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Honeycomb Grill Fitted (+ fitting guide pics)

Discussion in 'Mk2 Leon FAQ's (1P) 2006-2012' started by Jace, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Jace

    Jace Sneaker Freaker

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    Got home & part 2 of the new look grill had arrived



    So I thought I'd do a little write up on how to remove the grill & fit it.





    The grill is quite easy to get off, if you know how (I've had the grill off a few times now)

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    Its held in at the top by two expanding plugs, easiest way of getting them out is to use two screwdrivers & lever the top part of them out

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    Exhibit A - The retaining plug thingy

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    The grill also sits under the slam panel in its own little groove

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    The grill is also held in place on each side by two clippy things, best way of releasing these is with a long flat screw driver, try & ease them out gentle, maybe a squirt of WD-40 to help. (cant believe how dirty its got in a day)

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    The honeycomb section is held on to the main grill by two very small self tappers

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    The finished article

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    #1 Jace, Mar 25, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    nice one :clap:.

    good clear pics, and i paricularly like the technical terminology :rolleyes:.
     
  3. WeeJase

    WeeJase pert

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    erm,its looks virtually the same :shrug:
     
  4. Jace

    Jace Sneaker Freaker

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    Note the last sentance :whistle:


    I dont think the lighting helped :think:
     
  5. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    so this is a honeycomb grill thats hidden behind the normal grill?
     
  6. WeeJase

    WeeJase pert

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    my point exactly but it'll look different in better light :D
     
  7. alx_chung

    alx_chung Dark Lord of the Torque

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    Nice one mate! I was thinking of doing something to the grill and this might be it along with the MY08/Cupra grill.
    Alex
     
  8. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    TBH, I don't see the point of this honeycomb grille.
    It looks too muddled with the original slatted one.
     
  9. on_the_verge

    on_the_verge Active Member

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    Agreed, might look better in the light but seems a weird combination....:confused:
     
  10. Fishy

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    And there I was hoping it was a front honeycombe grill. :(

    Fish
     
  11. Jace

    Jace Sneaker Freaker

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    Points taken,

    But I think it kind of adds something "sporty" to the grill, although the shape of the honeycomb isnt a 100% match for the lower, which is a shame...


    I have other things planned for the grill still ;)




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    #11 Jace, Mar 26, 2008
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  12. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    i can see that this could be a very suttle and nice addition. Nice quite what i was expecting though!
     
  13. MikeShaw100

    MikeShaw100 Leon FR - White Lightning

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    I like it Jace....!

    Have just fitted my Black Cupra08 Grill and looks mint against Crono Yellow and the gaping black grills of my FR....

    Next.... Getting some matt black laminate cut by a vehicle livery firm in Barnsley to infill the recessed section behind the front number plate - making it even more aggressive.

    Mike
    57FRTDI, Crono, 18", BT, Cupra08 Black Grill, Armrest, Alu Trim, Muddies and Mats.
     
  14. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    aha new pics...

    does look good! :)
     
  15. johnbev

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    The honeycombe grill looks great, done the same to mine. I know its not to everyones taste but its only £15:D and you can`t go wrong at that price.

    As for the black surround looks great on the black car, but maybe not so good on my luna one:shrug:

    It does seem odd to me though, Fashion?? On mk1`s everyone was trying to mod the grills to get the chrome trim look like a cupra R, saying that black looked dull:confused:
    Now its turned tables and Black is in:whistle: Are flared trousers back in aswell now then?? I can`t keep up............:blink:
     
  16. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 MFD3 for sale, inbox me.

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    i think everyone just likes to look like the 'current' cupra.

    flare's? are you telling me they've been out of fashion? :hide:.
     
  17. the.ck3

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    hello everybody !
    I'm french so excuse me if you don't understand all what i will say.
    So, I've got an ibiza and i'm looking for the large grill on the front bumper with the S of SEAT but in honeycomb .... do you think the leon grill is larger than the ibiza one ? maybe I can use it to replace my grill.

    Does someone can tell me the reference and the price of the leon grill in england please ?

    Thanks
     
  18. Donnyboy

    Donnyboy The Candy Man

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    very nice.

    What colour/paint did you use to spray the 'S' badge? Is it colour matched to car?
     
  19. renegade_si

    renegade_si Guest

    great guide and pics.

    I cant locate the clippy things that hold the grille in place and so cannot get the main grille off...Cars only a week old and I dont want to break it!!

    cheers for any help and photos from the front of the car with arrows or something showing where they are and what direction I should push!

    cheers

    Si
     
  20. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    Curiosity got the better of me & I purchased one of these honeycombe grilles from Sere Motors.

    I have to admit, it looks better than I first thought.
    However, me being me, I may play around with the look a little. :D
     

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