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How to upgrade the front grille on a Mercedes Benz.

How to Upgrade Mercedes Benz Front Hood Grille

How to upgrade the front grille on a Mercedes Benz.
How to upgrade the front grille on a Mercedes Benz.

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We will show you how easy it is to upgrade the front of your Mercedes Benz to look modern. These step by step directions will show you how to remove and replace the front hood grill assembly on a Mercedes Benz.  Let’s get to work because by now you are probably tired of the old style black grill, and can’t wait to upgrade  the grille to the chrome design, the mesh style or the AMG style Grille.

Wondering where to find a cool looking grill for your Mercedes Benz? We know where. We found some of the best looking Mercedes Benz grilles on Amazon,  see link below.

These instructions are shown on an ML but the steps are very similar on all Mercedes Benz cars. At the bottom of the page we have included some videos on how to replace the grill on a W204 and W164 Mercedes-Benz.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO UPDATE THE FRONT GRILL ON A MERCEDES BENZ

  • Step 1: Open the hood. Open the driver’s door and pull on the hood release. Mercedes_ML_w163_open hood
  • Step 2: Pull the hood release handle and lift the hood. Mercedes_ML_w163_front_grille_hood release
  • Step 3: Remove the spring shown in the picture. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz04
  • Step 4: Pull out the pin (shown in red in picture above) and remove the hood release handle.
    If you broke or need to replace the hood release handle now is a good time to do so. Here is a link to Amazon if you need a hood release pull release handle. 
  • Step 5 (optional): Do not accidentally close now that you removed the hood release handle. In case you do close the hood (like we did), you will need to get a wire hanger and use it to pull the hood release. See picture below. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz07
  • Step 6: Remove the screws on the back of the grille. Remove the grille from the hood. It comes right off once all the screws are out. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz03ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz10
  • Step 7: If your grille came with the Mercedes Benz star emblem logo, then don’t worry about this step. If it didn’t, you need it to remove it from the old grille. Just twist the star clockwise and it should come off. Install it by twisting it clockwise. You may also need to transfer over the clips that the screws fasten to. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz11
  • Step 8: Install the clips that you removed from the old grille on the new one. Then place the new grille on the hood. Make sure to put back all the screws. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz12
  • Step 9: Install the hood release handle by puthing it through the gille first and then installing the pin and the spring that you removed earlier. ml-class-front-grille-upgrade-mercedes-benz16
  • Step 10: You are done.  Congratulations!

VIDEOS: HOW TO REMOVE MERCEDES BENZ GRILL

Mercedes W204 C Class Coupe Saloon Sedan Estate Wagon C63 Style Sport Grille Fitting by CKS

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How to assemble the W204 C Class front grill.

How to install | remove your Front Grill on Mercedes w164 in Easy Steps

Hera are some cool looking grille kits for Mercedes Benz, with links to Amazon.
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