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Rear bumper corner gap below taillights after bumper reinstall

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Hwnrunner, Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    Hwnrunner

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    Hi all,
    just added the lower valances to my SR5, bumper removal was a breeze but the reinstall has me confused where the bumper corner meets the body and those 2 tiny little clips/ tabs that click on just below the taillights.
    Does this gap look correct.
    I tried different angles, applying pressure in different spots, put on/ off several times, same result on both sides, anyone know the secret to getting it to click all the way in if this is wrong?
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    rsimi72

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    I’ve never pulled my bumper so I can’t comment on reassembly, but I took a few pics for comparison if that’s helpful. My gap looks a little bit tighter. I hope somebody with reassembly experience can chime in. It was dark in my garage when I took these pics so they may not be too helpful. Good luck!

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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    Hwnrunner

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    Thankyou, that does help. Pretty sure I'm not catching the clip right above the curve.
     
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  4. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:01 PM
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    silversr5t4r

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    Nice bro I did the same to my SR5 and mine doesn’t clip in. Even the front corner doesn’t clip
     
  5. Feb 13, 2019 at 11:34 PM
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    4runningMan

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    What are "lower valences"?

    I'll snap a pic of my rear 1/4's tomorrow if I remember. To see if I have a gap there on my SR5.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2019 at 4:00 AM
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    DGP1961

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    Yeah I can't comment either but you do have an uneven gap. Went used car shopping with a relative last summer and he got a used Honda. It also had a little "tap" on the front bumper which was a little uneven. Dealer kept it a couple days and gave it to the body shop they straightened it out right no clue how though.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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    Hwnrunner

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    The TRD valences are the Silver plastic trim pieces attached to the bumper in my last pic. I had to remove the bumper cover to cut the slits for the valences tabs.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    Hwnrunner

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    Thx - I didn't have an problems with the front, that went back on pretty easily for me. I've been looking at other TR4's in parking lots, I definitely did not get a full click on the clips. I worked the passenger side into almost flush now but the drivers side wont give in yet and still has a slight bulge. Wondering if taking off the taillight would help massage it in there.
     

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