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How to Remove a 2021+ Ford Bronco Front Bumper

March 9th, 2022

Do you need to remove your Bronco bumper in order to install an aftermarket bumper? Or perhaps you drove into a boulder off-road and need to check for damages? We've put together an instructional guide on how to do just that. We cover how to fully remove the Bronco factory metal front bumper and wiring harness. Below you will find both a video guide as well as step by step instructions & images of the removal process.

Tools Needed

  • 13mm, 15mm, 18mm & 21mm sockets
  • 10mm, 15mm, 18mm & 21mm wrenches
  • Pushpin Puller or Flathead Screwdriver
  • T40 Torx Bit
  • #4 Allen Head

Skill Level

  • Novice/Intermediate
  • 2 people

Intermediate skill level required. Additional help will be needed when removing factory bumper.

It's a good idea to disconnect your battery while you work. You will be handling a wiring harness.

Time Required

  • Approximately 1 Hours

Time to install this should take about 1 hours

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 1Begin by removing the front plastic d-ring guards. Using a screwdriver or push pin remover, remove the (2) pins on the bottom and (2) near the top of the d-ring mount.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Pull the top half away from the Bronco and set to the side. Repeat for the other side.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 2Using a 15mm socket, loosen the (3) bolts on each side.
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.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 3Once all bolts are loose, remove the plug for the fog lights and front sensors if equipped. This is located at the back end of the grill on the driver side.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 4Once unplugged, remove all (6) bumper bolts and d-rings mounts. Set bumper face down off to the side.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal
Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 5Remove the rubber/plastic shroud under the grill by pulling the tabs on the shroud away (up/down) from vehicle while pulling the shroud from the vehicle.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 6If you do not have adaptive cruise control, remove the plastic cover by pushing the clip on the top down while pulling away from Bronco, and set off to the side. Note: If you have adaptive cruise control, you will need to relocate the module using our ABBR-01 (Adaptive Cruise Control Relocation Bracket) to retain the full functionality if you're installing an aftermarket bumper.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 7Reach behind each bumper mount on the frame rail and remove the factory nut plate.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 8If equipped with sensors, remove the main bumper brackets from the backside of the bumper using a 13mm socket, remove the (4) hex head bolts.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 9Next, using a T40 torx bit, remove the (6) bolts securing the mount in place. Once remove, gently separate mount from bumper, and set off to the side.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal
Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 10To remove the wire harness, using a flat head screwdriver or pin puller, remove all the retaining clips securing the harness to the bumper.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 11To remove the sensors, spread the two tabs on the sensor bezel and gently pull up on the sensor. Make sure that the rubber ring around the sensor head remains on the sensor.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

Step 12Lastly, gently squeeze the same two tabs on the sensor bezel and push the backside of the sensor to remove the bezel. Continue the same steps on the remaining sensors.

Bronco Steel Front Bumper Removal

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The DV8 Offroad MTO (Made to Overland) Series Bumper is a Winch-Ready Front Bumper for the 2021+ Ford Bronco, and is compatible with all trim levels. Manufactured from high-grade steel, the MTO Series Bronco bumper retains the factory sensors, has a 3-inch pod light mount towards each side, and mesh inserts that can be painted. There is an optional bolt-on bull bar that can mount a 13-inch LED light bar to supplement your lighting.

The winch mounting point was designed to sit within the bumper, and is accessible through 2 openings at the top of the bumper. It can mount up to a 12,000 lb. winch. If you choose not to run a winch, we include light brackets to mount a single row 20-inch light bar behind the perforated aluminum accent plate.

The Adaptive Cruise Control sensor module must be relocated if the vehicle is equipped with ACC. Our ACC Relocation Bracket is sold separately, available in the drop-down options to the right.

** An Optional Steel Skid Plate is available for this bumper.

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  • Reinforced D-Ring Mounts
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The Adaptive Cruise Control sensor module must be relocated if the vehicle is equipped with ACC. Our ACC Relocation Bracket is sold separately, available in the drop-down options to the right.

** An Optional Steel Skid Plate is available for this bumper.

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Two recovery mounts that take 3/4" D-rings provide additional recovery options. This bumper is compatible with the OEM plastic & metal skid plates, and also retains the factory parking sensors.

The Adaptive Cruise Control sensor module must be relocated if the vehicle is equipped with ACC. Our ACC Relocation Bracket is sold separately, available in the drop-down options to the right.

** An Optional Steel Skid Plate is available for this bumper.

Key Features

  • Optional Full-Width Wings (FBBR-02W)
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