How to Remove the Plastic Front Bumper From a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

How to Remove the Plastic Front Bumper From a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

Hi drivers! Today I’m going to discuss with you how to remove your plastic bumper from a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Jael. Let’s not waste our time and let’s jump in and see how you can do it correctly!

How to Remove the Plastic Front Bumper

Now you can remove your Front Bumper and Rear Jeep Bumpers for several reasons. Perhaps you are trying to get easier access to removing those bumper splash guard filler panels. If you want to know how to do this without removing your bumper, just follow next steps, or maybe remove your bumper to install an aftermarket, either way you need to get this thing out, just like I need a couple of tools to get the job done.

How to Remove the Plastic Front Bumper From a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JLWell, you need an 8-millimeter socket, one 16mm socket, an 18mm socket along with the matching socket wrenches to get the job done. Now 1/2-inch drive socket flexible head wrenches may come to access the 8 bumper screws on the back of the bumper. A couple Extensions also help and you now need a tool for the fairing.

  • The first step is making this deeper air dam out of the way and for that you need 8 clips along the bottom edge and the panel tool that will help you remove these. Now have those eight clips cleared the path you’d like and grab your 8-millimeter socket wrench and socket wrench and you have two screws on the bottom of the front apron.

  • Once you have these removed, you can get the front apron out of the way. Now you’ve got the lower front apron out of the way. This step that you are going to do next isn’t strictly necessary, but it will give you access to the bumper bolts, make it a lot easier on the back and there are only two screws to remove.

  • Just grab the 16mm socket wrench. Remove the two screws on that lower crossmember and get it out of the way.

  • To get the cross member out of the way, the next step is to remove two clips that hold this filler panel between the bumper and grill to the frame rails. Once you pull the middle section out, you can remove the entire clip from the panel lift out. It can sometimes help to lift this panel and that will remove the clip from the hole after you take out those clips.

  • The last thing you need to do before you start removing the bumper is the wiring harness for the fog lights to separate. One of the nice things about the prison is that they have merged two plugs into one, simply tucked them right on the passenger side of the frame spar, so you need to separate what now only holds the bumper. These are the eight nuts that hold the bumper bolts sticking to the front of the frame horns. If you’ve owned the previous generation Wrangler of the Wrangler JK, these steps are very similar, almost identical and to loosen these eight nuts, you need to use the 18mm socket wrench. An extension comes in handy as well as one flexible head ratchet. If you have one and have enough space on the outside screws here to get the impact wrench in, just get these out of the way.

  • Now for the two screws that are on the inside of the frame spar, here they are kind of hard to see, but they’re really easy to access, mostly because you have cross members removed and this is where the flexible head ratchet really comes into play. Once you’ve removed those eight screws that just want to double-check, if you’ve unplugged your fog light harness, everything else is, disconnect it and then the bumper should really pull it off now.

If you have any comments or questions about removing your plastic bumper from a 2018 Jeep Wrangler prison, you can leave them in the comments section below and maybe you want to make sure you enjoy all of my latest articles right here on this blog, as well as all of my product reviews for the brand. Drive safely!

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