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Need to remove grille

doublem_1 Sep 24, 2010

  1. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    I need to replace the front grille as its a bit manky and its missing the quattro badge. Ive got a new one ready to put on but I cant hep thinking I need to remove the bumper in order to get it out.

    Is it possible to remove it without taking the bumper off? I dont mind breaking the existing one in order to remove it.
     
  2. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    Nope its a bumper off job im afraid
     
  3. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    is that the same for the s3 grill? i want to take the chrome surround off.
     
  4. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    you can take it off without removing the bumper but it's hard and you risk damaging both the old grill and the bumper ... the grill has plastic barbs that lock it inplace.... i made some thin plastic shims to push behind the barbs but it's stillnightmare.... you should be able to see the barbs and their positions on your new grill... poping the new one in will be easy..... that said though i've had the bumper off so many times now it's as easy just to take it off and do it properly
     
  5. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    how easy is it to take the whole thing off?
     
  6. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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  7. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    cheers dude thats brill! how does everyone find these things?! my searches fail
     
  8. wibble111

    wibble111 needs to scratch the itch

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    Lol, its only because i remember the guys user name who did the guide from when i replaced my bumper.
     
  9. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    top man! cheers
     

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