Removing forward underbody panel
- Raise front of car, either by driving onto ramps or by jacking it up.
- Unbolt seven 10mm bolts at the front and one 10mm bolt at the back.
A cordless screwdriver really speeds up this step; you'll need the appropriate adapter to out a socket on the screwdriver:
- Remove six plastic anchor plugs: pry up the "head" of the plug and pull it out.
Forward underbody panel, fasteners; note that the two forward, outside, bolts are shorter and do not have Phillips head:
- On re-installation: note that the rearmost "lip" of the panel needs to tuck up above the body.
Forward underbody panel
Forward underbody panel, removed