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      04-12-2011, 05:23 AM   #1
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side grilles on se bumper, can they come off?

Does anybody know if they can be uncliped and taken off? I wan't to know if anybody has done it first before I go and break them . I saw on a DIY people saying they cannot be taken off but it looks like they have clips?

I know the middle grille can be taken off but the grilles I am talking about are shown in the picture below:



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have to remove whole bumper to access. it easier to paint in place looks at these two diy's if that what your looking for. i can only assume since your car is black you want to keep it all black

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=lower+grills

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have to remove whole bumper to access. it easier to paint in place looks at these two diy's if that what your looking for. i can only assume since your car is black you want to keep it all black

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t=lower+grills

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...t+lower+grills
Do you know how they come off once the bumper is off, is it just clips that are too hard to access or torx [star scews]?

EDIT: I know why now, it is clipped on there but in order to take them off you need to push them back futher [like the middle grille] but there is other items in the way preventing you from fully unclipping it.

Cheers for the diy I might use the 2nd method.
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You can brush paint them after masking the bodywork, its a bit boring though.

Ultimately, as I have found, the stone chips from high speed driving make them look rough in just a few months.

Am seeking more ideas as they do look much nicer in black!
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