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How to install a RTR Grille on your 2015-2016 Mustang

Installation Time

2 hours

Tools Required
  • Ratchet
  • Flat Screw Driver
  • 5.5, 7, 8mm Sockets
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Step 1:

Jack the vehicle up and support the front end with jack stands.

Step 2:

Remove the 8 clips securing the plastic radiator cover to the support and remove it from the vehicle.

Step 3:

Remove the 8 bolts securing the bumper cover to the rad support.

Step 4:

Support the front of the car so you can access the bumper splash shield. **Note there are two versions of the splash shield. Both are attached to similar locations.

Step 5:

On each side of the bumper, remove the plastic clips holding the fender liner to the 

Step 6:

Fold back the fender liner so that you can access the one 8mm bolt that holds the bumper to the fender. **Note: This bolt is tricky, it may help to remove the wheel for better access.

Step 7:

With the splash shield removed, you can access the back plugs for the turn signals and fog lights.

Step 8:

Once the bumper cover is ready to remove, using firm pressure pull the edge of the bumper to pop it from the clips. Have a helper support one side so that you don’t scratch the paint. Slowly remove the bumper and support it on a soft non-abrasive surface.

Step 9:

Begin by removing the plastic bumper brace. Gently bend tabs as needed to remove support.

Step 10:

Next you will remove the factory grille by manipulating the tabs so that you can pull the grille away from the bumper cover. **Note: this can be a little tricky; take your time.

Step 11:

Remove the lower grille the same way you removed the upper. **Note: the lower grille can be tricky; take your time. 

Step 12:

Install the RTR grille in the reverse order. 

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