Did you get underneath and look up?
Yep this is very helpful. I think my conclusion is correct that the bar is being held on by pressure against the bolts as the nuts came off easily but the thing is still wedged in place.My 2019 has only two bolts and a nut per side to attach the bumper, but I see earlier models have multiple ways of attaching.
This thread might be of help.
Post 17 of the thread mentions ....
Here are some things that were confusing which I wish someone else posted:
1. There's a screw on the inside of the wheel well that screws into the bumper. Use a 10mm socket on this one. (This is not the one that you can see on the rim of the wheel well. It is on the inside of the wheel well and screws to the top of the bumper cover.)
edited below with correct link for 2010 bumper (not the cover)
This thread is for a 2010.. p. Looks like just 3 bolts per side.
Awesome thank you. I know what to look for now. I got the 6 nuts off the bolts but the bar is wedged on by having been bent almost straight. I ordered a replacement and when it gets here I'll cut off the old one and replace.@IanC4262 this is for the '09-'13 rear bumper beam R&R. I omitted the bumper cover... face, as you don't need that info.
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