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Repair question

I was replacing my tail lights this weekend and noticed that the steel bar under the bumper was bent in. I was rear ended years ago (about 3) and had it fixed at a body shop, they replaced the bumper. My question is this, should they have fixed/replaced the steel bar too? its an obvious dent. It doesn't affect anything but I feel like if I get rear ended hard enough it could cause damage to the trunk. Last time I was rear ended and the person behind me was only going about 30 mph and it's pretty bent in. I'm pretty new to actually working on my car, so I don't know this info yet. Thanks!
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can u post up a pic.
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Here it is, I have never uploaded a pic onto a forum before, so hopefully it worked.
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Re: Repair question

That's called a bumper beam, and yes you should probably replace it.
Simple bolt on as long as the holes on the body haven't been moved by the last impact.

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I looked up for a '07, 4 door car.

Look up your own here: http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/
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Ok awesome. I'm going to see if the original repair shop will look at my old receipt and fix it for me since they should have the first time.

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