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Old 06-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Removal Of Front Grille Bar

My right front turn signal lamp burned out. The owner's manual says to change it you must remove the grille bar byr first removing the two bolts (easy) then unsnap it at the headlights. How is the bar "unsnapped" from the headlights? I tried but quit for fear of breaking the plastic. Anyone out there know how to "unsnap?"
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its attached to the headlights with velcro. I used a very flexible putty knife to break the velcro apart.
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Remember to also uncrew the 2 bolts in the center area from the top of the bar first.
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There are three clips on the backside in addition to the screws and velcro., one is centered and the other two are around the area of the screws. Once the vecro is lose give it a gentle tug.
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Talking Just had mine off.......................................

A few more tips...
Once you remove the two top 7MM screws take a plastic prying tool and pry each end of the bar by the outside of the headlights one at a time. You will feel the velcro break loose. Then grasp the bar with both hands on either side of the Chevy bowtie, wiggle up and down a little and pull straight out and the three clips will release. Hold on to the bar though you will be very upset if you drop it...
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Yep, yep, yep.

While I was putting on my new stainless steel grill sections, the instructions were to take off the two screws and pull the grill out a bit to make the installation easier. Knowing nothing about how is was attached, I just started pulling from the middle. It came off suddenly and ended up on my feet after abusing my shins on the way. Ow.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A few more tips...
Once you remove the two top 7MM screws take a plastic prying tool and pry each end of the bar by the outside of the headlights one at a time. You will feel the velcro break loose. Then grasp the bar with both hands on either side of the Chevy bowtie, wiggle up and down a little and pull straight out and the three clips will release. Hold on to the bar though you will be very upset if you drop it...
There are maybe a half dozen explanations of this process on this site and yours is the only one that made sense to me and I could follow (and I finally got it off!).

Thanks for posting it.

Changing out the bulb didn't fix my rapidly flashing turn signal, so I'll have to look for another cause. RATS!

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I had this same problem (rapidly flashing front turn signal - not removing the grille bar) and it turned out to be a rear signal bulb was burned out. Check those - a simple fix!

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I had this same problem (rapidly flashing front turn signal - not removing the grille bar) and it turned out to be a rear signal bulb was burned out. Check those - a simple fix!

For some reason (maybe it was an easier fix), I changed out the rear bulb first, but that didn't solve the problem. I had a harder time with the front, because of the grille applique, but finally got that bulb changed. Still fast blinking.

I had seen some corrosion on the old bulb and in the receptacle and was thinking the receptacle would have to be replaced. My friendly Chevy dealer told me I had to buy a new, special order, wiring harness for $115 to get a new receptacle. Yippeeee!

That wonderful news caused me to re-check everything, and, lo and behold, I discovered that YOU CAN INSERT THE BULB BACKWARDS (50% chance). When I reversed the new bulb, everything worked again! Yee-haw!

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A few more tips...
Once you remove the two top 7MM screws take a plastic prying tool and pry each end of the bar by the outside of the headlights one at a time. You will feel the velcro break loose. Then grasp the bar with both hands on either side of the Chevy bowtie, wiggle up and down a little and pull straight out and the three clips will release. Hold on to the bar though you will be very upset if you drop it...
Followed the above to get spear off and man my clips are must be awful tight...I can not seem to get enough grip on spear to pull straight out...Any ideas???

FORGET IT! WENTOUT TO GARAGE WITH MORE RESOLVE AND GIVE HER MORE THAN A "GENTLE" TUG AND OFF SHE CAME..CAME OFF LIKE IT WAS SPRING LOADED!!!


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Followed the above to get spear off and man my clips are must be awful tight...I can not seem to get enough grip on spear to pull straight out...Any ideas???

FORGET IT! WENTOUT TO GARAGE WITH MORE RESOLVE AND GIVE HER MORE THAN A "GENTLE" TUG AND OFF SHE CAME..CAME OFF LIKE IT WAS SPRING LOADED!!!

Always the case for me , am I about to pull so hard that I break something or just wimping out because I'm afraid I'm going to break something? I do hold the Lifetime Clip Breaking Record (Gulf Coast).
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