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How do you change the bumper cover on a 2004 Chrysler Sebring

Customer Question

How do you change the bumper cover on a 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.

Here is the information to replace the cover:


  1. Release hood latch and open hood.
  2. Remove fasteners attaching top of grille to headlamp adapter assembly (Fig.2).
  3. Hoist and support vehicle on safety stands. Refer to Vehicle Lifting, for proper hoisting and jacking procedures.
  4. Remove inner wheelhouse front wheel house splash shield as necessary to access nut attaching fascia wings to fender.
  5. Remove fasteners attaching bottom of fascia to radiator closure panel and to brake ducts.
  6. Remove screws attaching fascia to front fenders.
  7. Slide fascia forward and separate fascia from vehicle.
  8. Disengage fog lamp wire connectors from back of fog lamps, if so equipped.

INSTALLATION - JR-27 (Convertible)




  • Ensure that energy management foam is properly installed in front fascia (Fig.3).
  • Engage fog lamp wire connectors to back of fog lamps, if so equipped.




  • Position fascia on vehicle and slide rearward, being careful to ensure that the grille slides under hood latch (Fig. 2).
  • Install fasteners attaching bottom of fascia to radiator closure panel and brake ducts.
  • Install fasteners attaching top of fascia to upper crossmember.
  • Install front wheelhouse splash shields.
  • Customer: replied 7 years ago.

    What are the steps when changing the grille and the bumper absorber along with the bumper cover? I forgot to ask about them when I asked for the bumper cover instructions.


    Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX

    Expert:  brownjeff replied 7 years ago.
  • Remove fascia from the vehicle.
  • Remove foam impact bar from fascia.



  • Remove clips attaching grille (Fig. 9).
  • Remove grille from fascia.
  • Transfer medallion.
  • Remove grille from fascia.


    1. Position grille on fascia.
    2. Install screws attaching grille to fascia (Fig. 9).
    3. Install foam impact bar to fascia.
    4. Place fascia into position.
    5. Install front bumper fascia.

    I don't have information on the absorber