- Aug 1, 2020
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I just did this and thanks so much for the write-up, it was very helpful. The tip on loosening the side brackets is a great one!
One thing I'll add: You actually don't have to remove the outside perimeter grille piece. You really just need to swap out the black plastic and the center grille section. The benefit of this is that you do not need to remove the two rivets in the upper corners. All you need to do is to remove the Phillips screws around the bottom and sides and then release the clips at the top and the center section will come out. The downside of this method is that you won't be replacing the outer bezel, so only do this if your current grille is in equal condition to the one you are replacing. Here's what it looks like with only the center section removed:View attachment 230023
Sorry to bump this thread, but I'm trying to avoid messing with that bumper cover. For this approach of leaving the bezel and just removing the phillips head screws and releasing the clips - could this be done above and below without removing the bumper cover? Right angle screwdriver.