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Removing lower front grill?

nickelvery May 19, 2007

  1. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    :jester: I'm trying to remove the lower front grill which surrounds the fog lights on my 2001 S3.

    Anyone have any tips.

    Does the whole bumper have to come off?
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    They just pull out mate, need a firm tug.
     
  3. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Yeah, just pull mate!
     
  4. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    I think maybe I need to be clearer. There are 3 black grills set into a plastic grey surround. It's the grey surround and the black grills I want to remove.
     
  5. madvw

    madvw Active Member

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    as said, the fog grilles yank out.

    the middle grille has 10 or 11 removable metal spring clips depending on if its a facelift or not.

    The grey surround then has molded on retaining clips that will be very difficult to remove whilst on the car - they're such a tight fit once installed. It'll need some persuasion with a screwdriver.

    In order to keep your temper, its definitely a bumper off job.
     
  6. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    I thought it might be something like that!

    What fun.

    I take it the bumper is easy to remove?
     
  7. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    Piece of cake - screw in each wheel arch liner - then the 4 clips along the top.

    Push the middle through them(try not to lose it) then pop em out and the bumper will pull off
     
  8. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    :jester: Cheers buddy. I'll try it tomorrow.
     
  9. rodenal

    rodenal Active Member

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    Oooo forgot, the engine's undertray is screwed to the bumper too - have a look under it at the front u'll see - 2 screws iirc
     
  10. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Thanks very much guys.

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  11. nickelvery

    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Thanks very much for all your help.

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