew turn signals (phillips head screw driver) and remove/disconnect housings (both sides)

user posted image


5 - next is the tricky part. There are 3 nuts (10mm) holding the bumper to the fender (on each side) - located here

user posted image

what I did was I pushed the wheel well plastic aside and stuck my hand/arm in to remove nuts

user posted image

the bottom and the middle nuts are easy, the top nut is more difficult. To remove all 3 I used this

user posted image

the top one is located right at the top of the inside of the fender close to the headlight, it is tight in there, I recommend you use a 10mm DEEP socket for more reach.


6 - once all 6 nuts (3 each side) are removed, pull the front bumper strait off toward the front of the car. You may need to wiggle it a little bit (it is easier to have someone help, one person on each side of the bumper)

complete. To put the bumper back on, just reverse the directions wink.gif



Notes/hints :
make sure to keep all bolts/nuts ect clean and organized. You will need these again to put the bumper back on. I recommend putting them into baggies and labeling.

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post Aug 29, 2005 - 7:21 AM
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good job, hommie.
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post Aug 29, 2005 - 9:24 AM
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it's about time someone did this!


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post Aug 29, 2005 - 10:07 AM
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nice how-to Batman. I heard you might be interested in some skirts?


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i know your trying to do the right thing for your motor, but this is one of those times where you should just trust the guys who have had their swaps for a while and have done a ton of research into this.
post Aug 29, 2005 - 10:14 AM
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Even i thought it wasnt worth making a how-to for, with my 2 left hands!!

Its so straight forward and easy. Then again it can always be helpfull for the newcomers!


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post Aug 29, 2005 - 10:33 AM
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awesome write up! ive done it so many times though i can do it in less than 10 minutes, lol.


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post Aug 29, 2005 - 11:26 AM
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Never had I heard anyone mention the 4 plastic clips that attach to the crash bar. Very thorough job. Thanks Batman.


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post Mar 24, 2006 - 3:13 AM
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thanks for the help batman smile.gif
post Mar 24, 2006 - 1:15 PM
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good stuff batman, great write-up
post Mar 25, 2006 - 4:36 PM
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Very good and imformative ,i must use this when i'm fitting my projectors


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post Mar 25, 2006 - 4:41 PM
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nicely done.


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post Apr 8, 2006 - 10:12 PM
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great write up! It really helped.... and i do have one correction i think.... on step #1... my car had 2 driver lpastic pieces that i had to pop out after removing the 4 bolts....


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post Apr 8, 2006 - 10:30 PM
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QUOTE(dustin15brown @ Apr 8, 2006 - 11:12 PM) [snapback]419296[/snapback]

great write up! It really helped.... and i do have one correction i think.... on step #1... my car had 2 driver lpastic pieces that i had to pop out after removing the 4 bolts....

you are correct. There are 2 plastic pins - (one on each end of the bumper retainer) They usually break or get deformed when removing so I don't think I have ever put them back in, so they weren't there when Manny and I did the how-to pics.


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post Apr 8, 2006 - 11:13 PM
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Good write up! that will help me alot in the coming weeks. And that was quite the socket...lol...thanks for the helpful DIY..and hopefully we can get some more on other things also.

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post Apr 9, 2006 - 9:10 AM
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QUOTE(Batman722 @ Apr 9, 2006 - 3:30 AM) [snapback]419301[/snapback]

QUOTE(dustin15brown @ Apr 8, 2006 - 11:12 PM) [snapback]419296[/snapback]

great write up! It really helped.... and i do have one correction i think.... on step #1... my car had 2 driver lpastic pieces that i had to pop out after removing the 4 bolts....

you are correct. There are 2 plastic pins - (one on each end of the bumper retainer) They usually break or get deformed when removing so I don't think I have ever put them back in, so they weren't there when Manny and I did the how-to pics.

O I totally understand that I just wasn't able to get that bar off in the first place and thought it might be frustrating for other members who were not aware of it so I just thought I would bring it to someones attention. Thanks again for the write up Dustin!


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post Jun 10, 2006 - 4:14 PM
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QUOTE(Batman722 @ Aug 28, 2005 - 10:09 PM) [snapback]328923[/snapback]

this is for removing the front bumper from a 94-99 Celica ST,GT,GT-Four

Manny and I did this with his car (beautiful st205 front conversion) and I assure you the process is the exact same with the at200 (ST) and st204 (GT)

Tools needed :
flathead screwdriver
phillips head screwdriver
10mm socket, rachet, a few extensions, swivel

Time :
30min-45min depending on skill level

first, open your hood and prop open - and remove registration plate (if applicable)

1 - remove 4 bolts (10mm) on the top of the bumper (the retainer) and put retainer aside

IPB Image


2 - remove 4 plastic drivers holding the bumper onto the re-bar (crash bar) with a flathead screwdriver

IPB Image
detailed view
IPB Image


3 - remove 8 screws/bolts holding the bottom of the bumper to the under plastics

IPB Image


4 - unscrew turn signals (phillips head screw driver) and remove/disconnect housings (both sides)

IPB Image


5 - next is the tricky part. There are 3 nuts (10mm) holding the bumper to the fender (on each side) - located here

IPB Image

what I did was I pushed the wheel well plastic aside and stuck my hand/arm in to remove nuts

IPB Image

the bottom and the middle nuts are easy, the top nut is more difficult. To remove all 3 I used this

IPB Image

the top one is located right at the top of the inside of the fender close to the headlight, it is tight in there, I recommend you use a 10mm DEEP socket for more reach.


6 - once all 6 nuts (3 each side) are removed, pull the front bumper strait off toward the front of the car. You may need to wiggle it a little bit (it is easier to have someone help, one person on each side of the bumper)

complete. To put the bumper back on, just reverse the directions wink.gif



Notes/hints :
make sure to keep all bolts/nuts ect clean and organized. You will need these again to put the bumper back on. I recommend putting them into baggies and labeling.

biggrin.gif



Great job, really well done. Thanks


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post Jun 11, 2006 - 7:40 PM
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good timing, I'm planning on doing this very soon, thanks for the pointers.
post Aug 21, 2006 - 1:13 PM
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This is going to be such a huge help when I replace my totally deformed bumper biggrin.gif


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post Sep 21, 2006 - 2:34 AM
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man that was a pita. especially that one bolt under the high beam. but done. but the guide was very usefull A++

This post has been edited by My2Celi: Sep 21, 2006 - 2:35 AM


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post Sep 22, 2006 - 12:58 PM
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If I were to remove teh low beams, would that give me access to the bolts on the side?

I removed teh fender wells 2 times already and I HATE doing it… lol


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