Complete the look of your car's front end with a cool nose panel. This accent gives a break from the simple finish of the bumper cover, and radiator grills. With different designs available per model, you can make your ride more unique. Doing the installation is an easy job, whether you need to replace faded, torn, panels, or just want to have a new nose for your car.
Difficulty level: Easy
- Screwdriver set
- Socket set
- Wrench set
- Replacement nose panel
Step 1: Park your car on a properly lighted area like a garage, or outdoors under the sun. Turn off the engine and disconnect the battery to avoid accidental shocks.
Step 2: Go to the front of the car to see your front bumper, and nose panel. Take off the headlights, bumper, radiator cowl, and any other removable attachments on the front.
Step 3: Taking the panel off is a matter of removing locks located on the different parts of the bumper. Depending on your car model, there can be between two up to 20 screws and bolts to remove. Here are some places we suggest you can check: fender area, wheel well area, on the sides of the radiator, and on the radiator mount itself. There may be some in other areas, so make sure you search the whole panel well. Lightly pull the panel to see if there are parts that don't seem to loosen. Keep all the screws removed in a safe place. Some, or all, of these will still be used for your new panels.
Step 4: Once all screws are off, carefully take out the old panel. Make sure you don't scratch or break any other part of the car while doing this. There are other delicate parts in this area of the vehicle too costly to damage.
Step 5: Get your new nose panel. Familiarize yourself with where the holes for screws and bolts are to help you with the installation. Place it on the mounting, and do a test fitting. If you are satisfied with the panel's placement, you can now proceed with returning the securing screws and bolts.
Step 6: With the nose panel secure, return the bumper, headlights, and other accessories removed from step one.
Step 7: Reconnect the battery to finish the repair.
Depending on the placement of the screws, the repair will mostly take about 2 hours.