RS Grill finally fitted

Duck A4

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Not yet. But your idea is probably the best test. I'll dry run it with my existing oem sensors and see how they fit before I make any decisions.

I have to get that headlight in so either way, I need to remove the bumper first.
 

Duck A4

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Done! Just waiting on my plate and inviziclips but for the time being, just sit and stare at it...
 

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AndyT306

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wish i had the patience to do this
 

Rhyso

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Going steady should take you no more than a couple of hours first time around

there are two tricky parts
1) is locating the hidden 10mm bolt up behind the wheel arch
2) is levering the grill off; you’re either going to need another set of hands or lots of flat head screwdrivers to stop the clips popping back in

Once the grill is off the new one simply clips back in :)
 

J10NMM

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Going steady should take you no more than a couple of hours first time around

there are two tricky parts
1) is locating the hidden 10mm bolt up behind the wheel arch
2) is levering the grill off; you’re either going to need another set of hands or lots of flat head screwdrivers to stop the clips popping back in

Once the grill is off the new one simply clips back in :)



you missed one...

Trying to get this tricky ****** back in - 1) is locating the hidden 10mm bolt up behind the wheel arch
 

AndyT306

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i think it's all the hassle with the sensor fitting that puts me off


well and at the moment i haven't seen my car for 3 weeks as i havent used it!
 

Rhyso

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wish i had the patience to do this

you missed one...

Trying to get this tricky ****** back in - 1) is locating the hidden 10mm bolt up behind the wheel arch

Well that’s where you’re going wrong.........DONT put them back in :wink: i never put mine back in when i fitted the grill. Bodyshop wasn’t happy when it went in for repairs a couple of years ago as he spent ages trying to find them to remove them lol
 

Bulldog

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There’s literally one multi plug for the bumper & the hose for the headlamp washers. Then the 2 Centre parking sensors which you do when the bumper is off & swapping the grill over.
 

Duck A4

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Well that’s where you’re going wrong.........DONT put them back in :wink: i never put mine back in when i fitted the grill. Bodyshop wasn’t happy when it went in for repairs a couple of years ago as he spent ages trying to find them to remove them lol

Yeah, I didn't replace mine either!
 

Duck A4

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@Duck A4 looks good with the chrome Rings:sunglasses: did you sort your headlamp issue as well ?

Yes mate, no issues pulling that out. Just four screws really. In hindsight, I should have checked the alignment of the shut lines around the headlight before I put the bumper back on. It wasn't even first time and had to take the driver side off again to shift the assembly around until it was right.
 

Raniom

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Yes mate, no issues pulling that out. Just four screws really. In hindsight, I should have checked the alignment of the shut lines around the headlight before I put the bumper back on. It wasn't even first time and had to take the driver side off again to shift the assembly around until it was right.
Hi Duck A4! I see you have an Allroad. I've just picked one up and want to RS the grill also.
Did you have to find a special grill for the Allroad, or will all all the C7 RS grills also fit the Allroad?
Cheers
 

Duck A4

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Hi Duck A4! I see you have an Allroad. I've just picked one up and want to RS the grill also.
Did you have to find a special grill for the Allroad, or will all all the C7 RS grills also fit the Allroad?
Cheers

Hey buddy. It was a C7 face-lift grille, from 2014-2017 I think. Part number 4G0853653T so you can check on fleabay

I didn't get it from a vendor, just some guy who had it on his C7 saloon.

There was one thing that I needed to adjust to allow the fit. Although I didn't have to modify the new grille itself, it was a 2cm plastic nub on the bumper that I had to get a dremmel to cut off so the new grille could clip in.
 

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Raniom

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Hey buddy. It was a C7 face-lift grille, from 2014-2017 I think. Part number 4G0853653T so you can check on fleabay

I didn't get it from a vendor, just some guy who had it on his C7 saloon.

There was one thing that I needed to adjust to allow the fit. Although I didn't have to modify the new grille itself, it was a 2cm plastic nub on the bumper that I had to get a dremmel to cut off so the new grille could clip in.

Brilliant, thanks. I'm pretty dremel proficient, so should be all good in that case.

Yeah, figured i'd at least have to get the right C7 grill pre/post facelift. Just wasn't sure if the Allroad grill shape and fitting was different from a normal C7. Which doesn't seem to be the case. I'll commence ebay hunting - just deciding on whether to have a chrome surround or not.
 

Duck A4

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Brilliant, thanks. I'm pretty dremel proficient, so should be all good in that case.

Yeah, figured i'd at least have to get the right C7 grill pre/post facelift. Just wasn't sure if the Allroad grill shape and fitting was different from a normal C7. Which doesn't seem to be the case. I'll commence ebay hunting - just deciding on whether to have a chrome surround or not.
Ha ha! That's the hardest part mate, deciding on how it looks! Good luck on your search, post a pic when it's done if you can
 

Joek1986

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Ha ha! That's the hardest part mate, deciding on how it looks! Good luck on your search, post a pic when it's done if you can


Hi duck A4 sorry to post on this thread im new on the forum.
I have seen the anchor teather you have for sale, just wondering if you still have it..?
Won't let me post on the actual ad
 

Y11DKB

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Brilliant, thanks. I'm pretty dremel proficient, so should be all good in that case.

Yeah, figured i'd at least have to get the right C7 grill pre/post facelift. Just wasn't sure if the Allroad grill shape and fitting was different from a normal C7. Which doesn't seem to be the case. I'll commence ebay hunting - just deciding on whether to have a chrome surround or not.
There’s a really good guy on Instagram called “freshmodsuk” if you drop him a message with exactly what you’re after (grille style, pre/post facelift, badge colour, surround colour etc.) he should be able to source you one at a good price!

I really struggled finding one when I bought mine, and he came through with exactly what I wanted, at a cheaper price than flea at :)
 

Duck A4

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Hi duck A4 sorry to post on this thread im new on the forum.
I have seen the anchor teather you have for sale, just wondering if you still have it..?
Won't let me post on the actual ad
That's okay mate, but afraid I sold that a while back but forgot to mark it off. Sorry mate.

If you can't find a cheap set, check the part number with ebay.
 
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