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How to Remove Install Rear Bumper 06-10 Ford Explorer

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How to Remove Install Rear Bumper 06-10 Ford Explorer

Created on: 2017-06-07

How to remove or replace the rear bumper cover on your vehicle to the 06 Ford Explorer

  1. step 1 :Removing the Bumper
    • Remove the two 7mm bolts inside the bumper cover
    • Remove the 8mm bolts from the tail light
    • Pull out the tail light
    • Turn the sockets counterclockwise
    • Remove the 8mm and 10mm bolts on the bumper that were beneath the tail light
    • Pry out the nine push plugs from the bumper cover
    • Lift the bumper cover up and off
    • Disconnect the rear parking sensor
  2. step 2 :Installing the Bumper
    • Connect the parking sensor
    • Press the cover into place
    • Press on the nine push plugs
    • Tighten the 8mm and 10mm bolts
    • Turn the sockets clockwise into the tail light
    • Press the tail light into place
    • Tighten the 8mm bolts to the tail light
    • Tighten the two 7mm bolts inside the bumper cover

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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Underneath there are two 7 millimeter bolts. There's one on this side, and then another one just on the opposite side. Remove those.

On the inside of your tailgate, remove the two 8-millimeter bolts that hold your tail light, and do this on both sides. Then remove the tail light. Pull out by the top, and then pull out at the bottom as well, and just turn all your sockets counterclockwise and they pull out. Again, repeat on the other side. Where the tail light was, underneath there's an 8-millimeter bolt here and a 10-millimeter bolt there. We're going to remove both those on both sides. You have nine push plugs that hold the bumper cover at this point—one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine. You basically use a screwdriver. Get in there, twist, and just keep working it in the middle. They may have sand in them, so sometimes they're kind of difficult. Then pull the middle out and they pull out. On each side, lift up, and the bumper cover will come off. If you have rear parking sensors, there's a connection right here. Sometimes it's best to use a flathead screwdriver. Once you see a little separation, disconnect.

To reinstall the bumper cover, put it in place. Reconnect your sensor lead if you have one, and then on each side, make sure your tail light wires come up out of the way. Feed it roughly into place, and you can put a clip in to hold it on each side just to hold it in place for now. On each side there's a hook, so you just have to pull it back a little bit. Make sure it lines up there. Push it towards the body and then make sure it locks down on. Reinstall the 10-millimeter bolt and tighten it up first. I'm going to put this 8-millimeter bolt in as well. The largest connector goes to the bottom, and then your white connector goes in the middle, and this one up at the top. Turn them clockwise to lock them in place.

The two tabs here go into clips in the body. Just kind of look back in, make sure they're going in correctly, and then the two 8-millimeter bolts that hold it inside. Just push the clips in all the way and lock them, and repeat for the rest of them. Repeat on the opposite side, 10-millimeter bolt and the 8-millimeter bolt. Tighten those up and reinstall your taillight. On each side, reinstall and tighten the 7-millimeter bolts that hold the bottom of the bumper cover.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket


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