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Has anyone removed the rear bumper of the 300 themselves? If so, can you please tell me how? Or if anyone has pic's of the service manual, can you please post them? I've searched and couldn't find no answers... :nervous:
 

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I have the information that you need, I need some information from you...

Hemmissey,

I have the information you are looking for. I had to have the rear fascia/bumper skin replaced on my 300 after the car was rearended over the Memorial Day Weekend. I have a question for you before I give you the information, Does your C have the rear parking sensors in the bumper skin? If so, I need to give you additional information. Let me know what you have, and I will get back to you with the exact information that you need to complete your task. I look foreward to be hearing from you soon.

Sincerely yours,

Brian T. Carotenuto
 

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hey Brian thanks for the response :banana: .. it's a C rear bumper and it has the park assist sensors also..
 

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Hemmissey,

This is the information directly from the LX Service Manual--

1) Remove the wheel house splash shield rivets. (3 per side) Get new rivets from dealer
2) Remove the fascia to quarter panel screws (1 per side)
3) Remove the deck lid bumper stops (2 for the sedan)
4) Remove the push pin fasteners (3 for the sedan)
5) Remove the fascia from the vehicle (Fascia is held on by several clips on both sides)
6) Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the fascia assembly
7) Remove Park Assist Sensors (If necessary)

PARK ASSIST SENSOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

1) Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable (-)
2) Remove rear fascia (Refer to the above instructions)
3) Unsnap Park Assist Sensor from the retaining housing and remove from fascia.

PARK ASSIST SENSOR INSTALLATION

1) Position the Park Assist Sensor over the retaining housing and firmly snap housing
into rear fascia.

2) Install rear fascia (Refer to next set of instructions)

3) Connect negative battery cable and perform recalibration procedure

REAR FASCIA INSTALLATION

1) Install Sensors (If necessary)
2) Verify that the clips and push pins are secured into the fenders.
3) Place the fascia assembly into position and reconnect the electrical connector.
4) Install the fascia onto the bumper and slide the open fascia slots over the 4 push
pin fasteners
5) Install the push pin fasteners (3 per sedan)
6) Install the two bumper stops (Sedan Only)
7) Install the fascia to quarter panel screws and secure into the quarter panel.
8) Install the wheel house splash shield rivets

That's it!

Again, The splash shield rivets are designed to work one time only, replacements can be obtained from your dealer.

Hope this information helps.

Sincerely yours,

Brian T. Carotenuto
 

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rear ended?

Brian,
I have just recovered from the rear ending of my vehicle when I was not in it, in a parking lot- Had to pay a $500 deductible to my insurance company! What is your experience with regard to fixing the rear fascia? Did you do it yourself?

Jay
 

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Jay,

Sorry to hear about your car. I hope you are OK! After the accident (filing the police reports and talking to the insurance company (both mine and the person that hit me) I took my 300 to a local Dodge dealer near where I live in Newark. (Kirkwood Dodge). I had the bodyshop there do all the bodywork that needed to be done. The damage to the car cost $1240 to fix. I have posted pix of the damage to my 300 on this forum both before and after the car was repaired. The damage to mine consisted of the rear bumper fascia, the trunk panel (The panel that the bumper bar attaches to) and the trunk latch. The work took approximately a week and a half to do. It would have taken sooner, only problem being that when the rear fascia was removed, the shop noticed the additional damage to the car. (My Original post with pix was "My 300 was hit over the Memorial Day Weekend". or something to that extent. Do a search for my posts and you will find it. Kirkwood Dodge did an excellent job in restoring the car to the new condition. (The car was 6 months old at the time!) and the paint matched perfectly, you couldn't even tell that the bumper was replaced.


Depending on your location, you may want to give them a call. I highly recommend them for the work done.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely yours,

Brian T. Carotenuto
 

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So is taking the rear bumper/fasia harder or about the same as taking of the front bumper to replace the grill?
looks to be about the same IMO.
 

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Hemmissey,

This is the information directly from the LX Service Manual--

1) Remove the wheel house splash shield rivets. (3 per side) Get new rivets from dealer
2) Remove the fascia to quarter panel screws (1 per side)
3) Remove the deck lid bumper stops (2 for the sedan)
4) Remove the push pin fasteners (3 for the sedan)
5) Remove the fascia from the vehicle (Fascia is held on by several clips on both sides)
6) Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the fascia assembly
7) Remove Park Assist Sensors (If necessary)

PARK ASSIST SENSOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

1) Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable (-)
2) Remove rear fascia (Refer to the above instructions)
3) Unsnap Park Assist Sensor from the retaining housing and remove from fascia.

PARK ASSIST SENSOR INSTALLATION

1) Position the Park Assist Sensor over the retaining housing and firmly snap housing
into rear fascia.

2) Install rear fascia (Refer to next set of instructions)

3) Connect negative battery cable and perform recalibration procedure

REAR FASCIA INSTALLATION

1) Install Sensors (If necessary)
2) Verify that the clips and push pins are secured into the fenders.
3) Place the fascia assembly into position and reconnect the electrical connector.
4) Install the fascia onto the bumper and slide the open fascia slots over the 4 push
pin fasteners
5) Install the push pin fasteners (3 per sedan)
6) Install the two bumper stops (Sedan Only)
7) Install the fascia to quarter panel screws and secure into the quarter panel.
8) Install the wheel house splash shield rivets

That's it!

Again, The splash shield rivets are designed to work one time only, replacements can be obtained from your dealer.

Hope this information helps.

Sincerely yours,

Brian T. Carotenuto
I searched the whole website and internet! And I was just wondering? Is this the best information on how to take the bumper of or did I maybe miss something with more detail?
 

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I searched the whole website and internet! And I was just wondering? Is this the best information on how to take the bumper of or did I maybe miss something with more detail?
here's some more that may help. I don't think anyone did a writeup with pics, but with the info in the threads you have you should be able to get a good headstart. maybe take some pics as you go and do a write-up for the future folks like yourself?

http://www.300cforums.com/forums/exterior-modifications/66480-removing-rear-bumper.html
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/exterior-modifications/57899-how-do-i-take-off-rear-bumper.html
 

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it's actually easier than the front..
Cool, because I think that is where my friggin' rattle is coming from.... once my wife gets back from some family issues in a week or so I'll ride around in the trunk again to make sure. Thanks for the update post brother!
 
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