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Thanks to 01MsMIS for this tutorial.

I been looking at the tutorials list and I don’t see any rear bumper removal, and i need to remove mine, so I decided to do a tutorial with pics.

1) you’ll need to remove your tail lights
http://my.is/forums/showthread.php?t=106668


2) Remove the mud flap near the bottom of the wheel well. this connects the splash guards with the bumper. Removing this piece will ease you in getting into the splash guard later.


3) Remove a nut at the bottom of the splash guard; this should be a 10mm

4) peel back the splash guard. This will expose another 10mm nut at the connection line b/w the rear quarter and the bumper (edge of the bumper closest b/w the rear quarter, bumper, and splash guard)


5) These are / were hidden behind the taillights. They are clear and shape like ninjar stars (rectangle with "wings" on each side). Remove them with some creativity


6). Repeat step 2, 3, 4 and 5 on other side


7)Remove all the clips on the bottom of the bumper. ( 4 clips total)


8) Remove the clips on trunk striker panel and trunk lining (2 clips on trunk lining and 5 on trunk striker panel)


9) pull the trunk striker panel/trunk lining out so you will have enough room to unscrew the 4 10mm nuts (u will need a long 10mm socket)



10) After the 4 nuts are out, you will be able to pull the bumper out

11) oh yeah remember to unplug the rear side markers
 
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IS300 rear bumper

Hey,
Read and loved the article.I recently had a rear bumper replaced by a garage and noticed passenger side is slightly hanging down (1/4"). Without complete removal/install or taking it back to the garage, is there anything I can do to just tighten it up or fix it? Thanks in advance.
 

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I just finished my back bumper removal. Thanks for the guide. I wanted to add that, with high miles on on your car, be careful not to break the two tabs where the 10mm screws align under the quarter panels. They are thin. My driver side one was cracked, and the other side was broken due to accident damage.
 

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I didn't think removing the rear bumper would be difficult. This post made it ridiculously easy! Off to paint!
 

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hey i just fixed my 2002 lexus is300 and i got to the part where i have to install my bumpers. problem is that i am being told that there is a side marker clip that goes between the bumper and the body so the bumper will hold. this is my very first lexus that i am working on and im wondering is there really a clip that goes there. i will attach a photo if i can.

Please let me know asap. i need this car on the road soon.
 
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