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Does anyone have any experience with changing the chrome trim on the front bumper of a c-300? Body shop is telling me you have to drop the bumper to change it. Found replacement piece on eBay.

One of those concrete parking stops was higher than usual and I tapped one pretty good. These chrome trim pieces are actually plastic that are chrome plated.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have done it!!
It requires putting the car on ramps or a lift and removing the front splash pan, I believe there are 6 small screws holding on the 2 sections of the splash pan. That will give access to 2 plastic rivets that fasten the center piece, they are behind the grill. Once the rivets are removed, the center piece can be pulled off and then the side pieces.
There is also some plastic expation rivets, who has to be removed.
Then you can start prying and pushing/pulling the chrome off. It is quite a tricky job to remove the trim.Do not do it if you are in a hurry
 

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I have done it!!
It requires putting the car on ramps or a lift and removing the front splash pan, I believe there are 6 small screws holding on the 2 sections of the splash pan. That will give access to 2 plastic rivets that fasten the center piece, they are behind the grill. Once the rivets are removed, the center piece can be pulled off and then the side pieces.
There is also some plastic expation rivets, who has to be removed.
Then you can start prying and pushing/pulling the chrome off. It is quite a tricky job to remove the trim.Do not do it if you are in a hurry
Thanks. My parts should be delivered in a few days and i give it a try. There is nothing about this car that you can do in a hurry.
 
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