Acura RL. Instruction — page 387

REAR BUMPER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *

Push pin puller 07AAC-SJAA100

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

1. Remove the bolts (A), screws (B), and clips (C, D) securing the rear bumper (E).

Fig. 11: Identifying Rear Bumper And Fasteners With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Pull on the rear bumper (A) at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks (B) on the side spacers

(C).

NOTE:

Have an assistant help you when removing and installing the rear
bumper.

Take care not to scratch the rear bumper and body.

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage
when prying components.

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Fig. 12: Pulling Rear Bumper From Side Spacers
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. With the help of an assistant, pull the wheel arch portion away from the side spacer (A), while pulling

the rear bumper (B) to release the bumper from the hooks (C) on the side bracket (D).

Fig. 13: Pulling Rear Bumper From Hooks On Side Bracket
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. With the help of an assistant, pull the rear bumper (A) to release the bumper from the hooks (B) on

both upper brackets (C).

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Fig. 14: Identifying Rear Bumper, Hooks And Upper Brackets
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Release the hooks, then remove the rear bumper absorber (A).

Fig. 15: Removing Rear Bumper Absorber
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Install the bumper in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Make sure the rear bumper engages the hooks (of both upper bracket, side bracket, and side
spacers) on each side securely.

Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new
ones.

Push the clips and hooks into place securely.

REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR REPLACEMENT

NOTE:

Take care not to scratch the rear bumper.

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

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1. Remove the rear bumper (see REAR BUMPER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

2. Remove the rear bumper protector (A) by releasing the clips (B, C) and hooks (D, E).

Fig. 16: Identifying Rear Bumper Protector, Clips And Hooks
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Install the rear bumper protector in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new
ones.

Push the hooks and clips into place securely.

2007 Acura RL

2005-08 ACCESSORIES AND EQUIPMENT Bumpers — RL

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