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IndyDave 04-01-2010 07:59 PM

Heritage Grille install - How tough is it?
 
I am going to pickup a Heritage grille for my Camaro Saturday. I was curious as to how hard of an install it is, has anybody done one themselves? I could just have the dealer install it, but they have never done one & I would like to save the cash if possible. Thanks for any info:)

jeffny09 04-01-2010 08:08 PM

i havnt done it yet- but ive takin off the front bumper and thas not hard and the grill looks simple

ron10 04-01-2010 08:21 PM

there are several threads on the install.they say it isn't too bad of an install,but i've gotten lazy in my old age,so i would have it done.i do love that grill.

d69chris 04-01-2010 08:37 PM

Bout a 60 minute job.

Jack the front of the car up and place on two jack stands.

Remove the six plastic clips on the header/nose plate under the hood.

Remove both wheels, remove the two plastic plugs in the fender liner & the three star headed screws.

Pull the liner loose from the bottom & it will fall down some.

Look up in & there r 3-10mm bolts across the top, one behind the marker light & a sm. 6mm one underneath light.

unplug the fog lights

remove the two 10mm bolts, one on either side and giggle the nose off.

hopefully the grille comes with instructions, i have not checked mine yet.

Soundwave 04-01-2010 08:40 PM

You dont even need to remove the wheels, just turn them according to whatever side you're on. No need to remove the liner even.

Oh and here's the DIY

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64375

cshaw2049 04-01-2010 09:39 PM

I did mine last weekend. Not too bad really. I didn't even jack up the front end, just turned the wheels. A couple of the bolts were a pain, but other than that it wasn't that big a deal. Now snapping in the new grill was no fun, but my son lent me hand on that part.

RedJewel2SS 04-01-2010 10:34 PM

a lot easier than i though it would be... 4 bolts inside each fender, 6 tabs and 4 bolts on top, and 2 bolts on bottom and the bumper slides right off.

the grille is held in place by a bunch of tabs that require a flathead or panel removal tool to pop off.

mth35115 04-01-2010 10:42 PM

Don't forget to save the clips, because they didn't come with my grill.

SCPO/SS 04-02-2010 05:08 PM

It's not difficult at all. The removal and reinstallation of the front nose clip is a breeze. Be sure to have a soft clean blanket to lay the nose piece on while removing the old grille and installing the new one (minimize scratching the painted surface on the nose piece).

IndyDave 04-03-2010 08:26 AM

Thanks for the input everyone! I think I may give it a shot myself:)

SamReidland 04-03-2010 05:18 PM

It is surprisingly easy. Took me about an 1 1/2 hour, but I did a few other things while working on it.


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