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Old 03-20-2017, 01:27 AM   #1
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2012 Golf R Lower Bumper grill and lower parking light grills

Do these grills come out from the front or do I have to remove bumper and remove from back ?

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Arrow you need to pull the bumper ...

The lower center grill is removed from the back and requires removal of the bumper.
Not sure about the outer grills, but I think they are the same.

The lower center grill is held in by numerous plastic clips
that need to to be released to free the grill.
There are notches in the bumper that engage plastic clips on the perimeter of the grill.
If I recall correctly, there are a total of 18 - 6 across the bottom,
8 across the top and 2 on each side.

Once you remove the bumper it will be clear.

backside view of lower grill removed


close up of two of the clips
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:33 AM   #3
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:42 AM   #4
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The lower center grill is removed from the back and requires removal of the bumper.
Not sure about the outer grills, but I think they are the same.

The lower center grill is held in by numerous plastic clips
that need to to be released to free the grill.
There are notches in the bumper that engage plastic clips on the perimeter of the grill.
If I recall correctly, there are a total of 18 - 6 across the bottom,
8 across the top and 2 on each side.

Once you remove the bumper it will be clear.

backside view of lower grill removed


close up of two of the clips
Thanks,

I asked this question a years ago.

I'm going to remove mine and install a rock screen. seems I get a lot of small dents in the AC heat exchange.
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