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Old 09-Jan-2006, 02:28 AM
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hey how about installing a front grill?

do i need to take off the front bumper inorder to take off the oem grill?


or just take out/put back on without taking the front bumper out?
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Old 09-Jan-2006, 04:19 AM
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Originally posted by sky0901
hey how about installing a front grill?

do i need to take off the front bumper inorder to take off the oem grill?


or just take out/put back on without taking the front bumper out?
thanks
How to install Front Grille:

Remove front bumper (do not have to take the whole bumper off)


remove top clips on the grille


remove clip on the bumper (both left and right)


remove the two screws (phillips head) on both sides of the wheel housing

peel bumper down without removing the bumper *(be careful not to break it)look inside the bumper you will see the oem grille being held up by 6 or 7 screws


Using a phillips headscrew driver remove them and pull grille out of the bumper


for install its the reverse installation.
i dont take off the bumper because that way it saves alot of time and you dont have to get under the car and get dirty. also you can always use the car to drive around incase you need to pick up something while the grille is off.

aftermarket grilles do not have the lower screws mounted to them like the oem does to the bumper all you do is insert all the top clips on and thats the only thing that holds it. downside to this is that the lower part of the grille will be sticking out to eliminate that i recommend 1 urathane glue the bottom part to the bumper or zip tie it using a skinny black zip tie to the rad support.
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 03:03 AM
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wow thanks for the pics

is it easy to install for a newbie like me?
dont want to break the front bumper
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 03:34 PM
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difficulty level 1 LOL.
its super easy.
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 10:43 PM
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alright, i'll do this when i get my grill from ebay, i hope on thursday or friday, i will post some pics up too
thanks alot man!
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no problemo
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Old 12-Jan-2006, 10:21 PM
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isnt, 99-00 is diffrent then 96-98

cus i did my 99 drill and it doesnt come off the bumper the actual grill fram itself, i had to cut the oem plastic from the fram etc....
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but never the less same idea, great write up
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 06:31 AM
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96-98 and 99-00 only have appearance differances.

96-00 are all the same in terms of how to take it off and how to go about meshing your own grill or installing an aftermarket one.

something is wrong with your bumper or you did it wrong. maybe even an aftermarket grille was used on your car. i have done over a 1000 front bumpers from 96-00 civic from when i worked at honda till now and they are all the same.
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Old 13-Jan-2006, 12:26 PM
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maybe i did it wrong, oh well it worked for me, and looks great

jay have u seen my grille tho?, i guess thats how it should be, check it out and let me konw what you think.

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i thought this was a diy mesh grill, all dis is is how to install a aftermarket one... i cut up sum gutter guard n did my mesh, cost me 3 dollars and looks better cuz i didnt have to paint the outter part
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