How to Replace the Rear Bumper on a 2000 Honda Accord EX

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The rear bumper of a 2000 Honda Accord EX is very smooth and straight. This bumper has a side marker light on each side, but no license plate or other trim. Since this model Accord was and is popular in the import aftermarket, there are many different body kits available that include rear bumpers. To remove and replace the rear bumper on a 2000 Honda Accord EX, you'll need only two hours of free time and a few common tools found in your garage.

Things You'll Need

  • Ratchet
  • Socket set
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers

Removal of the Bumper

  • Remove two 8-mm bolts from the front edge of the rear bumper, located just behind the rear tire. Do this for both sides of the car.

  • Pry the black plastic clips out of the bottom underside of the bumper. Use a flat-head screwdriver to pry the clips up and a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull them out. There are 12 clips along the bottom edge of the bumper.

  • Open the trunk and pull the carpet up from the rear of the floor. Locate the row of four 10-mm bolts and remove them.

  • Pull the bumper partially off the Accord. Unplug the wiring for the side marker lights and push the light lenses out for use in the new bumper. Pull the bumper completely off the car.

Replacement of the Bumper

  • Place the Accord bumper on the car and slide it into place, slipping the top edge underneath, where the trunk lid sits.

  • Open the trunk and replace the row of four 10-mm bolts along the rear edge of the floor. Replace the carpet.

  • Snap the light lenses onto the bumper and reach behind them to plug the wiring in. Push the bumper into place and install the two 8-mm bolts on the front edge, directly behind the rear tires.

  • Insert the row of 12 black clips into the bottom, underneath edge of the bumper. Push them in with your fingers to completely install them. The bumper is now fully installed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a small container to keep all of the bolts and hardware in when removing the bumper so that they are easily found when replacing the bumper.
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