Tools:- Jack, Axel stands Wheel brace & Torque wrench (120nm), Full range of Torx bits, Large Philips driver, long reach 10mm socket driver, Pipe clamp for alien pipe if needed.
TIP: If your car is too low for a trolley jack, drive onto a piece of thick wood to give you height for the jack.
Jack up the car and remove the front wheels, Use axel stands for safety
TIP: get an empty plastic box or tray to collect your screws as you go along.
Remove the water bottle cover
Remove the Battery Cover and all six pegs holding the front cross member cover panel in.
TIP: the pegs are 2 stage then they drop out which you don't
want to happen.....
Use a small rod but hold your finger tight
against the rod around 5mm back, when you push the peg let your finger be the
stop point to avoid the peg dropping into the engine bay.
TIP: Once the pegs are pushed, use 2 flat tools to lever the head and entire peg body out, as they are under tension, they could pop out, make sure a thumb or finger is stopping them to catch them before they fly off and disappear into the engine bay
Remove the entire plastic cover across the
front of the car, you will then have access to the 6 Torx screws at the front
holding the bumper....remove them, slide off the metal clamping strip and put it
to one side.
Remove the indicated Torx Screws to release the front of the
wheel arch liner and push it to one side to allow access to the chamber behind
Remove the 2 large Philips screws from the
lower front bumper
There are 2 10mm bolts either side, 1 is
accessible from the top half of a chamber, the other from the lower chamber,
loosen and remove these bolts.
Below is a picture of the bumper pulled out to show you, just inside the wing there is a single torx screw facing vertically down which must be released
There are also 2 more torx screws that must
be loosened from inside the wing...
.....Shown below from inside
TIP: With all the above screws undone on
both sides at this stage the bumper cover is fully released and only the
connection pipe for the "aliens" needs disconnecting so the front could be
removed (this can be done on the passenger side of the bumper cover, use a pipe
clamp to stop the washer tank draining).