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    Default VXR V Grill on Opel Vectra ?

    Dos any it body know if it possible to mount the colour coded (primed) VXR V Grill on my Opel Vec XP2 ?

    I am told that if I change the regular chromed V Grill with the primed one from OPC, it is just plug and play. What if I changed it for a VXR grill ?

    Wood this be a lot of fuss?

    And, are there any “HOW to do” stories for removal of grill from bumper, somewhere here ?
    Last edited by baard; 29th April 2009 at 06:30. Reason: Forgot something !

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    Its possible yes,there is a How2 for bumper removal in the How2 section,hth.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Its possible yes,there is a How2 for bumper removal in the How2 section,hth.......
    I know, but I ment "a how to" dismantle the grill from the bumper !

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    once the bumper is off it's just a case of bending back a lot of platic clips, it is then free. once the new grille is in, it snaps back into place.

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    I have just removed my chrome V grille and it is now at the body shop being sprayed black.

    I removed my grille without taking the bonnet off but broke two of the clips in the process.

    This isn't a problem as there are loads of other clips to hold it in place and it ain't going to move anyhow.

    If i had to remove it again i think i could do it without breaking any clips. It's only because i was a bit nervous the first time and my anticipation meant that they broke.

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    Yeah, that's why you take the bumper off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullylad View Post
    I have just removed my chrome V grille and it is now at the body shop being sprayed black.

    I removed my grille without taking the bonnet off but broke two of the clips in the process.

    This isn't a problem as there are loads of other clips to hold it in place and it ain't going to move anyhow.

    If i had to remove it again i think i could do it without breaking any clips. It's only because i was a bit nervous the first time and my anticipation meant that they broke.
    How did you do this !

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    Lift the bonnet and at the front is a black cover held in place by 4 torx screws.

    Unscrew these and you can then see behind the grille. You will see a row of silver and black fixings. The black part of the fixing (underneth the silver fixings attached to the chrome V grille) pushes down and sort of 'folds' away.

    You can then (with some persuasion and a couple of screw drivers) remove the grille.

    As i said, i broke a couple of the clips and maybe removing the whole bumper is the best option but my own confidence in removing the grille was greater than removing the bumper and then putting it back on.

    When you see the number of clips holding it in place as well as the cover you have taken off. Losing a couple of the clips isn't much of a problem.

    Ultimately it's up to you tho?

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    Given removing the bumper is such a pieceof**** it's the most sensible course of action.

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    Got my re sprayed chrome grill back from the body shop today


    More money spent as a result of spending too much time on here but i'm lovin it!!!!

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