front plastic panel removal

front plastic panel removal

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rene7

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403 posts

52 months

Thursday 15th July
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Hope you can help me guy's - The alternator on my toyota Auris/Blade is knackered so I need to change it, To remove the alternator I understand i Have to remove the complete plastic front panel, and O/S headlight, this will allow access to remove and re-fit the alternator.
However the front panel is proving impossible to remove, it is attached on either side of the wing and I can't see what is holding it its not obvious at all, could it be a push fit clip - see photo of area where it's held??
Has anyone ever removed this panel and if so how did you manage it?
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Rene

steveo3002

8,644 posts

143 months

Thursday 15th July
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you dont say what year , youtube has a few videos if you call it a bumper and not a panel

https://youtu.be/ay9yH6szgsg

rene7

Original Poster:

403 posts

52 months

Thursday 15th July
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steveo3002
It's a 2007 car but this model auris was made 2005-2011,
Rene

Jazoli

8,423 posts

219 months

Thursday 15th July
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You will usually have to remove the fixings from the slam panel, 4 or 5 underneath the bumper, 2 or 3 in the wheelarches then you pull the bumper away from the car from the sides and lift/remove from the front

watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay9yH6szgsg&ab...

Its a 10 minute job once you know how.

rene7

Original Poster:

403 posts

52 months

Thursday 15th July
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Jazoli
Now sorted - A row of 5/6 lugs on steel wing fitted into slots in plastic bumbper. Of course 14 years of muck and crud did their best to resist the spllit.smile
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Does anyone know where I can get a new alternator toyota part #27060-31091 from? Uk toyota are telling me it's no longer avaialble frown
TA
Rene
ps
the nice RAC man who recovered me mentioned it was probably the rectifier, anyone know a supplier of one of them?
TA

steveo3002

8,644 posts

143 months

Thursday 15th July
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most likely find a local place that can repair /rebuild it