10 Steps to Know How to Remove 2021-2023 Ford Bronco Rear Bumper
If you are looking to upgrade your 2021+ Ford Bronco's rear bumper, you will need to remove the existing one first. The process can be daunting for some, but with the right tools and steps, it can be easily accomplished. In this article, we will guide you through the steps required to remove a 2021+ Ford Bronco rear bumper.
Step 1: Unplug the factory bumper from the Bronco. Located the small plugs just to the rear of wheel wells on each side of the bumper
Step 2: Using a 13mm Socket, unbolt the side bumper supports on each side of the bumper just outside of the frame rails.
Step 3: Remove the lower four bumper bolts using an 18mm Socket. Note: When you do this, the bumper can become free from the vehicle and can fall. Ensure you have another person holding it, or the bumper secure to prevent falling and injury.
Step 4: Once the bumper is removed, lay on a soft surface face down. Unclip the license plate light by squeezing the plug and pulling away from the bumper.
Step 5: Remove the thirteen bolts holding the three center brackets using a 13mm socket.
Step 6: Using a push pin removal tool, remove the point where the wire harness is connected to the bumper or brackets
Step 7: Remove the two center sensors from the sensor bezels by spreading
the two tabs on the bezels and pull the sensor up.
Step 8: To remove the outer sensor, spread the tabs on the inner gray sensor
bezel to release the senor, and once removed, squeeze the same tab while
pulling the face of the bezel on the outside to release the bezel from the
Step 9: Lean the bumper forward, and while pulling the face of the sensor bezel
from the outside of the bumper, squeeze the two tabs on the bezel near the
bumper to remove the bezel.
Step 10: Carefully. Pull the wire harness away to be used on your new bumper. You are now done with the removal of your Bronco bumper.
By the way, If you plan on reinstalling the rear bumper later, it's important to store it in a safe place. You can use a storage rack or simply lean it against a wall.