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Old 10-04-2016, 08:12 PM
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Default Looking for a good vid on removing a 997.2 front bumper

I have searched many times here on RL and even Youtube but cannot find a good vid on this subject.
Guess I could wing it and go off of exploded manual drawings.

Going to install Rennline grill guards soon so if anyone has a source of a vid I would appreciate it!
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:15 PM
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Not a video but a really good DIY guide with pictures: http://www.renntrack.com/forums/show...Bumper-Removal

Rennline's mesh grill install video once you have the bumper on the bench:
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Not a vid, but a link I used with good detailed instructions on how to take off the front bumper. I followed it when I installed the 991 front sport lip to my bumper:

http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/album430
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:13 PM
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Wow exactly what I was looking for... thanks Supermode and semicycler this will make the DIY go quick.
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Originally Posted by Supermode View Post
Not a vid, but a link I used with good detailed instructions on how to take off the front bumper. I followed it when I installed the 991 front sport lip to my bumper:

http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/album430
Hi folks - this link seems to be down. Is there another location or will is it a temporary down?
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Originally Posted by wolfnards View Post
Hi folks - this link seems to be down. Is there another location or will is it a temporary down?
Here's a link to 997.1, which is pretty similar to 997.2:
. One notable difference is that wiring harnesses are actually on both sides (here's a link on how to disconnect these: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...t-harness.html), and it's much easier to work if you remove the front wheels first. I basically followed this all the way to the point of pulling the bumper cover off, and got stuck, because there are two plastic stops right next to the headlight openings where the cover slides against the sheet metal. They prevent the cover from fully sliding out (part number is 99750530100, it's "Front Bumper-corner Reinforcement Left"). Does anyone have an idea about dealing with these? I tried to push them down by hand, but they don't budge much, and I didn't dare push stronger for fear of breaking them off... For some reason I can't insert the photo inline, so here's a link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...dHUzlDUWlZdFl3

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Originally Posted by twka90 View Post
Here's a link to 997.1, which is pretty similar to 997.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP_AwShN5Qc. One notable difference is that wiring harnesses are actually on both sides (here's a link on how to disconnect these: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...t-harness.html), and it's much easier to work if you remove the front wheels first. I basically followed this all the way to the point of pulling the bumper cover off, and got stuck, because there are two plastic stops right next to the headlight openings where the cover slides against the sheet metal. They prevent the cover from fully sliding out (part number is 99750530100, it's "Front Bumper-corner Reinforcement Left"). Does anyone have an idea about dealing with these? I tried to push them down by hand, but they don't budge much, and I didn't dare push stronger for fear of breaking them off... For some reason I can't insert the photo inline, so here's a link: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...dHUzlDUWlZdFl3
An update -- got past the issue. It turns out that you can pull the cover as far forward it will go (about 3/4"), and then sort of whack it downward somewhere close to each of the two stops, the stops pop out, and the cover comes off.
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