H1ghlander1977

Upper Grille Removal

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Hey all,

Before I go in guns blazing and break something.

How does the upper grille (pre-facelift) come out? 

Tried you tube and only find so far facelift model or mk2 videos showing removal.

had a look through the Haynes and not seeing it either. So far that is.

cheers all 

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The bit with the Ford badge on it?  It's held on to the bumper by moulded plastic clips.  I'd recommend removing the bumper first, then you can gently tease out each clip in turn from behind.  There is also a small plastic stud each end but that's obvious to see.  

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That’s the bit I’m on about. Oh crikey, think I’ll pass as I’m ocd when it comes to gaps and when I last had a certain cars bumper off the gaps weren’t right once put back on.

Think I’ll go with plan a and just either wrap that silver strips or paint with it on the car. 

Cheers 

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i did mine a few months back when i changed from the matte black to the shiney black. i never removed the bumper but managed to get the grille off by starting at both ends then making my way towards the middle. it took me about 15 minutes to do.

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7 hours ago, Typhoonf2 said:

i did mine a few months back when i changed from the matte black to the shiney black. i never removed the bumper but managed to get the grille off by starting at both ends then making my way towards the middle. it took me about 15 minutes to do.

How did you get to the clips? 

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34 minutes ago, H1ghlander1977 said:

How did you get to the clips? 

theres a rubber grommet in each corner just pull them out then you can pull the grill forward a bit so you can get your hands around the back of the grille. the grille is a pretty tight fit so i would recommend  wearing some gloves. there is about 8 clips on the grille.

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