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How to remove black plastic portion of rear bumper on 07 Ranger?

I have a dent in the plastic and want to take it off to see if I push the dent out. I went under and tried for about 20 mins. It appears that I need to take the black plastic clips out but have no idea how. Anybody know?
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you just squeeze them and lift up on the pad
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you just squeeze them and lift up on the pad
What would you recommend me squeezing them with? I tried plyers but they dont squeeze smaller than the opening. And what pad are you talking about?
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I used some long handle needle nose. Its a ***** to get them cause it seams like there are a million tabs.

I took the bumper off first thou.

I have the pad I removed(couple scratches but nothing major) if anybody can use it, cheap! Just to big to ship.

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I assume he's talking about the black plastic "pad". The exact thing you're trying to remove.
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Hmmm, I keep trying and I can't seem to get them through, are there any bolts that need to be taken off?
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No bolts, its easier to take the bumper off, then you can get to them and squeeze and push on them easier
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Thanks for the quick replies guys, can somebody tell breifly how to take the bumper off?? How many bolts are there?
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There are 4 main bolts and 2 bolts that attaches the supports to it at the outter edges at the bottom.

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i just used a flathead screwdriver with the bumper off
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