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Front Grille Replacement
 

Pelican Technical Article:

Front Grille Replacement

Jared Fenton

Time:

1 hour1 hr

Tab:

$60

Talent:

**

Tools:

10mm socket, large standard screwdriver

Applicable Models:

A6 2.7T (1997-04)
A6 2.8 (1997-02)
A6 3.0L (2002-04)
S6 4.2 (1997-04)

Parts Required:

Front Grille

Hot Tip:

Take your time removing and installing the hood release lever

Performance Gain:

fly looks, yo

Complementary Modification:

Replace rear emblems

The front grille on the C5 Audi A6 is held in place with a series of snap locks that must be pressed in to release the grille from the body. This article focuses on the steps involved with removing it.

Replacing an old, faded or damaged front grille can really improve the looks of your car.
Figure 1

Replacing an old, faded or damaged front grille can really improve the looks of your car. In this article I will show you how.

Loosen and remove the three 10 mm nuts (green arrows) securing the hood release/latch assembly to the underside of the hood.
Figure 2

Loosen and remove the three 10 mm nuts (green arrows) securing the hood release/latch assembly to the underside of the hood. Carefully pull the release handle though its slot on the grille.

Use a large standard screwdriver to push in the locking tabs (green arrows) around the perimeter of the grille.
Figure 3

Use a large standard screwdriver to push in the locking tabs (green arrows) around the perimeter of the grille. Note the bottom edge of the grille as well. The four feet (purple arrows) hook over the bottom edge.

And here's the final result with the grille removed.
Figure 4

And here's the final result with the grille removed. Installing the new grille is the reverse of removal. Make sure that you hook the lower edge of the grille in first then rock it back into place until it clicks. Then refit the hood release lever through the slot in the grille.


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