Seat Leon >> Removing and installing bumper cover

Rear bumper trim, three and five-door models: remove and install

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Bumpers

Removing

  • Open the tailgate.
  • Remove tail lights.

Note The number and arrangement of the bolts can vary according to the vehicle engine.

  • Remove the screws -arrows- for fixing the rear bumper trim on the underside of the vehicle.

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  • Remove the bolts -arrows- that fasten the rear bumper trim to the wheel housing.

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  • Remove bolts -arrows-.
Caution

The following does not have to be removed when removing the rear bumper trim:

  • Fastener -1-
  • Release the trim from the bumper. For this purpose, pull on one corner in order to clip the trim out of the guide.
Caution

There is a risk of damaging the electrical wiring harness

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Before completely removing the trim of the bumper:

  • Unclip and disconnect the plug for the parking assist sender.
  • Unclip and disconnect the plug for the number plate light.

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Continuation only for vehicles with rear view camera:

  • Disconnect the plug connectors for the rear view camera.

All vehicles (continued):

Note To protect the components removed against damage, cover the resting surface with soft material.

  • Remove he bumper trim.
  • Use some masking tape -arrow a- to attach the electrical connections of the lights to the inner surface of the light mounting.

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

Bumpers

Note

  • Check that the air vents are not blocked and that the butterfly valves function properly.
  • Check that the electrical connections of the lights are secured with masking tape -arrow a-.
  • Where applicable, check that the heat shield on the bumper trim is in perfect condition.

 

  • Use the tightening torque of the screws.

Bumpers

Model ST rear bumper trim: remove and install

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Bumpers

Removing

  • Open the tailgate.
  • Remove tail lights.

Note The number and arrangement of the bolts can vary according to the vehicle engine.

  • Remove the bolts -3- fixing the underbody protection -1- to the bumper trim.

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  • Move the underbody protection -1- and remove the bolt -2-.
  • Remove screws -4-.
  • Remove the bolts -arrows- that fasten the rear bumper trim to the wheel housing.

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  • Remove bolts -arrows-.
Caution

The following does not have to be removed when removing the rear bumper trim:

  • Fastener -1-

Bumpers

  • Separate the trim from the bumper: pull on the zone marked by -arrows a- and by this means, unclip the bumper out of the guide profile.

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  • Subsequently pull on the zone marked by -arrows b-.
  • Pull on the zone of -arrows c-, to unclip the trim out of the securing strip.
Caution

There is a risk of damaging the electrical wiring harness

Before completely removing the trim of the bumper:

  • Unclip and disconnect the plug for the parking assist sender.
  • Unclip and disconnect the plug for the number plate light .

Continuation only for vehicles with rear view camera:

  • Disconnect the plug connectors for the rear view camera.

All vehicles (continued):

Bumpers

Note To protect the components removed against damage, cover the resting surface with soft material.

  • Remove he bumper trim.
  • Use some masking tape -arrow a- to attach the electrical connections of the lights to the inner surface of the light mounting.

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

Bumpers

Note

  • Check that the air vents are not blocked and that the butterfly valves function properly.
  • Check that the electrical connections of the lights are secured with masking tape -arrow a-.
  • Where applicable, check that the heat shield on the bumper trim is in perfect condition.

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  • Unclip and disconnect the plug for the parking assist sender.
  • Connect the plugs for the number plate light.

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  • Install bumper trim; for this purpose fit to the specified points indicated by the -arrows a- in order to press it into the securing strip -1-. Push in the zone of -arrows a- against the bumper trim.

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  • Push in the zone of -arrows b- from both sides.
  • Push in the zone of -arrows c- from both sides.

Continue installation in opposite order as removal

  • Use the tightening torque of the screws.

Rear bumper trim, vehicles with 3 and 5 doors: Leon 2017 removing and fitting

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Bumpers

Removing

  • Open the tailgate.
  • Remove tail lights.

Note The number and arrangement of the bolts can vary according to the vehicle engine.

  • Remove the screws -arrows- for fixing the rear bumper trim on the underside of the vehicle.

Bumpers

  • Remove the bolts -arrows- that fasten the rear bumper trim to the wheel housing.
  • Unscrew wheel housing -2- and loosen bolts -1- on both sides.

Bumpers

  • Remove bolts -arrows-.
Caution

The following does not have to be removed when removing the rear bumper trim:

  • Fastener -1-

Bumpers

  • Pull bumper trim 1 at both end out of the guides.
Caution

There is a risk of damaging the electrical wiring harness

Before completely removing the trim of the bumper:

  • Unclip and remove electrical plug connector of the parking assist sender -4-.
  • Unclip and remove the plug for the number plate light -5-.

Continuation only for vehicles with rear view camera:

  • Unplug electrical connectors of the reverse camera -2- and -3-.

All vehicles (continued):

Bumpers

Note To protect the components removed against damage, cover the resting surface with soft material.

  • Remove he bumper trim.
  • Use some masking tape -arrow a- to attach the electrical connections of the lights to the inner surface of the light mounting.

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

Bumpers

Note

  • Check that the air vents are not blocked and that the butterfly valves function properly.
  • Check that the electrical connections of the lights are secured with masking tape -arrow a-.
  • Where applicable, check that the heat shield on the bumper trim is in perfect condition.

 

  • Use the tightening torque of the screws.

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