For some reason I wanna do the same to mine but I don't know if the removal of the front bumper its required...now black that lower valance so the front end looks better! i'm doing mine tomorrow!
it is and it isn't. i took mine off so it was easier and i set it on my foldable sawhorses.The grill looks awesome! Since I have the same color I know how it might look now with the matte black grill.
For some reason I wanna do the same to mine but I don't know if the removal of the front bumper its required...
That sucks then because I don't want to start removing things on this car... I had an older car and didn't mind taking it apart however since the Sonata its my first brand new car I have, I'm worried if I take apart stuff it will not be the same so I guess to modify you gotta play...
My wife ordered it on Ebay.....$99 for the grill with the garnish!! and it is GREAT quality with really great fitment...Looks real good. Where did you order it from? I am looking to to do the same to mine.
That's the exact one I was looking at, thanks. I will be ordering soon.My wife ordered it on Ebay.....$99 for the grill with the garnish!! and it is GREAT quality with really great fitment...
It is a company in CA....comes packaged very well too!!!
Here is the link to their listing:
For 11 14 Hyundai Sonata Front Bumper Grille Black Horizontal Style Garnish | eBay
No need for the drill on the clips lol......that small screw drive is a must though!
You don't have to remove the bumper if you have a short phillips head screw driver....I will take a pic and get a short how to on here for you. there are 4 screws that hold the grille on that you can gently pull the front bumper forward on to get to them.....they require only about 10 turns to get the screws out, but it is a tight space!!
Look under the hood.....take the clips out along the top of the grill....remove the 2 bolts...10mm I think....near the headlight on the top of the bumper. The bumper has 2 little holes where the knotch in the front end hold it in place in addition....a slight lift and pull forward will release it.......now pry forward and reach in to get the screws out with the short driver. It is REALLY easy!!
The Garnish is a 5 minute thing. There are 6 nuts and one clip. The clip us dead center......get the nuts removed and then push each sire of the clip with a small flathead screwdriver while gently pushing it out.....pull the entire garnish up and it is done......pop on the new on which has the small weatherstripping on it and you are all set!!
I will still try and get you pics of what and where by this weekend!!