How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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Hi
I've received finally the tow bar kit. I understand that I have to dismantle the rear bumper in order to install it. looking forward for your guidance , advice and any piece of help.
Thanx.
Avi

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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C5 X7 Saloon Rear Bumper Removal

Pre-requisites:
  • Remove the rear wing lamp Units
  • Follow Battery Disconnection Procedure
  • Partially release the CD Changer where Factory Fitted
BSI Reset / Battery Disconnect / Reconnect Procedure

If raising vehicle off the ground at the rear where the wheels will not be supported, raise suspension to HIGH and remove the LDS cap. Do not get under a hydraulic Citroen that is not independently supported.

Disconnect Battery (following Procedure)
Avi Bumper A.PNG
Avi Bumper B.PNG
N.B.: Place the vehicle on a 2-post lift.
  • Remove the rear wheel.
  • Remove the bolts (1) (Rear mud guard ) (2).
  • Partly release: The rear mud guard (2).
Remove:
  • The bolts (4); From inside the boot
  • The bolts (3)
Avi Bumper C.PNG
Avi Bumper D.PNG
Remove:
  • The bolts (6)
  • The nut (5)
Remove the bolts (7).
Disconnect the connector ( as "a") (according to equipment).
Avi Bumper E.PNG
Unclip the rear bumper (8) ( as "b") (on each side).
Remove the rear bumper (8) (In the direction of the arrow ).
Refitting

Proceed in the reverse order to removal.

Tighten the bolts (4) to 1,1 ± 0,2 daN.m.
Tightening of the wheels:
Aluminium wheel rim : 9 ± 1 daNm
Steel rim 11 ± 1 daNm

Follow Battery Reconnection Procedure to reconnect the battery.

Check all the equipment works.

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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Thanx Marc.

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 12:33
Unclip the rear bumper (8) ( as "b") (on each side).
Remove the rear bumper (8) (In the direction of the arrow ).
That bit sounds so simple but it took me several days to work up enough courage to be quite vicious pulling the bumper off. Be warned - it is not easy.

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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They are rarely as simple as the instructions Paul!

But I'm sure Avi will appreciate that and have a few chill pills at the ready. It's the sort of job I have little patience with - defeat by a few plastic clips. Unfortunately being a bit over-zealous often works out expensive! :-D

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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Hi
Thanx for the warnings but now it's past the point of no return. the funny thing is that the instructions that came with the kit - Auto-Hak - btw, states that the whole procedure of installing the tow bar estimated for two hours. I guess that they are hopelessly optimistic.
Avi

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No, they're correct Avi, they just mean for a team of 20 technicians :-D

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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At least (on the face of it) they haven't failed to mention bolts near the wheel arch as was the case with the tourer instructions which I obtained from another source. This resulted in slight bending of the metal at that section as I tried to remove said bumper with too much exuberance.

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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Do you pull the bumper parallel to the ground, like sliding backwards or do you also have to tilt/pull outwards? Would be good to see how it clips so at least I have an idea which way to apply force!

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Re: How to remove the rear bumper - C5 X7 saloon

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Paul-R wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 14:41
GiveMeABreak wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 12:33
Unclip the rear bumper (8) ( as "b") (on each side).
Remove the rear bumper (8) (In the direction of the arrow ).
That bit sounds so simple but it took me several days to work up enough courage to be quite vicious pulling the bumper off. Be warned - it is not easy.
Sorry to dig up old thread, but trying to remove the rear bumper, got all screw/bolts off, but can't shift the bumper at the sides.

How did you unclip the clips?
I'm afraid of breaking it.