Rear bumper near rear door loose

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    Noticed today that my rear bumper behind the drivers rear door came loose. During inspection do not see any rusted or missing parts. Not sure how to re-attach this. Is there a trick to 're-hang' this?

    1995 ATX

    Ideas?

     
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    There is a slot on the bumper that hooks onto a mushroom like piece on the car. Looks like it slipped out. If you look under the area, you can see it. You can loosen the bumper and slide it out and back in. The fasteners are near the bumper attachment under the tail lights.
     
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    I can see the button and see how it goes back on. I need to pop the rear bumper cover off to slide the rail back on the button. I can see many of the fasteners, but there must be one right at the corner that I can not see, It's holding the cover on tight. Do I access that fastener from the top (Through the tail light) or from below? I can not see whatever is holding the cover on right at the corner.
     
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    There are actually two rear bumper covers on a SHO. There is a inner standard Taurus bumper cover (see luigisho post above for a picture) that has the slots in it. The second outer bumper cover goes over the standard Taurus bumper cover, this one has the word SHO on it.

    The Ford manual says (no pictures, but I removed one awhile back) there are 10 push pins retaining the outer cover to the inner bumper. There are also six plastic rivets (three on each side) retaining the outer cover to the ends of the inner bumper. If the outer cover is not pulling away from the inner cover, then the rivets should be okay. You can sort of see them near the lower edge of the outer bumper cover.

    If you can see the inner cover where the slot is no longer engaging the button, you can just loosen the whole assembly from the car. To get the (inner and outer) cover assembly loose, you have to unbolt 8 fasteners holding two rectangle bumper brackets (4 bolts on each) so you can slide the whole assembly back enough in order to reengage the button into the slot.

    You access the fasteners from underneath the car, not through the trunk.
     
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    Thanks for all your help. I was able to pull the bumper off the back of the car and re-seat the side bumper 'button'.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Also there are two fasteners on each side in the rear wheel well to secure the ends of the bumper, big black plastic push pins of some flavor that I expect would need to be replaced if they've been pulled.

    edit: there are three - they are just fancy plastic pins.
     
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