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    can anyone tell me how to remove the chrome v grill on my 2007 vectra as i want to colour code it

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    Yes m8

    Take off the bumper http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...84#post1277584 and get aroud 12 - 14 (can't quite remember but it seemed a lot) flat head screw driver bits (or tooth picks) and carefuly insert each one to lift up the tab (from behind) Once that is done then ease out the front V.

    Then you have to remove the front griffin. Not so easy as it is glued in.

    Will find the relevant info and post later
    Last edited by Envy; 4th February 2012 at 21:14.

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    http://vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=135510

    This may help.

    If your still stuck just post here or send me a PM.

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    cheers mate is there anyway of doing it without taking the bumper off . i undid the 4 bolts on the top and eased the top of the bumper and could see behind the grill do i just nees to push the silver tabs out

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1984 View Post
    cheers mate is there anyway of doing it without taking the bumper off . i undid the 4 bolts on the top and eased the top of the bumper and could see behind the grill do i just nees to push the silver tabs out

    I spose you could mask it up but it would not be a perfect finish as compared to removing the whole thing.

    Its up to you but as I have done this in the past I would recommend removing the bumper, sorry

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    Just to add, i found using cable ties made the job easier. As said, use a screwdriver to gently lever up the small plastic tabs, then slide the cable ties in to keep the the tab elevated so it does not lock back into place, do this for each one and eventually it will just pop off.

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    Take the bumper off its easy. Trying to do this any other way is a nightmare job.
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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    Sorry slightly mis read your post there.

    You have dropped the front a bit but no it would be near impossible to get to all the tabs.

    You will either have to mask it up ( not something i recommend) or remove the whole thing and do a proper job on it.

    You won't regret doing it trust me

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    ok sound i think i will have a bash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    Take the bumper off its easy. Trying to do this any other way is a nightmare job.

    The first time me and my mate took the front off I almost shat myself as I felt sure I was going to break something.

    The second time I did it I felt like a pro and not worried at all.

    Just remember the first time is the scariest! and for some its just a no go.

    Edit : Have a friend on hand to hold things in to place until you know exactly what your doing. It will help

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