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    I'm going to be swapping my front bumper this week. Just wondering if someone can give an insight into how easy/hard it is to remove both grilles including the chrome strip.

    I'm hoping to fit new Signum chrome fog surrounds directly to new bumper so won't be removing old ones.

    Cheers.

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    theres how to's on here how to take the bumper off. i changed the top grill yesterday for this one
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VAUXHALL-VECTR...item23058b9037

    Top grill is a 2min job, pop bonnet then on inside of bonnet there is 8 screws holding too grill on, unscrew them and woola! took me 5mins yesterday to change it.

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    yeah, i'm very familiar with removing the bumper (possibly too familar lol) glad to hear the top one is easy to remove, hopefully the bottom one is too

    EDIT: Oh I should mention mine is a facelift but hopefully its just as easy

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    new bumper has arrived. looks like the grilles are held in by clips. are these relative easy to do?

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    Is it just me or is the facelift upper grille a right pain in the to get off? grrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post


    Is it just me or is the facelift upper grille a right pain in the to get off? grrrrr
    It is NOT just you. mine snapped a little on removing, let me know the secret....when youve done yours

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    patience appears to be the key, something I don't have much of lol

    The trick seems to be:

    - remove the backing
    - remove the V
    - remove the grill

    Got it off eventually, now trying to get it on the new bumper which is an even bigger pain!

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    what's the new bumper?
    pics required. :P

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    Its just a replacement SRi bumper thats in much better condition. I'm just back from stealers getting new bracket for it to clip into. Off to drill out rivets and hopefully the rivets I have replace them ok.

    Pics when fitted or you want pics now? lol

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