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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2004-2008 Nissan Maxima Front Bumper Cover Replacement

Fits years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

All Nissan Maxima for sale Tools required:

  • 10mm socket/ratchet with extension

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • Pliers


Step 1: Open the vehicle's hood.

Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the retaining pins (2 " 1 per side) located just above the headlight assembly.


Pry the CENTER of these clips up, allowing for removal of the retaining pin.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (4 " 2 per side) located in FRONT of the front tires, on the UNDERSIDE of the front bumper cover.

Step 4: You can now separate the wheel well liner from the front bumper cover.

Step 5: Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from EACH fog light assembly.


You can reach this wiring harness by reaching behind the front bumper cover, between the cover and the wheel well liner.

Step 6: Loosen and remove the 10mm bolts (2 " 1 per side) located just behind the fog light assembly where the bumper cover meets the chassis.

Step 7: Using the flathead screwdriver, disengage the retaining pins (6) that line the UNDERSIDE of the front bumper cover.

Step 8: You can now PULL and remove the front bumper cover from the vehicle.


NOTE: If you need to transfer the lighting assemblies or the grille, do so now before attaching the new bumper cover to the vehicle.

Step 9: Attach the bumper cover to the vehicle by engaging the retaining pins (2) located on the TOP of the front bumper cover (near the radiator).

Step 10: Tighten the 10mm bolts (2) inside the wheel wells.

Step 11: Connect the wiring harnesses (2) to the fog light assemblies.

Step 12: Tighten the Phillips screws (4) inside each wheel well.

Step 13: Engage the retaining pins (6) that line the UNDERSIDE of the front bumper cover.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008 Nissan Maxima Replacement Instructions

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