Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 4th, 2022. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Rear bumperette off = need to remove bumper cover?

Recommended Posts

Well the good thing is it didn't fall off while motoring down the road.

The right cover almost fell off while waxing the car in my garage tonight......wife's 02 C4 cab.

Correct me if I'm wrong, the 02-on ettes simply snap into a rectangular piece that sits on the inside of the main bumper....(unlike pre-02 that bolt like 986)......and that rectangular piece unfortunately is unattached (other than it's positioned on the other side of the bumper).

Appears the 02-on ettes are pushed into this piece 'before' the bumper is installed on the car........hence I'm in for rear bumper removal tomarrow.

Anyone that can tell me I'm wrong & save me the trouble...great....otherwise I see the drawing of rear bumper attach points Loren was good enough to post in a thread last July....will use that & go for it.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

The bumperettes on MY02 and newer are held on by tabs on the backside of the bumper cover. The service manual says to remove them from the backside using a screwdriver. I wonder if someone hit your bumperette and broke some of the tabs off?

Thanks for the follow Loren. Guess it's possible but not a scratch......there was bodu work back there last year, may have never been on perfectly correct, now just gave.

Those tabs are actually on the ette cover and push through slot holes in the bumper cover and then into slot holes in this free floating rectangle on the inside of the bumper cover (that does all the holding).

I'm taking the bumper off....will share a pic in the process.............thanks again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 9 months later...

I had some engine work done at the dealership last year just before winter. Everything went fine and I stored the car for the winter. Today I was doing a first wash of the car and noticed that my left bumperette is loose. The top of it can be pulled but not completely off. I am assuming the dealership didnt fully reinstall them when doing the work. Can I snap them back into place or do I have to take off the whole rear bumper? I am sure the dealership won't reinstall them for free because it has been several months since the work. Thanks for the help guys.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.