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My original perspex grill is out the car. What's supposed to hold it in place? Is it just the 4 'clips' or are there bolts? My perspex one was actually in many parts and held in only by the shape of the car.
 

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Thanks for the guide did mine today, all went well thank god, took around an hour and half. I wanted to do it without removing the bumper but when you see the bottom clips I didnt want to snap anything. I was worried about taking the bumper down but its really is nothing to worry about and is easy just take your time and go slow and careful or you will snap something. I didnt snap any clips and reused the old and all went back together fine.

Some tips:

Have these spare just in case:

Top black plastic cover clips that go over the grill/bonnet release.
The two wheel arch liner centre black clips.
wheel arch clips(the white square ones)
The 4 grill clips(these come with the new grill, well did with mine)
 

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This is a great guide and the process seems fairly straightforward, but is it possible to re-upload the photos again as they're missing from the first page?
 

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The images in these guidelines do not seem to be available (it shows a message about photobucket). Is there a way to get the original version?
 

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The images in these guidelines do not seem to be available (it shows a message about photobucket). Is there a way to get the original version?
You should be able to locate the pics on his profile. I think :smile3:
 

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Hi guys
I need help

I'm looking for a piece that I see in images in the first post, but since it's difficult to explain in words, how can I attach an image?
 

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Firstly remove the plastic panel that covers the top of the grill and radiator by carefully removing the plastic clips. I used 2 flat headed screwdrivers and attacked them from both sided and they popped out nicely.
This will expose the grill bolts.



Next you need to drop the fromt bumper from it location fixings. Dont panic, this is very easy to do.

Carefully remove the wheel arch trim taking care not to damage the clips.



This will expose a Phillips head screw as seen in the above photo.
Remove the screw and pull the bumper away from the wing.
Repeat for the other side of the car.



Continue pulling the bumper away from the body of the car working your way around to the other side of the car.

Unbolt the grill. It is secured with 2 10mm bolts at each top corner of the grill.

Very very carefully depress the retaining clips at the back of the grill to release the grill from its housing bracket. There are 4 retaining clips, 2 at the top corners and 2 at the bottom corners.





The grill is then only being held in place by a metal spring clamp. Release the clamp by carefully pushing the grill back taking care not to push the clips back on. A little bit of brute strength may be required.

Grill is off.

Fitting new grill is much easier.
Slip the new grill in place locating the clips into their housing.
Replace bolts but do not tighten fully as you still need a bit of movement to secure the base of the grill to the bumper.



With the grill in place, put your hand on the back of the grill and push the bumper to secure it to the grill retainer (no longer a metal clamp). Then work the bumper back into its fixings, just pops back in by hitting it with your hand.

Tighten the grill bolts.

Replace the trim and the plastic panel.

Stand back and admire your handy work.



All in all it took me about 40 mins.

Hope this helps someone.
Thanks, this looks sick. I think I'll try this on mine
 
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