1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Split grille removal? Want to spray/wrap surround in black...

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DJ_Troopa, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. DJ_Troopa
    Offline

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,741
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 23, 2013]
    Hi everyone

    I know there's a way of getting the split grille surround off without removing the bumper but i don't know how to! I read somewhere once you have to undo some clips from the back inside the engine bay and unclip the whole grille out? Problem is, i can't really stick my hand in there and don't even know which clips to pop off.

    Anyone shine some light on this please?

    Cheers :)

    AJ
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 19, 2014]

  3. Vorshprungdork
    Offline

    Vorshprungdork Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 23, 2013]
    Just did a wee search there but can't see what I am looking for, there was someone on her did a How-to on this, maybe check the FAQs. The surrouind can be removed easily but if you want the whole grill most people drop the whole bumper off, sure there are how-tos on that as well as some of the screws are a bit hidden.
    #2
    Wobblybox and DJ_Troopa like this.
  4. AudiMafia
    Offline

    AudiMafia Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 23, 2013]
    Have removed the grille off few times without removing the bumper. You have the clips to pull the surrounding by using a small flat screw driver or you can remove the whole grille when you open the bonnet remove bolts one by one those you can see and my moving the grille by your hands you will see the next bolt where it's holding. Seen a guide here somewhere but i cant seem to find it
    #3
    DJ_Troopa likes this.
  5. Vorshprungdork
    Offline

    Vorshprungdork Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2004
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 23, 2013]
    #4
    DJ_Troopa likes this.
  6. Boydie
    Offline

    Boydie Boycie VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    2,830
    Likes Received:
    192
    [Aug 24, 2013]
    You can easily use your finger and thumb to release the clips - did it many times in my old 8P1 TDI to redo the grill
    #5
    DJ_Troopa likes this.

Share This Page