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How to Remove Replace Front Bumper on Kia Optima 2016-2020

DIY Cost: $ 0
Est. Time: 30 mins - 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Summary

Step-by-step procedures on how to remove and reinstall the front bumper on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Get the vehicle on car ramps and open the hood. Set the parking brakes and put wheel chocks or blocks at the rear wheel to prevent it from rolling back. Secure vehicle with jack standsPutting the vehicle to the car ramps.

     

  2. Remove the push pins on the bumper support bracket using a push pin plier.Removing the push pins on the bumper support bracket.

     

  3. Remove the bolts on the air duct and pull the air duct out.Removing the air duct to easily remove the front bumper.

     

  4. Pull the bumper support bracket to unlock the tabs holding it.Pulling the tabs on the bumper support bracket.

     

  5. Remove the screws on each side of the bumper, the screws can be located on the fender of the vehicle.Removing the screws on the wheel liner.Removing the screws on the fender.

     

  6. Remove the push pins under the front bumper using a push pin plier.
  7. Carefully pull the bumper away from the headlight to unlock the tabs holding it. Use a prying tool or flat screwdriver to easily unlock the tabs.Unlocking the tabs on the head light.

     

  8. Carry the front bumper up and remove it away from the vehicle. Removing the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Removing the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  9. To reinstall the front bumper, line it up back to the vehicle and push the edges of the bumper support bracket to lock the tabs holding to it. 

    Reinstalling the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Reinstalling the front bumper.
  10. Reinstall the bolts and push pins back to the bumper support bracket.

    Reinstalling the push pins back to the bumper support bracket.Reinstalling the air duct back to the bumper support bracket.
  11. Push each side of the bumper back to the headlight to lock the tabs on the headlight. Then reinstall the screw on the fender.

    Pushing the bumper back to the headlightPushing the bumper back to the headlight.
  12. Reinstall the push pins under the front bumper.  

    Reinstalling the front bumper of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Reinstalling the screw back to the wheel liner.
How to Remove Replace Front Bumper on Kia Optima 2016-2020 What you will need Pushpin plier Car ramps Screwdriver 10mm socket wrench Pushpins Flat screwdriver or