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Leon MK3/5F Front Bumper Removal Guide

Discussion in 'Mk3 Leon Guides (5F) 2012-2020' started by W44DUP, May 17, 2016.

  1. W44DUP

    W44DUP Active Member

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    Here's a quick removal guide for removing the front bumper for the MK3 Leon in photo form. Let me know what you think! Any questions? Ask away...
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    SiR26 Active Member

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    Nice thanks for the heads up. It seems straight forward enough and very similar to my last car (megane R26) although hopefully you don't need to remove the bumper just to replace a headlight bulb in the seat
     
  3. W44DUP

    W44DUP Active Member

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    You definitely have to remove the bumper to remove the headlights, however I'm not 100% sure about replacing bulbs as I haven't had to yet. I'll be buying bulb upgrades within the next week so I will keep you posted when it comes to installing them.
     
  4. Walone

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    Great guide, well done!
     
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    Thanks, I'll be posting a rear bumper guide soon too for those that are interested!
     
  6. Curtly

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    I'd really appreciate the rear bumper removal :). Even more so if ao remove the black panel from the rear bumper
     
  7. W44DUP

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    Will do. The rear bumper removal involves taking rear lights off for access to bumper fittings and takes slightly longer than the front bumper. I should be able to post this guide up within the next week. (Depending when I get around to doing it myself and taking photos, etc.
     
  8. Lentäjä

    Lentäjä Full Member

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    Sticky material to "how to"
     
  9. W44DUP

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    Sorry?
     
  10. Steve Millward

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    Hi, great images.
    I'm reading this with interest as I too came into contact with a dopey pigeon!! Hole in my upper grille.
    After probing the dreaded dealer they say the bumper only needs to come "half off"!!! What that means I have no idea and nor do they!! I'm obviously concerned it will never go back on the same.
    Any thoughts?
     
  11. W44DUP

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    It will go back on the same if removed/installed with care. :) if you want to do this then feel free to ask any questions or private mail me if you want to.

    My email is waddup14@live.co.uk
     
  12. Steve Millward

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    OK mate. Thanks. I'll give it a go as I'm quite fussy with cars so would probably do a better job than a dealer anyhow!! I'll try and source one first as I'm not chuffed about paying dealer parts prices...thanks for the encouragement
     
  13. W44DUP

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    If it's just the front upper grille then you will struggle to find one. Is it an FR?
    Part number for this grille is:
    5F0853654 9B9
    5F0853654D 9B9(FR GRILLE)
    (9B9 is the colour code, try with or without it when looking)

    I just bought the part from the dealer (a lot of money but could not find one) It included the FR badge but not the chrome surround or seat logo. I bought a new seat badge from ebay for 19.95
     
  14. Steve Millward

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    Hi. Yes it's the FR, 2014 mk3. Been quoted £169 Inc vat. I don't need the surround or any badging so am hoping I can re use those items..
     
  15. W44DUP

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    Yes unfortunately that was the price I paid (plus all the other bits!) you can reuse those items .. Just a case of taking it easy when removing and refitting them. If you are unsure then email me with photos at the time!


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  16. mac219

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    Thanks for the guide.will help me this weekend when removing mine.

    My bumper is sitting out by 3-4mm proud of the wing. I can push it but it springs out again.

    What secures the wing at the top side next to headlamp?
     
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    The bumper should just be clipped in next to the headlight and is bolted in place from the wheel arch .. do you have any photos to show your problem?


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  18. mac219

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    Thanks,something must be broken.I'll strip inner wheel arch 1st .maybe be able to see something.

    Sorry I cant post pics. Need 15 posts before I can post url for image

    Thanks again..
     
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    I would say maybe the clips are the wrong side of where they should clip into. Pull it out and try popping it back in again. (Check there are no cracks on the clips) You may need to undo the wheel arch to get some movement on the side of the bumper.


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    Thanks,I'll update over the weekend..
     

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