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Post removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Just got a 64 reg 500 Lounge twin air, and as with all the other Fiats we get, we are installing twin horns The only space available appears to be behind the (as I can best describe it) windscreen wiper grille at the top of the bonnet.

To save me some time, can anyone let me know what screws or bolts or whatever need to be undone so we can remove this grille, or at least open it up enough to get behind it?

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Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

My guide(username changed) on Front shock absorber replacement shows how to remove the trim panel and further down how to replace it.
Look in the "guides section" as I can't post a link yet

Hope this helps.
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Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Remove wipers. Two little plastic twist screws and a small torx one in the middle. Lifts off and you just disconnect the washer pipe. 5 minute job.
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Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

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Remove wipers. Two little plastic twist screws and a small torx one in the middle. Lifts off and you just disconnect the washer pipe. 5 minute job.
In the real world, those little plastic twist screws are single use jobbies; if you reuse them, the grille will likely wobble about a little after refitting.

The easiest solution is just to replace them with proper bolts, nuts & washers.
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Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

That's very true. I' having a new windscreen fitted on Friday and I've already taken it off and lost one of them. I have some little push pin things that expand when you push them down that I bought when I repaired my Nissan Juke, I'm going to try those.
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Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

This is the guide link if you've not seen it;
http://www.fiatforum.com/500-guides/...placement.html
may have changed a bit since my date of manufacture?
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