How do I remove the plastic grille?

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OurPathfinder
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How do I remove the plastic grille?

Postby OurPathfinder » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:51 pm

I'm sure there is a manual somewhere that shows really tiny little pictures of how to remove the stock pathfinder grille...

So is it just held in by plastic tabs? Or are there screws involved? Is this easy to do, or difficult? Thanks in advance!


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Postby LittleStevie » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:11 pm

This should answer your question. I've never done it personally, but others on the forum have and may offer some tips.
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Postby OurPathfinder » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:58 pm

Thank you Stevie! Much appreciated! Makes it easier for me to get behind the grille and add the stone guards for the radiator, transmission cooler, and mount the light bar for the driving lights. :)

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Postby bigriver » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:31 pm

when you reinstall, be sure to insert the side clips (#1 in the diagram) into the grill first. the place the grill back in the orginal location and pop those clips back into the mounting holes.

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Postby fatjim » Tue May 13, 2014 1:00 am

For later model Pathfinders the bottom two clips were replaced with 4 clips which simply need releasing by hand. they are spaced equally along the bottom of the grill and are released from the underside by pressing upwards on the tab.

Not sure when this changed, I guess with the new headlights. Definately this way on my 2013 R51.

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Postby HoneyMonster256 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:59 am

What is the best way to twist those clips do we do it from the front or the back, do we use a needle nose pliers or something else?

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Postby smj999smj » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:31 pm

They install from the back. I use my fingers. Spread the legs of the clips outward and push the square head of the clip through the grille and rotate 90 degrees. Squeeze together the legs of the clip until they snap into place.

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Postby HoneyMonster256 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:35 pm

So these clips are really making me mad, I cant even get to the bottom clips there has to be an easier way of getting them out. I can twist them from the front with needle nose pliars but i'm not getting anywhere. Does anyone have any photos to help guide me?

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Postby HoneyMonster256 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:50 am

Soo figured out an easier way to take the front grille off, take a screwdriver between the square pegs and twist, that will pop the clips rather than doing it from the back. Then to put the grille back on, pop the clips out then put them back in the grill and pop the grill back into place. sooo much easier.


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