How much should this cost to repair?

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  1. razor488

    razor488 Full Access Member

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    I backed into my inlaws' car and my right rear bumper separated from the panel above it. Seems to me that the bumper needs to be taken off and the clips replaced? I plan on taking it to my dealership for a quote but if they are too high I will just take it to an independent body shop. Thoughts on estimated repair cost?
     
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    It may have just popped out of the clips too. It doesn't look like the holes are broken. I would try undoing the screws in the wheel well and see if you can just push it back into place, then put the screw back in.

    Sorry, I have no idea what the cost would be at the dealer or somewhere else. I'm sure it's more than it should be. ;-)
     
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    08HoeCD "Prolly" is not a real word

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    If you determine that you can't repair it yourself, I'd suggest taking it to a body shop instead of the dealer. Body shop will know exactly what to do and may even "pop" it back together at no charge, whereas the dealer may struggle and charge you $250
     
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    Could be a easy fix, maybe take that rear passenger tire off, then take a couple of the black shroud screws out on the backside then you can reach inside there and pop the bumper cover clips back on, might be able to just do it from underneath, it's just a plastic cover
     
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    If it is like the front fascia, that area is attached to the body by clips only. Just press into place. If the clips (or the part of the fascia that attaches to the clips) aren't broken, you should be able to just press it back into place. Can you look at it from below, and see if there is any damage? Or, as suggested by another poster, remove the inner wheel liner and look at the inside via that access point?
     
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    When you get it fixed practice backing up around other objects and using your mirrors. C'mon man! LOL!
     
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    This happened to my wife's as well. I literally took back side of my closed fist and popped it back into place with a few forceful hits.
     
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    No crease usually means not much if any stretching. Do it soon before the cold hits. If it won’t stay popped back apply a little heat.
     

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