Originally Posted by encephalopathy
..specifically how do i remove it
i can see the series of screws across the bootlip but are there any other awkward ones to remove?
I've done this recently myself to install an ESP parking sensor.
The steps for the pre-facelift version are (from memory):
1. Remove the 4 cross-head screws + 2 star-type ones from the plastic boot lip cover to remove the cover itself (I'm not sure how else to describe the star-type screws, they're like Allen screws with a star-shaped hole instead of a hexagonal one) .
2. Remove the 3 star-type screws from the centre of the bumper lower lip.
3. Remove the 2 cross-head screws from the edges of the lower bumper lip.
4. Remove the 3 cross-head screws inside the rear end of the rear wheel arch (both sides).
5. Remove the star-type screw from *beneath* the top lip of the edges of the bumper (1 on each side). They are just behind the rear wheel. These are the toughest ones, you'll need to squeeze your arm between the chassis, the rear fender arch and the bumper from beneath the car to get to them.
6. Remove the floor lining inside the boot - after removing 2 star-type screws on the boot floor near the back of the rear seat.
8. Remove the plastic cover from the top of the boot "ceiling" (5 plastic half-turn screws, no tools needed here)
7. Remove the plastic rear lamp covers from the inside of the rear of the boot. These are secured by 2 small hexagonal nuts each.
9. Remove the left and right boot lining. These will reveal 8 more star-type screws - 4 each side - securing the upper lip of the bumper. These will also have to be removed.
10. Disconnect the rear number-plate light fixtures from the bumper. The bumper should be removable after this.
It took me a full day to take it off and reinstall it but if you're patient it's doable.
If some of the steps are unclear please let me know.