Thanks Burble, will come in handy when I get the grill with no recess 1 remove 2 screws red dots securing each of the side black grills. Did this last night to change my headlights - 30 mins in total start to finish. I managed to trim the foam behind the bumper and with some gentle persuasion got it all to fit without fitting any extra parts! Hardest part I found was getting the side grills off they seemed to be stuck solid I cracked one of mine taking it off but you cant see it when it's back on They only cost just £20 from the dealer. How hard is it to remove the front bumper from car and then the centre chrome section?? Step on the brakes a few times to discharge any stored electricity and touch a bare metal ground to discharge any static electricity on you. Set the backrest as far upright and forward as it will go. Evening all, How difficult a job is this and any specialist tools required? My dad is the parts manager at Slough and Maidenhead so you may have met him, I also remember he used to bring home chocolate that someone had given him from Mars haha. Installation is fundamentally the reverse procedure for removal.
Too much time on my hands. The point of turning them is just to raise the cap a little bit so you can get a screw driver under the cap to lever the pin up higher turning them does not undo anything - they are just a push fit. As you further pull the seat base away, the seat belt buckles either side of the centre seat will slide through their respective gaps in the seat base. The bumber is not secured by the same big bolts as my previous one, however I have made use of many zipties in addittion to the other screws - for piece of mind. If you do break them, don't worry, they are very cheap parts.
Also shown in the image below is one of the front seat rail 12 point triple spline bolts. Installation is the reverse of removal, but ensure that the seat belt buckles are correctly placed in their respective cut-outs, and the rear catches are pressed downwards and rearwards so they correctly locate under their retaining brackets on the floorpan, and then finally ensure the front catches click into place. Cheers bear, the masking, spraying, sealing and fitting were fairly easy. Reconnect the battery earth terminal, and re-synchronise power windows and if fitted, seat memory settings and adjust clock and date. Other than a leaking coolant line somewhere - I suspect water pump which on my model is integral with a clutch control for the super charger. At the minute my car is reflex silver and im ittending spraying the front silver section of my grille chrome part black!!! Make sure to not drag or bash the seat rails - or else you'll get major scratches on the door sills. For anyone wanting steps and photos of steps to get at radiator this guide to replacing the intercooler looks pretty good - found in last night with more googling! And have you been pulled over for the front plate? I thought it was a direct replacement like the Vagen one however none of the mounting holes match up to screw it in, they are about 5 inches lower on the new bumper.
They are just down the road from my work Mars. This video showed me how to do it even though it was in German and gave me confidence to attempt it myself. Verify that all electrical connections are free and not liable to be snagged, make any final adjustment the seat to make it easier to pull out, and then carefully remove the seat from the vehicle interior. Seems like the bumper has to come off I can handle that and need to remove some or most of the shrouding around the ac and engine coolant radiators, then I'm not sure if you can lift out or drop it out or if you have to remove some of the ac system etc? What do I need to do to make this fit?. Carefully place the seat back inside the vehicle interior, and align the seat runners to their appropriate floor fixing points, observing their centering pins near the front of the seat rails. Depending on factory specification, you may have fewer connected plugs under your seats. Here you go :top: The pix below correspond to the following instruction sequence: 1 remove 2 screws red dots securing each of the side black grills.
Grasp the lower front edge of the seat base near these catches are located, and then sharply tug upwards to release each front catch. I have researched with a bit of googling and there are bits and pieces on the web and in other forums but no full guide. Then connect the relevant plugs to their appropriate socket and push together until you hear its connection lock click. Visually determine where the two front edge catches are located indicated in the two lower yellow arrows in the image below. Can't really get enough access so think I am going to have to take it in as it is so tight in there! Might to get me some platic dip tomorrow and black my front and maybe rear badges. Refer to the links and for more details. Then lower the seat down as low as it will go, and slide the seat fully rearwards to allow access to the two front 12 point bolts and remove the bolts.
Slide the seat all the way forwards to get access to the two rear 12 point triple square, spline bolts per seat on the front seat rail. Is that you by any chance? Disconnect the battery negative terminal 10mm. I was worried I might break them - so I used long nose pliers to lever them up after I had lifted them a little bit. When satisfied of correct seat fitment, torque tighten the triple square bolts to 40 Newton. Disconnect the seat electrical connector plugs under the seats.
Remember to squeeze out 2 flexible clips shown here yellow dots. If necessary, loosen each bolt by half turn to ensure seat rail lock synchronisation. Plate is on in the normal place, i'll get updated pics on when i can. One has a lever in the middle that has to be pressed to release the plug, two have slider locks that have to be pressed down, and one has a hook in the middle that has to be pulled back. The white arrow below left shows the white slider that has to be pressed down to release the plug - with the socket remaining in the car upon disconnection.
Preferably pulling on these areas red dots. Then raise the seat bottom as high as it will go. Below is a picture of the passenger right side with the electrical plugs removed. Haha ah right, I'm sure the guys will appreciate it lol That's good about the plate then, is it mounted in the normal place? If anyone could help that would be spot on. And in case you ever do bump into my dad, his name is Phil lol I think Phil served me on thursday. Would you say allow 4 hours plus? Hope that helps someone else.