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Hello all!

So I decided I would pop in my new service flap locking mechanism. You know the 4 plastic parts that hold the flap down? Anyway, I stopped after 30 seconds, because it looks like I have to take the front cover off to install these. Can anyone confirm?

Any vids on how to install new locking tabs?

Thanks in advance.
 

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It is posssible to remove the front grill and replace the latches You would have to use a butter knife to release the clips and pull the front grill out.


once the grill is out, you can replace the hood latches. Found this after I removed the front end to replace latches on a car.
 

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Ok, I'll try it this Weekend. If I get someone to hold the camera I will make a vid of the clip install to possible help others. It doesn't seem to be a vid around. Thank you.


It is posssible to remove the front grill and replace the latches You would have to use a butter knife to release the clips and pull the front grill out.

451 smart easy front grill removal - YouTube

once the grill is out, you can replace the hood latches. Found this after I removed the front end to replace latches on a car.
 

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Fyi you can get cheap butter knives at the Goodwill...

me: dear I need to borrow a butter knife
wife: why?
me: I need to remove the grill on my car
wife: why?
me: to fix something
wife: what?
me: it's something that broke
wife: what?
me: a little clip
wife: what little clip?
me: one that holds the service cover
wife: oh
me: so then it's ok?
wife: NO!
 
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