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Old 04-08-2019, 09:42 AM
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Installing rear splash guards

Hi there. My wife's '18 RLX Sport Hybrid didn't come with any accessories other than the all-season mats, so I ordered up a set of body side moldings and splash guards online since I typically go with those on any Honda or Acura I have. And I almost always install them myself. The BSM's are pretty easy with the template they give you. Just take your time making sure they're following the template and clean the surface before you stick. The splash guards are typically also not a problem. Front ones involve turning the wheels, removing old screws, couple simple mods and screw it back in - piece of cake.

However, on the RLX, the instructions show the rear ones as being a bit more complicated than any others I've installed in the past. From the instructions, you remove a few screws and THEN UNCLIP THE FRONT SECTION OF THE REAR BUMPER!. Ok - this is a MSRP $63K+ vehicle that I'm going to pop off the front few clips of the rear bumper to get at a place to drill a hole to secure the rear screw of the bumper. Has anyone tackled this themselves and does the bumper easily come unclipped - and more importantly clip back cleanly? Part of me is tempted to get the dealer to put the rear ones on, but if I'm overthinking the risks here I don't have an issue doing it myself.

Anyone who has done this before,or knows enough to talk me off the edge here so I don't start worrying too much, I'd love to hear from you.

thanks! andy
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Anyone who has done this before,or knows enough to talk me off the edge here so I don't start worrying too much, I'd love to hear from you.
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Andy - move away from the edge and bring them to the dealer! I had my dealer install my rear splash guards and it was quick and cost me under $50.

I can't say it wasn't easy or hard - but if the instructions mentioned unclipping the bumper, I'd happily hand over a $50 bill and be done with it....
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^^^ This. Dealership did mine as well. Some things I prefer to have someone else to blame if it goes awry.
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$50 install is a nice price, but as long as Honda provides clear instructions, it is a DIY all day long. I was surprised how easy the bumper clipped in and out.

https://www.acurapartswarehouse.com/...II01375-11.pdf
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Originally Posted by pcloadletter View Post
$50 install is a nice price, but as long as Honda provides clear instructions, it is a DIY all day long. I was surprised how easy the bumper clipped in and out.

https://www.acurapartswarehouse.com/...II01375-11.pdf

This DIY is on my list.
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