[200q20v] Re: Front bumper adjustment

hah at srv.net hah at srv.net
Fri Aug 4 14:23:00 EDT 2000

>My 200Tq has been returned from the shop with a complete new
>front suspension - what a difference. The deer damage worked
>out well after all, including new Euro lights. However, the
>front bumper is not right. It appears to be high in the
>center and a little low at the corners. From Bentley it
>appears that there is some adjustment in the mounting at the
>frame. Anybody been at this one? Experience - advice????

Have you tried taking the bumper off to look? It's very easy, two ~8mm 
allen head bolts from underneath, about where the inner edge of the 
headlights sit & twist out the turn signal bulbs. Pulls right off, no 
messing with the grille. I don't see how it could be misaligned like that 
unless the cover is improperly attached to the bumper bar or the sides 
aren't lined up into the guides right (it does help to have two people when 
putting it back on). Either way, pulling it off sounds like the way to 
inspect. What parts were replaced?

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 110k, bumper off and aux rad hose pull is good way to 
drain coolant
1988 GTI 16v, 210k, bumpers kind of a pain to get on & off

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