Radiator grille panel - removal and refitting

Models up to 1987
1 With the bonnet raised, remove the four grille panel securing screws from the top of the front panel.

2 Lift the grille panel from its lower mounting bushes, and withdraw it from the vehicle.

3 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the lower mounting lugs are correctly located in their bushes.

Models from 1987
4 With the bonnet raised, remove the two grille panel securing screws from the front face of the panel.

5 Release the upper and lower grille retaining clips, and withdraw the grille panel from the vehicle (see illustrations).

32.5a Radiator grille panel upper retaining clip - models from 1987
32.5a Radiator grille panel upper retaining clip - models from 1987

32.5b Radiator grille panel lower retaining clip - models from 1987
32.5b Radiator grille panel lower retaining clip - models from 1987

6 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but align the grille panel carefully before tightening the securing screws.

Models from 1990
7 With the bonnet raised, remove the two securing screws from the top of the grille panel.

8 Slide the panel towards the driver’s side of the vehicle, then pull the panel forwards to release the retaining clips (see illustration).

32.8 Removing the later type front grille
32.8 Removing the later type front grille panel

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

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