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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2001-2005 Honda Civic Rear Bumper Cover Replacement

Fits years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

All Honda Civic for sale Tools required:

  • 8mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's trunk.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the 8mm bolts (2 " 1 per side) inside each rear wheel well.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2 " 1 per side) inside each rear wheel well.

Step 4: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the screw covers (2 " 1 per side) exposed by opening the trunk. In doing so, you expose a 10mm bolt. Loosen and remove this bolt.

Step 5: Disengage the retaining clips that line the underside of the rear bumper cover.


To disengage these clips, use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the center of the clip. You can then pull the clip from its position.

Step 6: You can now pull each side of the bumper cover free, and remove it from the vehicle.

Step 7: To reattach the bumper cover, move it into position, and tighten the 8mm bolts and Phillips screws (1 per side).

Step 8: Tighten the 10mm bolts (2) and cover the bolts with the screw covers.

Step 9: Re-engage the retaining clips that line the underside of the bumper cover.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005 Honda Civic Replacement Instructions

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