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Diamond grille

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Big Gordy, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Big Gordy

    Big Gordy Senior Member

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    Hi guys
    I bought a diamond grill from China to swap onto my E220 coupe 2016. Any instructions how to remove old grille without damage just in case would be terrific.
     
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    Funny that - I really dislike the diamond grille on my car - wish I could get the Pan America design like they have on the AMG GTs
     
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    Really easy to remove, couple of bolts and the rest clips in, plenty of tutorials on YouTube.
     
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    Big Gordy

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    It’s the later model from the one in your picture. It’s facelift I think. My last car was a e350 on a ten plate was easy to remove. Not really had a chance to give this one a good look. Any links to tutorials
     
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    I would imagine it’s probably not a lot different to your 10 plate.
     
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    Looks different but I’ll have s go and see. Just don’t want to do any damage in case I have to go back to original grille
     
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    Would not the new grille have holes, clips, lugs and recesses where it attaches to the car you can marry up for a clue?? :geek::rolleyes::D:eek:
     
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    Good one Keefysher I never thought of that. And I’m an engineer
    shame on me
     
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    How do you find the 220, after having a 350 ?
     
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    A bit slower obviously but I’m travelling 54 miles every day to work and as long as I keep the head I can get 60mpg. This one has more toys being premier plus. All in I just love Mercedes. It’s my 6th
     
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    Grille changed. It was fairly easy. Take top section off then loosen support bracket then use a plastic trim removal tool to easy everything off. 30mins old one off new one on
     
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    Pics? Before and after. :D
     
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    I will take some pics before and after at weekend if weather settles.
    Got grille for £119 but had to pay £21.63 import duty to customs thru post office. I think it looks the business
     
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    Here a pic before and after. Really simple to change, remove top assembly and loosen support bracket then ease the lugs out with plastic trim tool
     

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    Like it! Diamond grill definitely better. :D
     
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    Thanks SmartAmg I think it make a big difference
     
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    Do you have a front camera and radar behind the star? If so was there any issues in fitting?
     
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    that grille is Gorgeous! although it does not "follow" the rest of new Merc grilles, specifically speaking after the 2000.
     
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    I prefer the Panamericana grill as well...

    Pan America.jpg
     
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