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Old 05-08-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default How to remove upper grille

I'm considering ordering a Vauxhall upper grille from VXRSHOP.co.uk. But I couldn't find any instruction on how to remove the stock grille. I know a few of you Vauxhallized your grille, could someone take few mins to write-up your removal steps.

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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This is one of the easiest things to do on the car Open your hood and look at where the grill is. You will see 3 torx screws holding down the grill. Not sure on what size they are, but remove them. And all you have to do is pull up on it. The bottom of the grill has several clips. Don't be afraid to pull. And that's it, your grill is removed Just make sure when you order a new grill, that it is for a "facelift 5 door" model. The us and Canadian astras have 5 door bumpers/grills regardless if it is a 3 or 5 door. The pre-facelift model has a different # of clips and is shaped differently. Hope this helps.

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the instruction

Now the only thing to consider is which style to go: Opel or Vauxhall

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I personally would go with an Opel grill. I love the lightning bolt. A lot of people on this forum is doing the Vauxhall one.

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:22 AM   #5
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To narrow down searching, or make it easier, our grills have 7 tabs,(or 6), if i remember correctly. Personally, I would go with Vauxhall, more unique than a sideways lightning bolt.

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