Removing the front bumper on your 2005-09 Mustang is a critical step to access many components such as headlights, front end collision items, and ading a power adder options like a supercharger or turbo kit. If you are thinking about upgrading to a California Special front bumper or even replacing the upper grille, follow along in the video or check out the step-by-step instructions below!
This simple installation only requires a few hand tools. Check out the needed tool list below.
- 10mm socket with nut driver or ratchet
- Small flat-blade screwdriver
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Small Phillips-head screwdriver
- Friend to help lift the bumper off
05-09 Mustang Bumper Removal
Open your Mustang’s hood and have all tools ready.
Use the flat-blade screwdriver to remove the 6 plastic push pins that hold down the radiator cover to the car.
Remove the radiator cover and set aside.
Use the 10mm nut driver or socket to remove the two bolts on the outer edges of the S197 bumper.
Lift the tabs located between the headlight and grille assembly.
Turn the steering wheel to the right and remove the 3 Phillips head screws located on the left hand/drivers side of the Mustang splash shield. Remove the push pins from the splash shield as well at this time.
CAREFULLY pull the splash shield back and remove the three bolts that retain the bumper in place.
Repeat these steps for the passenger side of your S197 Mustang.
Pull down on the front bumper to release it from the vehicle.
Once free, CAREFULLY pull the bumper forward and remove all electrical connectors from the fog light and park lights.
Finally lift off and remove the front bumper from the car and set it aside. (Note) You may need a friend to help you out on the bumper removal, be careful with the bumper so you do not damage or scratch it.
Installation would just be the reverse of these steps!