How to Remove the Front Bumper on the Astra H

Removing the Front Bumper from the Astra H is a relatively quick task. Pay special attention when removing the bumper so you don’t damage any fastenings or panels in the process. This guide will show you How to Remove the Front Bumper on the Astra H.

Items you’ll need

Possible Spares you’ll need

Difficulty

2/5

Process

  1. Jack Up the car and place on Axel Stands (This is not really necessary, but does make the job much easier. By raising the car you get better access to the plastic rivets and torx screws under the wheel arch. (See Car Jacking section of this website)
  2. Raise the bonnet of the car (See Raising Bonnet section of this website)
  3. Turn Steering Full lock Left and remove the 2 torx screws in the wheel arch (See Figure 1)
    Wheel Arch Bumper Screws on Astra H

    Figure 1 – Use Torx T20 driver to remove the 2 screws in the wheel arches.

  4. Repeat the previous step for the other wheel arch
  5. Remove the plastic fasteners on the underside of the bumper (See Figure 2) TIP: I use a flat blade screw driver to gently prise the center of the fastener out then fully remove using long nose pliers.
  6. Plastic Fasteners on Astra H Front Bumper

    (Figure 2) Remove the plastic fasteners on the underside of the bumper.

  7. Remove the plastic fasteners from the grille under the bonnet. (See Figure 3) TIP: With these, push the centre of the fastener through trying to retrieve it from underneath. Try not to lose these.
  8. Plastic Fasteners on Astra H Front Bumper

    (Figure 3) Remove the plastic fasteners on the grille part of the bumper.

  9. Remove the grille from the bumper, using a flat blade screwdriver, press the tabs at the bottom of the grille attaching it to the bumper. (See Figure 4)
  10. Plastic Tabs on Astra H Front Bumper Grille

    (Figure 4) Press the tabs at the bottom of the grille attaching it to the bumper

  11. Next to the headlights, you’ll notice 2 more plastic rivets, remove and retrieve these (See Figure 5). TIP: I use a flat blade screw driver to gently prise the center of the fastener out then fully remove using long nose pliers.
  12. Plastic Fasteners on Astra H Front Bumper

    (Figure 5) Remove the plastic fasteners by the headlights on the bumper.

  13. Now that all the fasteners have been removed, the bumper can be removed from the car. Pull the bumper away from the car by the wheel arches, then start to pull the bumper forward away from the front of the car. (See Figure 6). TIP: Lay an old blanket on the floor as it will rest here while you do the next step
  14. Bumper Removal on Astra H

    (Figure 6) Pull the bumper away from the car by the wheel arches, then start to pull the bumper forward away from the front of the car.

  15. The bumper should be now resting on your old blanket, detach any cables / washer lines, and sensors etc from the bumper if needed.

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Disclaimer

I am a car enthusiast and have owned a few Astras in my time, I am not a trained mechanic. I enjoy making my information available to you via this website and try to point out some tips along the way if I can. I can't promise that anything I show you will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone else, your car or your warranty by doing it. Be safe, be responsible and unless you know what you're doing, do not play around with very serious machinery. Please consult a qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.