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2008 - MX-5 - Body and Accessories

REAR BUMPER REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (SeeBATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
2. Remove the trunk end trim. (See TRUNK END TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
3. Remove the partition board. (See PARTITION BOARD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
4. Remove the trunk side trim. (See TRUNK SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
5. Remove the rear combination lights. (See REAR COMBINATION LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
6. Remove the screws.
7. Splash shield, detach tabs A, and then remove the splash shield.

8. Remove in the order indicated in the table.



1

Screw A

2

Screw B

3

Screw C

4

Fastener A

5

Energy absorbing form

6

Reflector

(See Reflector Removal Note.)

7

Rear bumper

(See Rear Bumper Removal Note.)

(See Rear bumper Installation Note.)


9. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Rear Bumper Removal Note

1. Pull the rear bumper ends (wheel arch) outward to detach from the bumper slider.

CAUTION:

Rear bumper Installation Note

1. Spread the rear bumper ends (wheel arches) apart.
2. Attach the rear bumper to the body.
3. Press the rear bumper connecting area into the body to engage with the bumper slider.

Reflector Removal Note

1. Lift the reflector up in the direction of the arrow, then unhook it from rear bumper.



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