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      06-13-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Front Grille Install DIY?

just ordered painted jet black grille off jlevi, gets here tomorrow, anybody got install instructions? many thx *pics to come*
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      06-13-2008, 08:26 PM   #2
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Open hood, get out 4 star screws at top of grille (T25-T30 size), put your hand inside the bumper to get out clips holding grille. I recommend to start from side clip, then two from bottom, three from top and one at another side. It's very easy, just 5 mins, no more.
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Do not follow the advice posted in other posts to grab and pull. It may work but irreparable damage to your entire bumper cover could easily happen. Instructions above are pretty good. The clips need to be compressed before sliding out of their slots. It will be much more apparent once you do the very minor disassembly and get your hands in there.

By the way: That part is matte black ABS plastic it is NOT painted nor would you want one that was painted for durability reasons.
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Do not follow the advice posted in other posts to grab and pull. It may work but irreparable damage to your entire bumper cover could easily happen. Instructions above are pretty good. The clips need to be compressed before sliding out of their slots. It will be much more apparent once you do the very minor disassembly and get your hands in there.

By the way: That part is matte black ABS plastic it is NOT painted nor would you want one that was painted for durability reasons.
theres an option to have it painted any color u want////
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      06-18-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Open hood, get out 4 star screws at top of grille (T25-T30 size), put your hand inside the bumper to get out clips holding grille. I recommend to start from side clip, then two from bottom, three from top and one at another side. It's very easy, just 5 mins, no more.
Exactly. I ordered mine from Cyba on the forums and just installed them today. Looking great!
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Do you still pull back the bumper cover?
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Do you still pull back the bumper cover?
What you mean?
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Exactly. I ordered mine from Cyba on the forums and just installed them today. Looking great!
+1. Just installed my "Cyba" grills today as well. Looks killer.

Side tab is kind of a bitch to get out, my recommendation is to pop that one out first.
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I got my grill but didn't put it on yet.

However, I took out the grill just to see how hard it was and took me about 3 mins top.

I'll install it when my painted reflectors come-in so it will be color matched.
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The install is not bad at all, just follow the DIY, ive done the install about 4 times now...takes about 10min each time.
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