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Removing the front bumper

Removing the front bumper

This guide shows the proper method for removing the front bumper of the R170 SLK. Click on the photo for a higher resolution image and to print.

9 Responses to “Removing the front bumper”

  1. Jason says:

    Great website! Thanks!

    I’m curious, how long does it take to remove bumper? Thanks.

  2. Alex says:

    I cannot get the front bumper removal thumb to expand. I can get the other How To Guide to do so.
    Is it possible for you to email the procedure to me?
    Thanks so much.

  3. Ray says:

    The picture will not enlarge, this image and some others return a server error when you click on the box. If possible please would send me a printable image.

    Many Thanks.. Ray

  4. Ray says:

    Hi – The image is not present and when you click on the box it returns a server error, this also happens on some other images too. Please could email me a copy.

    Many Thanks.. Ray

  5. Mark says:

    I just took the bumper off this afternoon and
    It’s relatively easy if you take your time.

    I couldn’t find a video on the 170 from YouTube
    But did find the 171.

    On the 171, you have to remove the lower
    venting and and access the two screws for
    removal where on the 170 you access
    Them from behind the grille.

    The only tricky part is learning how to access
    the bolt behind the turn signal.

    Start with the pods in front of each wheel,
    And the rest is easy.

    If you’re intent on getting it off fast it can
    done in under an hour.

    I was slow and wanted to look at other
    things as I went along and it probably
    took me 2 hours.

  6. Greg says:

    Having just done mine everything is very easy and straightforward – except for the 2 cross member nuts marked No 4 on the diagram. Without those the job would take 15 – 20 min to remove with uncorroded fixings.

    On a hoist they would take a couple of minutes each after dropping the engine compartment floor pan but working on the garage floor without the car raised they are extremely difficult to remove as access is very limited and you cant see them whilst trying to get a spanner on them. I’m sure MB could have made them front fixing if they’d really wanted to! Took me about 1/2 hour each.

    • Chuck Stogner says:

      Do you think the job would have been much easier if you drove the front of the car up on a pair of rams to elevate?


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