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HELLO EVERYONE :)
I just want to say thank you in advance to whoever can help!!

I PROMISE im not screaming at y'all.... but I am going crazy, literally....

I bought a custom aftermarket grille for my 2017 smart 453 CABRiO...

only issue is it doesn't come with a manual, and I have no idea how to remove the old grille and replace it with the new one... makes sense in theory.. but it=n reality its a #nightmare

Mainly, there is one screw that is screwing my life its not a Phillips, but close a deep hole with 3 lines to the sides like a Benz sign. nobody seems to have to anywhere I even looked online... if anyone knows what its called or when I can get it PLEASE lmk asapppp!!!

P.S: I called Benz they said they don't sell parts, and won't tell me its name :)
 

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Is it plastic? Could it be the "pin rivet" or "fender retainer"? Usually, one will remove the center "pin" and then pull the remaining piece out.
 

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I have to correct myself. Looks like you should drill it out and replace it with another plastic rivet.
I found the following instructions in "Blue Ox BX2004 installation manual"

Using a 1/4” drill bit, drill out the rivet at the upper corner of the fascia by the headlight.
Do this on both sides of the vehicle.
Do not enlarge the hole any more than required to remove the rivet
 
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