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pmullins 12-10-2012 06:29 AM

How do I remove the 2 triangular grille panels.
 
HELP!! I have a 2012 Focus Titanium and bought LED running lights. The lights are built into the 2 "sail" panels on the front either side of the grille. I cannot figure out how to remove the panels. Took of the splash panel underneath but still can't see how they pop out.

UnbridledCarnage 12-10-2012 10:10 AM

Moved ya to mk3 for more help! Welcome to ff

pmullins 12-10-2012 10:13 AM

thanks

suss6052 12-10-2012 10:20 AM

They just clip into slots in the bumper cover, so you need to use either a plastic trim remover/ flat screw driver/ flat plastic tool and gently remove them. Try not to damage the clips or the bumper cover. Certainly don't want to scratch the paint.

pmullins 12-10-2012 10:22 AM

I'll try that, thanks!

Just Tom 12-10-2012 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4491842)
They just clip into slots in the bumper cover, so you need to use either a plastic trim remover/ flat screw driver/ flat plastic tool and gently remove them. Try not to damage the clips or the bumper cover. Certainly don't want to scratch the paint.

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2012sel 12-10-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmullins (Post 4491628)
HELP!! I have a 2012 Focus Titanium and bought LED running lights. The lights are built into the 2 "sail" panels on the front either side of the grille. I cannot figure out how to remove the panels. Took of the splash panel underneath but still can't see how they pop out.

1) First get some electrical tape to protect the paint. (see photo)
2) Get at least 5 butter knifes (the duller and thinner the better)
3) Stick the butter knifes between the bumper cover and grill piece where the clip tab locations are. Use at least 5 knifes to loosen the outermost 3 tabs and the 2 bottom tabs (indicated in green below). Verify you're knife is in the right spot to "unclip" each tab by looking under the car where the knifes will stick through. The knife needs to be carefully centered and go between the grill piece tab and the bumper cover tab to separate them. The bottom two tabs are easiest to see so get a feel for what I mean using those. Once you have those 5 knifes in, push the grill piece out on that side, remove the knifes and then seperate the remaining 3 tabs that are closest to the center (indicated in red below).

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5517/2...49541large.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img72/9086/20...56391large.jpg

pmullins 12-10-2012 01:09 PM

Thank you soooooooooo much, just what I needed!

2012sel 12-10-2012 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by pmullins (Post 4492074)
Thank you soooooooooo much, just what I needed!

http://imageshack.us/a/img607/4460/yessep.jpg

Just Tom 12-10-2012 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2012sel (Post 4492067)
1) First get some electrical tape to protect the paint. (see photo)
2) Get at least 5 butter knifes (the duller and thinner the better)
3) Stick the butter knifes between the bumper cover and grill piece where the clip tab locations are. Use at least 5 knifes to loosen the outermost 3 tabs and the 2 bottom tabs (indicated in green below). Verify you're knife is in the right spot to "unclip" each tab by looking under the car where the knifes will stick through. The knife needs to be carefully centered and go between the grill piece tab and the bumper cover tab to separate them. The bottom two tabs are easiest to see so get a feel for what I mean using those. Once you have those 5 knifes in, push the grill piece out on that side, remove the knifes and then seperate the remaining 3 tabs that are closest to the center (indicated in red below).

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5517/2...49541large.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img72/9086/20...56391large.jpg

WOW! You are a ROCKSTAR. There are those who simply reply, then there's those who reply with details, illustrations and photos. You Sir deserve a merit badge....or brownie points...not really sure what this forum uses. Either way, I salute you! [headbang]


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