Register Login
iNETFX Domain Registration - COM/NET/ORG £6.50 a year!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-09-2017   #1
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
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?

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170912_122021[1].jpg
Views:	10
Size:	3.28 MB
ID:	184182  
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DIZI is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-09-2017   #2
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
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.
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John303030 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 13-09-2017   #3
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
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.
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 13-09-2017   #4
Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Dorset
Posts: 7,471
Thanks: 789
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
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.
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________


"Just 'cos you're not paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you"

jrkitching is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 13-09-2017   #5
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
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.
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-09-2017   #6
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

This is the guide link if you've not seen it;
https://www.fiatforum.com/500-guides...placement.html
may have changed a bit since my date of manufacture?
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John303030 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-09-2017   #7
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Just to say that the little push pins from my Nissan Juke repair which apart from being 6mm which was a too big size worked a treat holding the panel in place. I just used a drill to make the holes slightly bigger to fit them in.
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-09-2017   #8
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 1,705
Thanks: 64
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
Just to say that the little push pins from my Nissan Juke repair which apart from being 6mm which was a too big size worked a treat holding the panel in place. I just used a drill to make the holes slightly bigger to fit them in.
Just remember some rust proofing too?
Likes DIZI liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-09-2017   #9
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Smile Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Thanks to all of you for such helpful answers, would have replied before but didn't get a notifications of replies on my email until today.

Weather permitting should be sorting this out tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

DIZI is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-09-2017   #10
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Quote Originally Posted by John202020 View Post
Just remember some rust proofing too?


They are plastic.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-09-2017   #11
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 1,705
Thanks: 64
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
They are plastic.
Sorry it was the trim panel you drilled out not the metal work?
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 23-09-2017   #12
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: removal of grille at top of bonnet (where the wipers are)

Quote Originally Posted by John202020 View Post
Sorry it was the trim panel you drilled out not the metal work?


No metal work. The trim panel fits onto plastic underneath.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) 1.3MJ air filter top assembly removal from top of engine nedro018 Fiorino (Mk3) 1 27-04-2014 14:09
Grande Punto What do you think of this? GP Top Grille Montypaks Auction Watch 5 07-06-2013 00:22
(G) Top grille removal mattyson09 Grande Punto 4 05-11-2011 13:08
grande punto top grille removal stutheo Bodyshop 2 11-08-2009 21:44
(S) Top Grille Dikky-Developments Grande Punto 4 10-08-2008 14:40