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How to Remove Front Lower Grille 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

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How to Remove Front Lower Grille 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2019-06-19

Check out this video and you can learn how to remove and replace the lower grille on your 07-10 Hyundai Elantra. 1A Auto shows you how!

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Bumper Cover
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts securing the air collector
    • Remove the air collector
    • Remove the two plastic retaining pins from each end of the bumper cover and grille
    • Remove the 7 mm screw from each corner of the bumper securing it to the fender
    • Disconnect the electrical connector from each of the two fog light sockets
    • Remove the plastic retaining pins along the bottom of the bumper securing underbody trim (some pieces appear to be missing from the example vehicle in this video)
    • Pull the bumper cover away from the fender and underneath the headlights to remove it from locking tabs on each side
    • Remove the bumper cover
  2. step 2 :Removing the Lower Grille
    • On each side, remove the top Phillips screw that secures both the fog light housing and the grille, and the lower Phillips screw
    • Remove the three additional Phillips screws securing the fog light housing on each side, and remove the fog light housings
    • Remove the additional Phillips screw at each top corner of the lower grille that is obscured by the fog light housing
    • Disengage the locking tabs along the top and bottom of the lower grille to remove it
  3. step 3 :Installing the Lower Grille
    • Lock the lower grille into the locking tabs to set it in place
    • Reinstall the top and bottom Phillips screw on each side of the lower grille
    • Reinstall the fog light housing on each side with the four Phillips screws
  4. step 4 :Installing the Front Bumper Cover
    • Seat the bumper cover in position carefully
    • Push the edge of the bumper cover into the locking tabs along the fender and underneath the headlight on each side
    • Reinstall the two push pin retainers at the top of each side of the bumper and grille
    • Reconnect the air collector to the two air ducts
    • Secure the air collector with the two 10 mm bolts
    • Reinstall the 7 mm screw on each corner of the bumper cover securing it to the fender
    • Reconnect the electrical connector to each of the two fog light sockets
    • Reinstall the push pin retainers along the bottom of the bumper securing the under body trim

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Plastic Fastener Remover

Installation Video
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Hey friends, it's Len here at 1A Auto. Today I'm working on a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I'm going to show you how to take off the bottom grill on the front bumper. It can be a fairly easy job. I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need any parts or instructional videos, you can always check us out 1aauto.com. Thanks.

Okay, so here we go. We're going to go ahead and we're going to take out this bolt right here. There should be one right there. It's broken. That happens. Anyway we're going to use a 10 millimeter on this particular application. Turn it to the left, counterclockwise so we can remove it. There it is. Super long for no apparent reason. Put that aside. Grab this, put this unit aside. Cool. All right, so now we can see we've got a couple of little push clips here. They just kind of go along over this way and everything. So all we're going to do, I'm going to use two tools. I've got a Phillips-head, I'm going to use it, turn to the left. This is going to start lifting this up for me. Once it gets up enough, I can get my screwdriver under there and then I should be able to just pop it right up. Nothing ever works on video. Come on.

There it is. So when this is pushed in, it spreads all those legs and holds it in. Okay. So I'll just remove all these. Here we are. Last one. Just going to give this a little wiggle, see if we can get it to move around. It seems like it's coming off pretty well. Perfect. Let's bring the vehicle up a little bit and we'll start taking apart anything that might be coming from the wheel well just in case there's any holding it in there. And then along the bottom, and we should be able to pop this puppy right off.

So right here there's a small bolt that comes through this and then up into the fender. Okay. So I'm just going to go ahead and remove that. There it is. I'm going to do the same on the other side of the vehicle and then we'll continue bringing the vehicle up. Okay, so up in here we have our fog lamp assemblies, right. If you wanted to take this wiring harness off of it, all you're going to do, this is a little squeeze tab right here. There's one located right on the other side. We're just going to grab them, squeeze them, give it a little tug, pull it down. I'm going to give that a try. Let's see. Here we are. We'll take a look at the harness here. Make sure there's no funny colors, no rust or rainbow colors. Everything looks pretty great. We'll set this aside. We'll go over, do the same thing to the other side of the vehicle. See if I can get. Give those a squeeze hopefully. Pull it down. Take a peak. It looks pretty clean. That looks great to me. Now we'll move along.

