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Greetings.

I would like to temporarily remove one of my front grilles (2000 Z3 Roadster). Can anyone provide a best practice for this? Tools, if any, required?

Thanks in advance.

-Scotty
 

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Best way: large RUBBER mallet.

Smack the grill with a single, but firm blow in the center of the grill opening.

Keep the face of the hammer as sqaure as you can to the backside of the grill bars (flattest part of the hammer to lie on the flattest part of the bars).
 

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I guess I should also point out, that you need to keep your free hand on the front side of the grill to keep it from flying arcoss the garage.

Probably shouldn'd wrap your fingers around the bars either...
 

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Thanks, Randy. I appreciate it. Going to pickup a rubber mallet.

Is the mallet necessary for re-installation...or should it be done by hand?

-Scotty
 

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I wrapped a towel around my hand and literally "punched" it out. Broke a small clip but nothing serious enough to prevent it from staying in when I put it back.
 
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