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Old 03-30-2018, 07:05 PM
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how to replace grill on w212 facelift
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:55 AM
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how to replace grill on w212 facelift
Front bumper has to come off as i remember.
Not easy but if you know what you are doing. Its not hard.
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Old 03-31-2018, 08:19 AM
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It's not hard at all, I followed this video. May be slightly different on other cars but just be sure to use your original center bracket.

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Must be different designs.
On my 2014 E250 the grille was hold mostly by "shark teeth" straps that give you some adjustment before final bolting.
I remember that it took me a while to figure out how to pull the old straps out. Found small flat screwdriver that slid between the teeth and allow pulling them out.
I noticed that W212 have poor quality plastic. Several 4years old parts simply shatter in my fingers, so be careful.
Just like my 2008 model who is having some plastic clips reused from 30 years old W124, the newer cars still seem to suffer from global economy, where lot of MB parts are produced in former Eastern Block or even in China.
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It's not hard at all, I followed this video. May be slightly different on other cars but just be sure to use your original center bracket.

https://youtu.be/wxCAEPsRF_Q
That's not the W212 face-lifted version.
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Ive had a look at doing this too as i wanted to black out the grill, looks like bumper off job
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Again, on my 2014 car it was couple of securing bolts on top and the rest was just snap-on brackets. No bumper touching.
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