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Discussion in 'Mk2 Leon FAQ's (1P) 2006-2012' started by Jace, Mar 25, 2008.
Where did you get the de-badged grill form?
Got it from eBay.. if you need a linky let me know
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The one I have found looks heavily recessed:
Looks good!! Now, so does mine!!! Cheers for the pic's.....How i do any tasks best
I really wish it was as easy as you make it look to remove the grill!
I've been trying today to get it off, and it just wont budge! Undone the two plugs at the top, the whole grill will then slide up about a centimeter, then tried to prise the clips open and they won't move, tempted to give up and just keep the surround chrome
Baggy, Trust me when i say that i was nervous when removing it as i did not want to explain to the wife that i had ..err.....broke it!! But as long as you have removed the 2 lugs at the top (£.41 Pence each...!) then grab the grill evenly through the front bars at the sides and gently but firmly pull! You should not do any damage if you follow this correctly.
I've spoke to the bloke at the paintshop who is going to spray it for me and he's going to take it off for me, save me the hassle, plus if it breaks he can pay for it heh
That's as far as I've got today. Tried using what little strength I have to pull it up and out, but nothing happening.
Same here. Pulling, screwdrivers nothing seems to do the trick. More suggestions ?
I eventually got it. Brute force is the answer. Pulled it a lot and it weakened the plastic a bit so it finally freed itself.
eventually it worked, seems that i was pulling on the wrong clips . Thought i need to pull the ones that you can see on the outside.
Now removed and creating one with the honeycomb-look
Just fitted mine, it was harder than I thought though!
Mine is ready and i am very happy with it:
To bad i cant show you an pic :
i first have to post 15 bullshit posts i guess
Where can i purchase this honeycombe grill? cannot find this on ebay
I think the problem lies with the "chrome" surround being so thick now, a thin line of chrome isn't quite so offensive.
On that note, I drive an '07 Cupra so have a chrome surround with a slatted grille. Anyone know if it's possible to get a honeycomb grille to fit and lose the chrome entirely rather than having the chrome surround then the black surround then the honeycomb grille in the middle?
if you want a honeycombe grille try this 1pl853651bn4 linear r grille. it will fit that bumper and i have them with black instead of chrome trim
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)
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
Exhibit A - The retaining plug thingy
The grill also sits under the slam panel in its own little groove
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)
The honeycomb section is held on to the main grill by two very small self tappers
The finished article
if you go ebay you will see the linear r honeycombe grille. thats what we have with black trim instead of chrome.it looks the business
Cheers. I can only find the "LEON LINEAR GRILLE" for about £100 which looks like it has two black surrounds then the honeycomb grille. Is there a different one?
I can't post links yet...
That is the Linea R grille. You can get it for a fair bit less from David @ Sere on this forum. You can remove the chrome/silver surround and replace with black.