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My beloved teen driver drove my beloved 1999 Escort wagon into the back of a Dodge ram the other day. Even though the damage is not that bad, the insurance company totaled the car )0:. I am in the process of securing parts to tackle the easy fix myself.
My question is this, when I remove the bumper reinforcement in what proximity to that part are any air bag related sensors? If they are close or attached, what needs to be done to disable them while I work on the front of the car?
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I take it the collision was light enough to not set off the air bags and it is still "totaled"? I guess being a 99 with over 100K(just assuming) I could see that. Just disconnect the battery and you should be fine.
 

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Yea, we were parallel parked behind a
Dodge Ram. When I told hum to stop, he hit the gas instead, oops!

Anyway, I found a white bumper cover and hood an hour away from my place. Do you guys have any idea what tools will be needed to remove the bumper cover from the donor car? I didn't get to remove the one from my car since the body shop did that and then it was declared a total loss. I'll be getting all the bumper stuff, a hood and a driver side mirror for $150, good enough for me (o:
 

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If I remember correctly.

take a wrench and a socket along, just to be sure.

you can safely pull the inner bumper off without messing up the airbag crash sensors. I just did this to a 97 sedan that I purchased wrecked.
 

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I think I remember reading that the 98+ Escorts had the crash sensors integrated into the airbag module. If that is true then there would be no reason to worry.
 
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