Date registered: Jan 2016
Vehicle: 86 560SL
Location: Greater Hotlanta
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Remove the two side extension from the bumper. They are attached to the bumper with 3 screws, 2 are accessible from underneath the bumper, one of the nuts is located inside the bumper, just take a flashlight and look inside the bumper, you’ll see the nut (13mm socket). Pull the extensions gently off the bumper and slide towards the doors. Should come right off.
With the side extensions off you can easily access the two nuts (10mm wrench) that hold each turn signal. Remove the turn signals.
The mounting bolts for the fog lights can easily be accessed from below the bumper (10mm socket).
Unbolt the bumper from the car.
To completely remove the turn signals you have to remove the headlights and unplug them.
To remove the standoff brackets that hold the bumper extensions away of the fender, just jack up the car and look inside the fender from underneath, you will see a sheet metal bracket held down by a nut, remove the nut and the sheet metal bracket will come off. Remove the standoff bracket.
If you are planing on replacing your US bumper with another US bumper, there is no need to unplug the turn signals from the headlights. There is also no need to remove the standoff brackets that hold the bumper extensions away from the fender.
I only removed the turn signals completely because I am planing on using a different type.
Last edited by RLT61; 05-19-2018 at 07:50 PM.
Reason: Added info