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Trim the opening around the hood latch to gain enough room to reach in and attach the holding hardware. I used a utility knife with a new blade to shave off a little at a time.

Beat the heck out of pulling off the front bumper as the instructions indicated.

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was it difficult removing the bolts holding down the grill without seeing your hand?
 

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I prefer to keep the clean look, pulling the bumper off of these is easy anyway. Probably about the same amount time to trim as it is to remove it after you've removed one.
 

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Reply for ivanz - No bolts on original grill, the horizontal vanes clip on, just yank em off with pliers.
The other part of this trick (that I forgot to mention) was keeping the holding plate and washers together with masking tape while starting the locking nut.

Comment for ekaz, You're probably correct however, in my case, since I will not be doing this more than once, I'm sure I would not be saving any time pulling the bumper.
 

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I prefer to keep the clean look, pulling the bumper off of these is easy anyway. Probably about the same amount time to trim as it is to remove it after you've removed one.
Do you have a link for this covering the Gen II?

I've done a Grill Change on my daughters 300c but it looks to have a small gap at the top so I wanna make sure I've done it right :serious:
 
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