Ford Explorer: Bumpers / Disassembly and Assembly - Rear Bumper Cover

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Bumpers / Disassembly and Assembly - Rear Bumper Cover

DISASSEMBLY

  1. Remove the rear bumper cover.
    Refer to: Rear Bumper Cover (501-19 Bumpers, Removal and Installation).
  1. If equipped.
    Position the connector shield aside.
    1. Disconnect the hands-free liftgate module electrical connector.
    1. Disconnect the rear active park assist sensor electrical connectors.
    1. Disconnect the rear park aid sensor electrical connectors.
    1. Disconnect the rear fog lamp electrical connectors.
  1. Separate the wiring harness retainers and remove the harness.
  1. NOTE: Make sure that the isolator rings are installed correctly while installing the sensors.

    If equipped.
    Remove the rear parking aid sensors and rear active park assist sensors.
    1. Release the tabs.
    1. Remove the rear parking aid sensors and rear active park assist sensors from the bracket.
  1. Drill the rivets, release the tabs and remove the rear bumper cover reinforcement.
  1. If equipped.
    Disconnect the electrical connectors, remove the screw and remove the hands-free liftgate module.
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the hands-free liftgate antennas.
  1. Drill the rivets, release the tabs and remove the lower rear bumper cover panel.
  1. If equipped, on both sides.
    Drill the rivet, release the tabs and remove the lower rear bumper cover moulding assembly.
  1. On both sides.
    Release the tabs and remove the rear reflector or the rear fog lamp assembly.
  1. If equipped.
    Release the tab and remove the rear tow hook cover.
  1. Drill the rivets, release the tabs and remove the center rear bumper cover.
  1. Release the tabs and remove the step plate.
  1. Release the tabs and remove the rear bumper cover upper moulding.

ASSEMBLY

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. If equipped.
    Carry out the azimuth and elevation system checks.
    Refer to: Azimuth System Check (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, General Procedures).
    Refer to: Elevation System Check (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, General Procedures).
  1. If equipped.
    Carry out the azimuth system check.
    Refer to: Azimuth System Check (413-13C Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Active Park Assist, General Procedures).
  1. If equipped.
    If any sensor fails the check, diagnose the sensor fault.
    Refer to: Parking Aid (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, Diagnosis and Testing).
  1. If equipped.
    If any sensor fails the check, diagnose the sensor fault.
    Refer to: Parking Aid (413-13C Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Active Park Assist, Diagnosis and Testing).

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