Another grateful diy reader here. Just used this to install my wagner intercooler and was dreading these hidden bolts and nuts. I have a suggestion tho, after removing the 2 bolts and 4 nuts, pry off the clips with a screw driver (just stick it in and twist to pop the clips of the bumper) and mount the bracket back on the bumper. The passenger side bracket will have a horn that mounts on the bracket also so it's a lot easier this way. The driver side bracket has a wire loom clip also which makes it easier to pre-mount the bracket first. Then when you put the bumper back on, just line up the hidden bracket with the bumper clips along with the clips below the headlights and hit the bumper with the flat of your Palm to pop them in. I start with the headlight ones first and move my way toward the hidden clips.
2012 Optima SX Titanium Silver Premium Touring Pkg
New Switchback LED mod, Nameless Motor Mount Inserts, SR Rigid Collars, Ultra Racing FSTB, Neotech RSB, Boomba Racing BOV, NP Intake to stock Air box, AEM Dryflow Filter, Cree reverse LEDs, LED Rear turn signals, Camilly LED Rear Bumper Reflectors, 80w Cree Fog lights, Auto Tilt Mirror Mod, 3.0 CF/Black K-badges, PCV&IC OCCs, P2R TB Spacer, HKS M45xl plugs, Wagner IC, OSRAM CBI HID bulbs
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What makes it so much easier, IMO, is 1) you don't risk tearing your bumper, and 2) By removing the nuts and bolts, the bumper almost literally falls off in your hands, instead of having to tug like hell on it.
Just in case anyone wants an embedded video, here's my method:
Has anyone removed the front bumper on a 14 or 15? Is it any different? Any tips? I attempted this about a year ago when changing my HIDs and gave up because it wasn't budging. Now I need to change my turn signals and apparently the bumper has to come off (which I find ridiculous).