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Service manual for 2017 Bolt / damage front car

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:47 pm
by Stefan1991
Yesterday a rock (or something big) hit my car while driving down the road. (see pictures below)
I checked my insurance, but with a 1500 deductible + an increase in rate it definitely won't be worth using that.

So I was wondering, does anyone know a way to obtain the factory service manual for my 2017 Bolt? (Or if anyone who has one could look up how to take the bumper off). I'm not an expert in car body repair, but I hope that by taking the bumper off I could at least pop that orange piece back.
I looked at some youtube videos on how to fix cracks/messed up bumpers. I have never done this before, but I guess it's a chance to learn something new. (although I would be very afraid to sand that area and assume I will be able to learn to paint it like a professional would).

Right an hour before this happened I was working on the back bumper (I cut a hole and installed a trailer hitch). So I at least have that experience. I'm assuming the front bumper is attached the same way as the back.

It looks like a new front bumper costs $288.87 and the lower grill $234.40 (https://www.gmpartscenter.net/auto-part ... front-scat) So I guess it might be worth trying to figure out a way to fix this without actually replacing it. But a service manual would be very helpful since I don't want to just unscrew/pull/unplug cables and hope I'm doing the right thing.

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Re: Service manual for 2017 Bolt / damage front car

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:49 pm
by scknogas
In order to remove the bumper fascia (the cracked plastic part), you'd need to...

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1 - Remove the Front Compartment Front Sight Shield
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2 - Remove the Front Wheelhouse Liner Screws (not sure if you need to take the liner out completely)
3 - Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Wheel Opening Screws
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4. Remove the Front Wheel Opening Molding Retainer
5. Remove the Front Wheel Opening Molding Clips
6. Partially remove the front wheel opening molding
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7. Remove the Front Compartment Insulator Screws
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8. Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Lower Bolts
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9. Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Wheel Opening Bolts
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10. Remove the Front Bumper Fascia Upper Bolts
11. Release the integral retainers at both fenders and headlamps.
12. Lift fascia off of headlamp retaining tabs, then Carefully pull the front bumper fascia outward to remove.
13. Disconnect all electrical connectors.

Re: Service manual for 2017 Bolt / damage front car

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:01 pm
by scknogas
Or just go to bumpermedic. :)