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crazymikey 01-23-2009 11:59 AM

Remove front bumper
Apologies if this has been beaten to death. I searched first to no avail.

On my 02 Mazda, where are the bumper mounting bolts and how many are there?

I'm thinking its almost easier to just remove the entire bumper as one piece and bring it inside to remove the fog light housings since they need to come apart anyways.

Tips, locations and photos are always helpful.

Thanks :smile:

jtslmn720 01-23-2009 12:01 PM

search for bumper gap mod and youll see photos...nvm the photos arent working but just do what i said below and you should be fine

but if you crawl under your bumper and look up youll see two bolts on either frame horn. just loosen those bolts and it will come off. do them slowly though because having a bumper fall on you wont feel good

crazymikey 01-23-2009 12:57 PM

Just 2 bolts holding the entire thing on? Wow. Might have to go do that later.

I managed to get one of my fog light lenses off,but the mount was already broken and the lens housing is cracked.

On the old 86-93 Mazda pickups, its 4 bolts that hold the bumper on and I can pull one of those bumpers off in 5-10 mins.

98liftedranger 01-23-2009 12:59 PM

There is 4 on each side of mine I think. Maybe only 4 total and 2 on each side. I don't remember. I took it off like two weeks ago.

Yellow_edge_4x4 01-23-2009 01:15 PM

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I dont know if they mazda is any diffrent from the ranger but i have mine off. Took a quick pic for ya. the bumber is upside down, but when i took mine off it was only three bolt per side. Here hope this helps ya
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jtslmn720 01-23-2009 01:25 PM

^ thats different than mine. i dont have those single outside bolts

crazymikey 01-23-2009 01:54 PM

Hmm,that looks kinda like mine. However, with this weather and the salt encrusted on my truck, it's not helping any with removing bolts. I broke the head off one of my fog light bolts. Grr.

jtslmn720 01-23-2009 02:04 PM

pbblaster everytime i remove any bolt with all the salt and rust up here

crazymikey 01-23-2009 02:09 PM

man,once I move out west,I'm going to have the rustiest 2002 Ranger/B out there. LOL

FullThrottle02 01-23-2009 05:10 PM

That truck above looks like it has 3" BL brackets on it to raise the bumper. That is why it looks different. I'm not positive though.

crazymikey 01-23-2009 05:12 PM

Dont think so...mine has those diagonal brackets.

Fx4BlackRanger 01-23-2009 05:16 PM

same on an 08? i was searching this and found nothing.

08rangerxl 01-23-2009 05:19 PM

Mine just has 2 18mm bolts for each side.

crazymikey 01-23-2009 05:38 PM

Well,I'll get under there in a couple days when it warms up. I need to get a new fog light housing and bracket. GRR

Maybe I should do a Ranger bumper swap.

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