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I have noticed alot of ppl are having issues with the alarm siren/module. I changed my siren yesterday and I did not remove the fender as is recommended for this service. Instead I removed the front bumper and headlight and then you can reach in and pull the old one out and install your new siren. Whole process with a friend helping took maybe 30-40 minutes taking our time. Drilling and replacing the rivets on the fender jsut seemed like too much work and headaches. Also my bumper now sits better then before lol.
 

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Geez...I wouldn't want you changing my air filter... you'd propably want to remove the rear suespension to do this :)

Honestly I did it with DarekPL the last time - took 5 minutes using the fender-rivet-drilling method
 

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Geez...I wouldn't want you changing my air filter... you'd propably want to remove the rear suespension to do this :)

Honestly I did it with DarekPL the last time - took 5 minutes using the fender-rivet-drilling method
OK, ok. It won't take 5 minutes, but it certainly doesn't take long. I also didn't bother replacing the rivets, you can use plastic rivet clip things that hold up the top portion of the front bumper.
 

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roughly 20 minutes to drill the heads off 4 rivets, pull the liner back, just grab the head of the screw with nice pliers and then reinstall.

Now I just need to get the moonroof functioning and I'll have a car with everything working as it should. Except that stupid phone. **** that silly thing.
 

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roughly 20 minutes to drill the heads off 4 rivets, pull the liner back, just grab the head of the screw with nice pliers and then reinstall.

Now I just need to get the moonroof functioning and I'll have a car with everything working as it should. Except that stupid phone. **** that silly thing.
Don't jinx it.
 

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The bumper is so easy to take out. We also had a few drinks in bt and thats what added to the time. I still would rather leave the factory rivets in then replacing them and I also got the chance to straighten out my bumper issues.
 

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Replaced mine today, took pictures incase anyone is curious:
Here is the bumper & passenger headlight removed - see the alarm:
<a href="http://s173.beta.photobucket.com/user/keoni212/media/2004%20S60R/2013-01-13160019_zps0947b072.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/2013-01-13160019_zps0947b072.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

Using an 8mm wrench, turn this nut to loosen (there is one on top and bottom), just turn it a few times to loosen then pull the alarm module out:
<a href="http://s173.beta.photobucket.com/user/keoni212/media/2004%20S60R/2013-01-13163335_zps322ec5ca.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w63/keoni212/2004%20S60R/2013-01-13163335_zps322ec5ca.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

Then replace - took about 15min to do.

Thank you NYR for this suggestion!!
 

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Either way is acceptable, but in my case if I need to do this repair, I'll be using the fender method. I've taken off my bumper enough times as it is and only doing it more is going to wear down the plastic mounts and holes for the metal screws, probably.
 
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