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    I had a look at removing the chrome V on the front of the car.

    I started by removing the 4 torx screws (2 on each side) of the black cover that is revealed when the bonnet is lifted.


    I expected this cover to be easily removed allowing access to the 'V' so i could remove it. But turns out it's not that simple.

    Having removed the screws it allowed limited access with a screw driver to the clips behind. When i tried to release the clips the black part underneath the silver part (pic 2) broke.

    How many clips are there holding this thing on and is there an easier way of removing it?

    HELP!!

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    Don't know if it helps but when I replaced my grill with an Irmy one I had to remove the bumber

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    i thought you could just pull them forward

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    hello mate

    start car up turn wheels full lock and you will see 2 torx screws under wheel arch remove these (both sides)

    then being very carefull and take your time, push bumper towards front of car and pull towards you at the same time

    as i say dont force too hard as there are only plastic lugs holding it on, do this both sides

    this will then allow you to pull bumper down giving more access to it

    there is a link on here somewhere to show you in more detail

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    I did mine last week found it easier to remove the bumper there are 4 push fittings under the bumper holding the undertray on it's not an easy job!

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    Got diverted (told to by the Mrs) to sort out a couple of jobs in the garden instead of messing around with that flaming car.

    IF it's fine tomorrow I'll give it another go and see if i can get a mate to give me a hand?

    Hopefully i won't **** it up

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    i got hack off in the end and ripped it off breaking the chrome clips, but only because i had a nice new painted one.

    Have fun .......

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    a done what you done so far,removed the for screws holdin the top of the bumper.then all i done was pull the top of the bumper out with one hand and with the other,went round all the clips with a screw driver and pushed them all free then managed to wedge the v out with the driver after that,bit rough but got the job done.painted mine over the weekend just passed there.another way of doing it is to take the bumper right off like others have said.

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    When i started going around the clips (the ones i could reach) with a screw driver, the silver part remained intact and the smaller black piece underneath seemed to break.

    I am assuming that i need to keep the black part in tact so that when the grill goes back on these will keep it in place?

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    Yeah the black part is the top grill which the chrome V clips onto hth

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