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1)Purchase new bumper cover wing (wrap around) mounting rails and hardware 2) Open trunk and remove liner left and right to gain access to mounting hardware 3) Remove taillight harness left and right 4) Remove taillights (left and right) These are sealed and will require very careful prying away from body. Work slowly and allow the adhesive to release. 5)Completely remove the bumper cover push locks (2) beneath each taillight 6) Examine inner fender (inside trunk) for (2) bumper cover wing mounting bolts on left and right sides. Loosen but do not remove (inner bolt on passenger side is behind the jack assembly). Apply penetrating oil as necessary to loosen. NOTE: these bolts are often rusted badly and WILL break. Hence the need to purchase new mounting rails before starting work. 7) Carefully pry rear side marker assemblies from vehicle and remove wiring harness. Pry carefully from the rear. 8) Remove (2) mounting bolts beneath left and right bumper cover wings (fender) may be rusted and require vise grips and some force to pull out. 9) Remove (1) mounting behind each rear wheel (upper end of bumper cover wing) 10) Remove bumper cover corner bolts below and toward the outside corner of left and right taillight 11) Carefully remove the bumper cover wing bolts previously loosened inside the fender. Don't worry if they break, you have new hardware. 12) Carefully pull bumper cover toward the rear to free it from the vehicle. 13) Installation is the reverse of this procedure.

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