DIY: Replacing The Front Bumper End Caps On Your ’07-’13 Chevy Truck

The front bumper end caps on Chevy pick-ups take a lot of abuse. From using the chrome horn to move trash cans to minor fender benders at stop lights, these plastic end caps show all the wear and tear truck drivers dish out. They can also make a truck look worse than what it should look like for it’s age. Thankfully, the end caps are readily available at the parts store and easy to replace. 

Removing the entire front bumper assembly.

A quick internet search shows that each end cap for ’07-’13 Chevy Silverado trucks are roughly $25 for the right or left cap. Which means if you get into a minor fender bender and you have a $500 deductible on your insurance… you’ll end up buying and paying for the installation of these end caps yourself. If you are the mechanical type, it will be less painful on your pocketbook if you source the end caps yourself and do the installation in your driveway or garage. 

This video shows how simple and easy the replacement of the front bumper end caps actually are. 

Surprisingly, removing the front bumper as an assembly, then working with the end caps is the most efficient way to perform the removal and replacement. Attempting to replace the end cap without removing the front bumper requires some contortionist maneuvers and thin spaghetti arms to pull that trick off. Trust us, just remove the entire assembly first.

Transferring the old hardware over.

A few bolts, nuts and trim fasteners later and the end cap is off and ready for the new one. After moving all of the hardware over to the new end cap, the installation is simply a matter of reversing the removal process.

A quick and easy fix where you can save a few bucks with this do-it-yourself project. 

 

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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