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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Right so I've purchased an S3 grill for my s-line, I know how to remove the bumper. But I'm none the wiser on how to remove the grill?? Anybody out there able to advise me on how to do this, or point me in the direction of someone who might have a step by step guide??

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    How old is your A3?
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    2007 pal

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    after you have the bumper off take out the 2 Philips screws on the back of the grill, then with a bit of force and alot of patients push each tab through

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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Thanks mate that's where I got stuck pushing the clips out, what's the best way to push them through??

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    flat screw driver or pliers takes a while done my Thursday night

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    I thought the S3 grill was shorter in height than the S-Line?
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    I have VCDS and I'm not afraid to use it, well, a little bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watty View Post
    I thought the S3 grill was shorter in height than the S-Line?
    Not if it's the same age car. The Pre mid 2008 cars are a different size to the mid 2008 onwards cars.
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Gonna give it a go with pliers tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis_2012 View Post
    Gonna give it a go with pliers tomorrow
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    good luck with that
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    And the outcome is the grill doesn't fit hàha

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    Sounds like you've purchased a facelift (8P3) grille rather than the one that will fit your 07 reg car.

    Got a photo of it? Or one that looks like it on google?
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360665875.257004.jpg

    I was told its 2008 but pre-facelift??

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    It is, it should fit. Where doesn't it fit?
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    It's about an inch short on the height and none of the clips down the side and bottom line up

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    Just found this mate - VWVortex.com - pre-facelift premium and S-line grills are different, F#$K!!

    Sounds like the S3 grille on the pre-facelift is shorter than the standard and S-Line grilles where as the facelift grilles will fit on any facelift A3/S3. You learn something new every day.

    Doesn't help you I know but at least you aren't the only one who's tried.

    BTW...Watty, you were spot on, sorry buddy.
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Ah man that sucks so its pretty useless unless I was to get a S3 front bumper?

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    Looks like it or you could sell the S3 grille and get a non genuine FK grille. Tuning FK Automotive | FK-Automotive
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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Yeah I've listed the grill on eBay see what I can get, might look into the FK grill

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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by A3Kent View Post
    Looks like it or you could sell the S3 grille and get a non genuine FK grille. Tuning FK Automotive | FK-Automotive

    Any idea which would be the closest to an S3 grill to fit mine?
    Thanks

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    It's personal preference really mate. There are lots of guys on here who have purchased these grilles and have posted photos up with them fitted to their A3's. I'll see if I can find some links and post back.
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    Last edited by A3Kent; 12th February 2013 at 12:06.
    09 Audi A3 2.0 TDI 170 S-Line SB 8P3
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    VCDS owner - A3 Grille Install Guide

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    S-line grill removal help!!

    Cheers pal

 

 

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