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Prerunner type bumper question!

I am considering getting the Dixon Bros front prerunner bumper, and the other day I was looking at what I'd have to remove to put it on. When you take off the stock bumper the airbag sensors are visible on both corner ends of the header panel behind the chrome bumper.
I am wondering if anyone with no bumper or a prerunner or custom bumper ran into any problems with the airbag sensors being out in the elements, especially when wheeling in water, mud, snow, and such; and if anyone covered or made a cover for it.
I emailed Dixon Bros to see what I could do, and the guy that replied said that he does know that the sensors are visible and he had no problems with the situation with his own truck with that bumper.
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You will be just fine.

From stuff I'v read on here in the past, those arn't airbag sensors, the airbag sensors are under the seats in the truck. Somebody correct me... Bob/John/Dave...

But yea, many many people have replaced thier stock bumper with something else and have not had any problems what so ever.
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You will be just fine.

From stuff I'v read on here in the past, those arn't airbag sensors, the airbag sensors are under the seats in the truck. Somebody correct me... Bob/John/Dave...

But yea, many many people have replaced thier stock bumper with something else and have not had any problems what so ever.
I'm concerned with looks also.
And, if they aren't airbag sensors or something of that sort, can they be relocated to behind the header panel where they can't be seen?
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Can you post a picture of what you are talking about? Anything can be relocated.. lol..
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I just swapped bumpers on sunday.

I think he's talking about the round looking things under the bolts

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They're just covers. No reason for em and they come off with the bumper as I found out.
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Nope, those aren't what i'm talking about, its behind the chrome actual bumper. I'll try to take some pics later today and post.
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he is talking about this i believe.
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That is one of the sensors, but i'm pretty sure mine has something else also. I'll check after work and try to take some pics of it.
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im not sure what yours would have, all the truck ive dont body lifts on that is all they have.
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So what is it Zach?

The only plug in that spot on my truck is the fog light plugs...
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lol beats me. id have to look it up in my book when i get home.
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I have the plug deal like shown in your picture, it runs to the brake. I'm guessing it's some ABS sensor deal.
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I looked real good yesterday at what I was talking about. The sensors that I thought I had aren't what I was thinking they looked like. I do have one wiring harness on the drivers side with about 6 or so wires going into it, but it's just plastic-push-pinned into the bumper, so it's able to be moved to the other side of the bumper. I guess it isn't the "airbag" sensor that I was figuring it to be.
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Just unplug it and start the truck up to see what it is... if it's the abs, the abs light will come on, right?
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Thats the ABS.
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What's the other wiring pack/harness on the drivers side that's push clipped into the bumper fascia right next to the shown ABS sensor?
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Well, you can follow that wire from the hub, it goes up to the frame where it push clips on to the frame. Then it goes to that connector and then into the wiring harness that you see going up behind the headlight. I forget where the other side of that harness goes (fog lights?). I know thats the ABS for sure because I had to take that apart when I did the RCD lift. Also, there is one connection like that on each side in the front.
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Well, you can follow that wire from the hub, it goes up to the frame where it push clips on to the frame. Then it goes to that connector and then into the wiring harness that you see going up behind the headlight. I forget where the other side of that harness goes (fog lights?). I know thats the ABS for sure because I had to take that apart when I did the RCD lift. Also, there is one connection like that on each side in the front.
I know that those are the ABS ones, like the one previously pictured, I have one on each side. Other than that sensor, on my drivers side there is another harness with 5 or so wires going into/out of it. Not sure what it's for, and I figure that it can be moved somewhere else since its just clipped into the fascia there. I didn't follow the wires to see where they go to/from.
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how about a pic? wheres the pics? lol
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im not seeing one on mine.
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I'll work on the pic tonight! sorry, haha. I know I said I would yesterday!
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It's sort of hard to see, but the view is from the front under the bumper on the driver's side.
The harness on the right is the ABS deal as mentioned and visible on yours. (zabeard)

The harness on the left is the one i'm wondering about, but I see in your last pic that it seems like you have the same thing also, and I guess it's for the fog lights maybe.

I thought there was a whole mechanism or some other thing under there for an airbag sensor but i'm totally wrong, I don't know what I was seeing before. These wires can be relocated if I get a bumper in that these would be showing. That's all that I was wondering.
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ive never seen one of those before.
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I must have the //AMG model or something! Haha
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do you have a block heater? or maybe someone used your truck as a tow dolly and that is the hookup for brakes and turn signals.
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