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front bumper removal

Discussion in 'Exterior & Bodywork' started by loftylowe, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. loftylowe

    loftylowe

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    i have just bought a ph2 172 and this weekend i decided i was going to take it apart and give it a good clean but when it came to removing the front bumper i removed all the screws and bolts that i thought would release it but it wouldnt come off. could anyone tell me if i was missing anything?

    Also i have fitted the origional rs upper grill after purchasing the car with terrible ktec metal grilles but it doesnt fit properly. It will clip to the bonnet but when you line it up with the holes in the slam panel to clip it in place, it pops off the bumper like the bumper needs to be pushed further in but nothing else looks out of place. It had the ktec lower grill also which i have replaced with a stanard and it also doesnt fix in on its clips on one side

    can any body help?
     
  2. MikeB

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    There is a guide on here mate should help you out.
     
  3. Jon.G

    Jon.G ClioSport Club Member ClioSport Club Member

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  4. loftylowe

    loftylowe

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    cheers for that. looking at it i had removed all the right bolts and screws just must not have pulled hard enough lol

    any hints about my grilles not fitting correctly?
     
  5. MikeB

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    Should literally just clip straight in, as long as it is in line.
     
  6. Jon.G

    Jon.G ClioSport Club Member ClioSport Club Member

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    make sure you have definitely undone the correct bolts under the arch liners, I undid the wrong one on one side then realised in the process of doing the other, noticing it was higher up the arch. Could of been a costly mistake pulling that away.
     
  7. loftylowe

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    well i see there are 2 10mm bolts on each side and i had removed all 4 just to be safe but you say you only have to remove the 10mms closest to the rear?
     

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