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Pelican Technical Article:

Front Bumper Removal and Replacement

Mike Holloway

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$250 to $2,000

Talent:

*

Tools:

14mm open ended wrench, 10mm and 12mm socket wrench with 6-inch extension, (2) two jack stands

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1972-89)

Parts Required:

Front bumper

Hot Tip:

Use jack stands to support bumper

Performance Gain:

Protection

Complementary Modification:

Rebuild fog lights, directional signals

There are times when the front bumper has to be removed; to replace the rubber bumper; to replace the compression springs or to replace the bumper due to an accident. The removal process is simplified by the use of jack stands.

Locate the (2) two 12mm blots which hold the fog lights to the bumper.
Figure 1

Locate the (2) two 12mm blots which hold the fog lights to the bumper.

Using a 12mm socket wrench, loosen and remove each bolt that holds the fog lights to the bumper.
Figure 2

Using a 12mm socket wrench, loosen and remove each bolt that holds the fog lights to the bumper.

Using a 10mm closed end wrench, loosen and remove the (2) two nuts which hold the directional signals on to the bumper.
Figure 3

Using a 10mm closed end wrench, loosen and remove the (2) two nuts which hold the directional signals on to the bumper.

Remove the turn indicator lights and carefully set behind the bumper.
Figure 4

Remove the turn indicator lights and carefully set behind the bumper.

Locate the 12mm bolt which holds the bumper to the side.
Figure 5

Locate the 12mm bolt which holds the bumper to the side. The bolt is located in the wheel well. Removal of the wheel isn't required but turning the wheel all the way in either direction would aid in the removal.

Using a 12mm socket wrench, loosen and remove the bolt holding the bumper to the side.
Figure 6

Using a 12mm socket wrench, loosen and remove the bolt holding the bumper to the side.

Locate, loosen and remove (3) three of the (4) four bolts that hold the bumper in place.
Figure 7

Locate, loosen and remove (3) three of the (4) four bolts that hold the bumper in place. Loosen but do not remove the 4th bolt. This bolt shall keep the bumper in place while you remove the other bolts from the other side. Make sure the jack stands are in place and holding the bumper as you remove the four bolts from the other side. With all but one bolt holding the bumper in place and the jack stands supporting the bumper, remove the last bolt.

The bumper can now be removed by lifting it off of the jack stands.
Figure 8

The bumper can now be removed by lifting it off of the jack stands. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly.

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Comments and Suggestions:
ken Comments: excellence is as close as i can get..thank you for making this so easy..
October 2, 2014
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
- Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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