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How to Replace Front Bumper 07-11 Honda CR-V

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  1. step : Removing the Bumper (0:31)
    • Remove the seven push retainers from the cover over the bumper
    • Remove the cover
    • Remove the 10mm bolts from either side of the bottom of the bumper
    • Pry out the push clips from the bottom of the bumper with a flat blade screwdriver and pliers
    • Remove the Phillips screws from either side of the bumper
    • Pry the push retainers out from either side of the bumper
    • Pry out the sides of the bumper to release it from the push clips
  2. step : Installing the Bumper (4:37)
    • Insert the bumper into place
    • Clip the sides of the bumper in
    • Press the push retainers into either side of the bumper
    • Tighten the Phillips screws to either side of the bumper
    • Press the push clips in to the bottom of the bumper
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts to either side of the bottom of the bumper
    • Insert the upper cover into place
    • Press the seven push retainers into the cover

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We got to pop the hood over near the footrest here. There's a lever. Pull that out. To release the hood, there's a little lever right here. Pull that up, and the prop rod is right here. Pull that up. Insert that right there. We have these retainers over this cover that we have to take off.

So we have seven push retainers that we need to take off up here on this cover. You can use a flat blade screwdriver and just pop the center up a little bit and then pop these up. Pull that last clip out. Then we can pull this cover off. Slide it off the release for the hood. There's two bolts right here. There's one here, and then there's another one on the other side. We're going to take these out with a 10 millimeter socket extension and a ratchet. So the nut on the other side, it is a J nut. It's held in. It just keeps spinning. So what I'm going to use is some rust penetrant and I'm just going to soak down the nut just to alleviate some of the rust and be able to loosen up that bolt.

I'll let it sit for a little while, and do the same for the other side. We're going to take these push clips out. There's four of them. Just use a straight screwdriver. Get in behind and pry it out. Pull the retainer out. We can also use some pliers that are made for removing clips. Just pull them out like that. Take these bolts out just like that. Do the same to the other side.

So we have a Phillips head screw here and there's also one up here. We're going to use a stubby Phillips head screwdriver. You could turn the wheel side-to-side to get more room in here. So I'm going to just take this one out. We'll take this one out as well, and do the same on the other side. There's a push retainer right here. You can use a straight blade screwdriver. Pull this retainer out. This is the same as the other side. Pull this retainer out. You're going to grab the side of the bumper like this and pull it out. There's clips, so you going to just release just like that. Clips in just like that. It's going to be the same on the other side just like that. You can grab the bumper and pull it forward.

All right, we're going to disconnect this connector right here. Pull it out. To slide the sensor off the bracket, we're going to take a flat blade screwdriver. Just pry up here. That'll release the lock like that, and just wiggle it back and forth. This one's a little bit rusty. So just go back and forth with it and there it is.

To reinstall, just line it up with the bracket. Push it on. Make sure it locks in place and then we can take our connector and lock it in. Just line it up. This bumper's pretty light. You could have a helper help you do this, or you can try to do it yourself. All right, so those are going to line up there. Push in. Line this side up just like that. Just push it in. Same with this side. All right. That's lined up like that.

So we have a push retainer that goes straight up here. Lock that in. It's going to be the same on the other side and we have two Phillips head screws that we're going to screw in here and then one down here. Just snug that up and that's going to be the same on the other side. We got to install these push clips. There's four of them underneath here. You have this 10 millimeter bolt that's going to go right here and we have the same for the other side. Then we'll tighten this bolt down. Just snug it and same with this side. So we'll put this cover on. We have all these push retainers that go in. Push those down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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