The bumper can be used on all mk5 body Jetta and Golf. For the regular Jetta bumper removal or installation, see 1000q: jetta front bumper. It's different.
T30, T25 torx screwdriver/bit
Open the hood and remove the two T-25 torx screws at the corners. There
are also some clips that you have to pull back to release the blackout grille.
The front grille is different from the regular Jetta grille because it's
smaller and is held differently.
Remove the eight T25 torx screws along the bottom lip of the bumper. I had to splice
together two pictures but the passenger side corner is still out of frame.
One of the differences of the Jetta cup edition
front bumper is the lower lip spoiler under the car (the vertical plastic
There are spacers on the screws under the bumper.
Remove the 4x torx screws on each side that attach the wheel well liner to the
front bumper. The vertical screw is a flat tipped T-25 torx with a captive
washer, the others
are pointy tipped. The bumper is off for better illustration.
Remove the 2x T30 torx screws holding the bumper to the bumper support.
There's nothing holding the supports highlighted in yellow but they are pushed
in. Gently wiggle them forwards and they should be loose.
Pull the bumper just enough to stick your arm and gently pull the side marker
plug out. The light bulb should come out with it. Then the bumper can be
Here is the front bumper after removal.
In case you're curious, the front mount intercooler is behind the AC
condenser and in front of the radiator.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure that you slide the
bumper onto the alignment brackets on the sides, highlighted below.
It's not held on by any clips. There are 4 screws at each corner.
If you have any questions related to the bumper removal, please post in the VW TDI forums linked at the top to see if anyone else had this problem.