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      01-26-2016, 01:15 AM   #1
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F31 kidney grill removal

I recently got a 2016 F31 LCI and didn't like the chrome look on my Melbourne red car. So I decided to replace the kidney grills with black ones. I found some instructions that have you remove the front bumper cover. I thought that was crazy overkill and I didn't want to get it back on crooked or have something else happen. So I decided to remove the grills just going through the slats.

I started with the passenger side one and loosened the clips going from the right going counter clockwise. The bottom clips were difficult to reach with just my fingers. I could touch the clips but couldn't assert enough pressure. So I used an old PC expansion port slot cover. I wrapped the lower part of the L shaped 'tool' with some tape so that it's sharp edges wouldn't scratch up the paint. It worked like a charm. Once the first grill was out removing the other side took less than 30 seconds. All total I spent maybe 10 minutes for both sides. No bumper cover removal needed. No screws to unscrew etc. Below are some pics.
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I did the same but I got the double slatted.
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I was thinking the same. Haven't tried it yet, but all the past week I've been thinking it's possible.

Your call looks stunning with red and black grilles.

I'm going to do that on my Imperial Blue F30
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I did the same but I got the double slatted.
Will those fit the f30? Where'd u order from? Looks great.
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I did the same but I got the double slatted.
Will those fit the f30? Where'd u order from? Looks great.
Yes it does. I got it on eBay for $75 I think
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Yes it does. I got it on eBay for $75 I think
Im pretty sure the grill is different on the f30, my guess is that i will not fit.
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Yes it does. I got it on eBay for $75 I think
Im pretty sure the grill is different on the f30, my guess is that i will not fit.
You're right but he can still get the F30 version
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