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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by kirsty76, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. kirsty76
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    [Sep 22, 2010]
    does anyone know how easy or hard it is to fit a new grill i messaged a guy selling one on ebay and was told by him i just need to unscrew and unclip the old one and clip the new one on is it this easy or does the bumper need to be removed?
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    Audi A3 Single Frame Front Grill in Black 8P 2005-2008 on eBay (end time 10-Oct-10 18:07:52 BST)
    is this the right part for a sport model?
    also can the black from around the grill be removed and replaced with the chrome from my old grill?
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    To be honest with you, some people say you can remove the old grill without removing the bumper if you have some help but I did it on my own and ended up having to remove the bumper to do the job
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    Easiest way is to remove the bumper

    It's then a case of a few screws and out if pops. The new one just clips in place, screws into position and then put the bumper back on
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    Yep drop the bumper....easiest way
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    As for being correct for the sport, just message the guy selling it.....he's got a few styles so bound to send you the correct one if you tell him

    Although are you sure that OEM part? Id be asking him that too, a lot of replicas out there
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    well i messaged im and he said it would fit. but he didnt say if it was a replica or oem.
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    Just check thats its OEM as the S-line grill including all badges and number plate holder is about £150 from dealer so that not expensive considering price on eBay there

    Just message him to make sure its OEM, before i bought mine from dealer i bought from ebay, turned out to be a replica, i just contacted ebay and they refunded me straight away because i asked the guy if it was OEM and he said yes....and when it arrived it wasn't! Only cost me £4 to send it back 2nd class of course lol
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    i just messaged him again and he said its a replica will there be oem ones on ebay?
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    [Sep 23, 2010]
    Yea ive seen them a few times, another option would be ebay.de
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