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A kid rear ended me the other evening messing up my rear bumper. Just looking at it looks like it should be a easy replacement, but it has the backup sensors located in the bumper. I just did not know how tough or easy those are to take out and install in the new bumper? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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i'm in the same boat as you. i backed into a concrete pole and dented my bumper on the 08. I have a new bumper ready to install but I have to pop off all the pads and rear sensors and things. I'd like to know beforehand if there is any special way to take them off. The sensor holes on the new bumper have notches at 12 and 9 o'clock, maybe indicating they should twist and separate. Any ideas? I'll try to get a pic up.
 

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I got an insurce check 2 days ago with 1300 worth of damge to my back right rear panel (dent and few scratches) and for a rear bumper replacement. Some kids hit me in a parking lot when they were back out while parked next to me. Luckily there were witnesses to stop them as they tried to hit and run.

Anyhow, where did yall get the rear LE 08 bumper and for how much? And PM me on how hard it was to replace yourself.
 

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Ok, I have done this recently so by memory here goes... Unplug all the plugs located on the drivers side bumper bracket. I think there was 4 plugs, maybe three. One of the wire looms is held to the bumper bracket before the plug, so that needs to be cut to release the wire loom when you remove the bumper. Remove the bumper bolts and set the bumper on the side to start taking it apart. The plastic pads are pretty easy. I used a set of pliers to squeeze the clips as I pulled the plastic pieces away from the bumper. Then remove all the clips holding the wire looms for the plate lights and sensors. The plate lights are easy, just pry from the correct side. It has a hook type thing on one side and a clip on the other side. Push the clip in and pull that side out. The sensors took me the longest to figure out. They do not turn or anything like that. They are TWO pieces. The first thing you have to do is remove the sensor from the mount. There is a clip on each side of the sensor mount. Pry the 2 tabs out and pull the sensor out of the mount. Then you can push the tabs on the sensor mount and remove the mount. If this seems confusing, and you cant figure it out once you get there, let me know I will try to explain better. Sorry I dont have any pics.
 

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I messed around with the senors yesterday and figured out that the are pretty easy to remove. It is actually twp pieces, the sensor that is inside the bezel if you will. The sensor is remove by releasing two tabs and pulled straight out. You may have wiggle it a little as mine seem to have a lot of grit between the 2 pieces. So it looks pretty easy.

The dealer I bought my truck at had the bumper w/o the step pads for $405. Another dealer had it for $420 plus shipping.

The clips holding the wire looms have to be cut or can you just pop those out and reuse them? If the have to be cut where do you buy them at?
 

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I didnt cut the clips holding the wire loom on the bumper. Just squeeze them and push them out. The only one I cut was on the bumper bracket. I sold my chrome bumper with holes for sensors, no plastic, and no mounts on here for $250 shipped.
 
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