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Audi A4 B6 Bumper Replacement | Removal And Installation

Here is how to remove the front bumper cover on your B6 generation Audi A4. The bumper in this photo is from an UltraSport A4 and while it looks different then a regular A4 bumper, everything is mounted exactly the same. Let's begin.

Front Bumper Removal

audi a4 b6 ultrasport

1. Start by removing the lower grille. Just pull the tab down and remove the plastic part. Do the same for the other side. audi a4 bumper lower grille

2. Loosen the allen bolt that connects to the shock absorber. Do the same for the other side. audi a4 b6 bumper bolt

3. Remove any clips or bolts holding the belly pan to the bumper (not all of them are shown in the photo). To remove the bolts, use a screw driver and rotate 180 degrees. audi a4 b6 belly clips

4. Remove the wheels to get access to the fender liner. Remove the clips and torx bolts that secure the fender liner. There are a couple more bolts at the top of the wheel well that are not shown in this photo. Do this for both sides of the car (duh). audi a4 b6 fender liner

5. Peel back the fender liner and remove the last torx bolt along with three nuts that hold the bumper (arrows). Do both sides of the car. audi a4 b6 bumper bolts

audi a4 b6 bumper nuts

6. Use something flat like a screwdriver to disengage the bottom portion of the bumper from the guide (circled in red) and slide the bumper forward a little. audi a4 b6 bumper clips

7. Before you can fully remove the bumper you will have to disconnect two electrical plugs and the headlight washer line (it's a quick disconnect fitting so undo the clip and pull out the line). audi a4 b6 bumper washer line

8. With everything disconnected you can now remove the bumper. audi a4 b6 bumper removal

Front Bumper Installation

Installation is a straight forward reverse of the removal steps.

Make sure you replace the green o-ring around the headlight washer line. If you reuse it, there is a good chance that it will leak at the quick disconnect. Ask me how I know :)

Torque the big allen bolts to (26NM or 19 lb-ft). Torque the bumper nuts (one ones behind the fender liner) to (4NM or 3 lb-ft).

Comments  
# Dillon 2014-04-06 22:00
remember that washer fluid will come out when you disconnect the line
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# AL 2015-07-01 00:24
I would pinch off that hose with locking vise grips.
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# peter 2014-06-10 12:34
Hi I recently ordered the bottom half of my front bumper called the splitter. Is it a matter of just clipping it on and screwing it back in place. Great pics
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# Nelson Fok 2014-12-29 11:00
Where can I purchase the splitter of the bumper bar. Do I need to purchase the entire unit? Please advise
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# Abe 2017-02-24 03:42
When buying an aftermarket bumper. How do you get the vehicles parts on the original front bumper to the new one?
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# Mo 2017-08-02 11:11
Could I put a 1.8t front bumper in a 1.9 tdi?
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