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How to Fit/Remove your grille
Published by Ben R
13-05-2006
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How to Fit/Remove your grille

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Removing the FIAT Stilo Grille

Tools you will need:
  • T30 Torx Driver
  • Small pry bar or flat ended screw driver
How to do it:

First, undo the torx bolts that hold the top of the bumper on.
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Next, gently pull the bumper forward and look behind it - you should see the lugs that hold the grille in place. With the prybar (or screwdriver) very gently and carefully lever the lugs out.
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The bottom lugs are a little more difficult so be patient! Place the screwdriver underneath them and gently lever them towards you - you'll hear them pop once they're free.

You should then be left with the sight of this ....

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To fit the new grille, just use the same process in reverse order (top first so that the gille lays flat). The bottom ones again are more difficult - place the screwdriver above the lugs & ease them in, as before, you will hear them pop once they're in.

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Now go and make yourself a celebratory cup of tea
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Old 21-05-2006   #1
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Re: How to Fit/Remove your grille

Its good to see a guide on how to do it properly, i just yanked mine off and broke it lol
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Re: How to Fit/Remove your grille

Used this guide, worked amazingly well :_)
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Wicked, thank you for the guide, will become very useful
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Re: How to Fit/Remove your grille

howdy,

i appreciate this is an older guide now but i thank you for it... unfortunately being the ham-fisted fool i am i was unable to carry out the procedure correctly. i was aiming to replace the badge of which the centre had fallen out.

i found the lugs but managed to snap each and every one, im not sure if the plastic gets brittle with age (it's a 2003 model). in the end i just pulled it off and then faced the nightmare of trying to remove the old badge on which the nut had rusted.

not to be out-done i managed to drill out the rusted badge nut and replace it with the new using a larger washer behind (as i'd also destroyed some of the plastic with my antics). when it came to re-attaching the grille i screwed 4 new screws into the top of the grille which then joined it to the bumper... these won't be seen when the bonnet is down an hopefully will last a while.

thanks again for the guide if only i was more skilled!!

cheers,

Luke
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