1996 Ford Mustang Bumper and Bumper Cover Front Removal and Installation

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Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 16-02-2011

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1. Drill out four license plate rivets (if required). 2. Remove fog lamps (15200) (if equipped). 3. Remove two nuts and two screws retaining front bumper (17757) to each front fender (16005). 4. Remove one screw (3 on Cobra) retaining front bumper cover (17D957) to each front fender splash shield (16102). 5. Remove three pushpins retaining front bumper cover to radiator support (16138). 6. Remove two upper blind rivets retaining front bumper cover to radiator grille opening panel reinforcement (8A284). Front Bumper Cover 7. Remove two rivets retaining front bumper cover support (17C947) to front bumper. Remove center pins from rivets using a drift punch. Remove the remainder of the rivets using a drill. Use care not to enlarge the retaining holes in the sheet metal. 8. Remove LH and RH headlamp bulbs (13007). Refer to Section 17-01. 9. Insert a thin screwdriver blade between the underside of the front bumper cover and the radiator grille opening panel reinforcement to release the front bumper cover locking tabs on both LH and RH sides, underneath the headlamp opening. Remove the front bumper cover while the lock tabs are lifted. Front Bumper Cover Removal 11. On each side of vehicle (convertible only), remove one bolt and one nut retaining front bumper vibration damper to front bumper. Front Bumper Vibration Damper—Convertible