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Facelift Grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steve555, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. steve555
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    steve555 Audi newbie

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    [Feb 28, 2010]
    I expect this has been covered somewhere, but all i can find is for pre-facelifts.

    I really like the look of the de-chromed grills.

    To remove the chrome surround on a facelift (03) 8L is it just the same unclip method? as the surround is deeper.

    Many thanks

    Steve
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I think it is mate, just give it a pull and hope it doesnt break :)
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    I'd HIGHLY recommend taking the bumper off to take the surround off.

    Today I tried to remove it by just levering it off and it snapped, then I took the bumper off which only took half an hour (mostly looking for tools) and then you can do the job properly!
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    arsenal_69r audi a3

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    if your careful enough you should be able to do it without taking the bumper of, just take your time with it and should be all good :icon_thumright:
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    I whipped mine out in a jiffy with the cunning use of a flat, spatula-like thing. Just work gently around the edges and don't just pull it from one side.
    I did break one of the clips when I got a bit over enthusiatic, but I just re-fitted the surround (now body colour) and it's :icon_thumright:.
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    Cheers people, i'll get brave and give it a go then. I bought a grill from ebay but its for a pre-facelift, so i may practice with that first

    Thanks again
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    im selling my de-chromed a3 facelift grill if any one needs to replace theres , check it out in the ebay links!
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i removed mine with a flat screw driver. just be gentle.. its not rocket science dude :)
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