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Removing lower front grill?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by nickelvery, May 19, 2007.

  1. nickelvery
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    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    [May 19, 2007]
    :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?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    They just pull out mate, need a firm tug.
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    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    Yeah, just pull mate!
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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.
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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.
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    I thought it might be something like that!

    What fun.

    I take it the bumper is easy to remove?
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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
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    :jester: Cheers buddy. I'll try it tomorrow.
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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
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    Thanks very much guys.

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    Thanks very much for all your help.

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