So I'm just going to pull out the clips that are down along the bottom here. Your vehicle may have them going all the way around. This one's missing a whole bunch, so it is what it is. But basically you just want to make sure that you have anything that's holding your bumper cover to anything else like the wheel well. You got another clip right here. So I'll grab this one. You want to make sure you have all those out, okay. So if yours has two, take out two, if yours has 20 of them holding it together, well sorry for you, but we'll keep moving here. All right, I'll put this last one aside. We'll bring the vehicle back down and we'll start going from the top. Start taking this puppy off. Okay, so we've got all the bumper cover taken apart as much as we can. Now it's time to just a grip it and give it a little tug. Here we go.

Seems like it's sticking anywhere, just trying to lift it. And there we are. Now we've removed our bumper cover. All right, so we're just going to take out some screws here. They're just plain old Phillips-heads. That out of there. This one. Let's move along. We've got one right here, okay. All right. Just got to take out one of these fog lamps for now though. We'll go with this one. Come on. There we are. See if we can get this puppy moving now. Just follow the clips along here. Okay, there we are.

Okay, so behind your fog lamp here, right, assuming this is where it is, that bolt that we just took off the corner. There's going to be another screw right there, and then the same thing on the other side where the fog lamp is, there's a screw. Ours, both of them were broken, so it's really not that big of a deal for me. But for you, you'd want to take out both of them and take out those screws, okay. So there it is. Easy peasy.

Here we go. We've got our little clips, right. They come all the way around. We're just going to try and press all those into these little slots. If we can get it latched in, I'm just going to reach around from the back of here. See if I can squeeze it in. Where's that bottom one? Come on. Just got to get everything maneuvered just right. There we go. That one in there. Okay. Same thing here. Okay. Looking pretty good. So once you get them lined up, just slide them right in. Perfect. Now that we've got all the clips in, let's go ahead and put it in our fog lamps. I mean, if you had those screws, obviously you'd want to put those in first. But for me, like I said, the piece was broken. So for me it's not really a big deal. You can put in these down here if you wanted to too now. It doesn't really matter. You can do them later. Just want to make sure you don't have any extra parts at the end, okay. Let's see if I can get it lined up. Okay.

Do the same to the other side. So here we go. We'll get our fog lamp back in. Got a little piton there and one right there, okay. So we're just going to try to line up the holes. That's what those are for. They're supposed to show us where the fog lamp needs to be. I'm just going to start the bottom one in a little bit and then we'll move along to all the rest of them. I'm not going to tighten it up fully until I get them all started at least. There we are. That one up in there. Yup, that's good. Get my tool in here. There it is. We'll do the same to the other fog lamp. We'll move along.

So here we go. Let's get our bumper cover up close to the car. Going to be careful for any paint. You don't want to scratch up any paint. Okay, get it so it's sitting up here. Just going to come along the side. There's a little lip right along the bumper cover. Needs to go up in here. Okay. So whatever you got to do to make it happen, I just grab into where the grill is, give it a little tug, wiggle it. There we are. Give a little bonk, bonk, bonk. Screw that in. Same thing on the other side. Screw this side in. Cool. All right, let's grab some screws and some push pins. We'll move along.

We've got our little push clips. I'm just going to start them in here. You're just pushing the center. Okay. Do the same for all these. Nice. All right, so now let's reinstall this right here. We've got a little air duct hole here, one there. Had a little air duct there and one there. So we'll just line those two up. Start with the rearward facing one first, slide it in and grab the bottom one, and we'll just line this up with the holes right here. Start this right in using a 10 millimeter, tighten it up. It's just rubber there so we don't need to go too much tighter than that. This one's already broken, so let's go ahead and move underneath. We'll move along.

We've got our little screw. It's going to go right up in the corner of this bumper, right under there. Okay. Take it, line it up with the hole here. Might have to wiggle it around. There it is. Let me get this on there. There we are. Perfect. That pressed in there. We'll do the same to the other side of the bumper and we'll bring it up and continue on the bottom.

We've got our wiring harness for our fog lamp. You'll notice it's got a little notch out of it in the fog lamp bulb itself. Has a little stud coming through, so I'm just going to line up the notch with the stud in the bulb and try to squeeze them together. Get that nice and latched, give a little tug. Feels good. We'll do the same to the other one. Find our notch. Here it is. It goes on the outside. Just get this lined up. Squeeze it up, and in here. There we are. Cool. We've got a couple of push clips. We'll go ahead and get those pushed in real quick. As you can tell, this thing's kind of busted up under here. It's missing a whole bunch of parts. Yours may or may not have any of this. Who knows. There we are. Go with the assumption that they're all going across here and it looks beautiful. Okay. Great job, everybody.

Speaker 2: Thanks for watching. Visit 1aauto.com, your place for DIY auto repairs, for great parts, great service, and more content.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Plastic Fastener Remover


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