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Hi, does anyone have a link to a video that shows how to remove the grill step by step? I have a SLK 200 2012.
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This shows bumper removal:
I would think removal of the grill would be fairly obvious once the bumper is off. Others have recently swapped grills so will doubtless advise later.
 

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This shows bumper removal:
I would think removal of the grill would be fairly obvious once the bumper is off. Others have recently swapped grills so will doubtless advise later.
Thanks!
Looking forward to hear from others as well and if it's possible to do it without raising the car on a lift.
 

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Thanks!
Looking forward to hear from others as well and if it's possible to do it without raising the car on a lift.
Read back on this thread and you will get a lot of info on DIYs as well as shop-installs to guide you.

Good luck. And don't forget to post the pic when installed.
 

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It has been 11 days since I returned the all-black grill to CKS Performance, but it appears to be stuck somewhere between Heathrow Airport and Watford since last Saturday March 21st. I have called USPS but cannot get thru to a live human being, and with the UK in lock down, not sure what to do or how long this "In Transit" package message tracking will last. I reached out to CKS and they confirmed they have NOT received the package as of Friday the 27th.

Frustrating as hell...
 

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Probably going to be a long wait. Better just re-install the original for now.
 
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It has been 11 days since I returned the all-black grill to CKS Performance, but it appears to be stuck somewhere between Heathrow Airport and Watford since last Saturday March 21st. I have called USPS but cannot get thru to a live human being, and with the UK in lock down, not sure what to do or how long this "In Transit" package message tracking will last. I reached out to CKS and they confirmed they have NOT received the package as of Friday the 27th.

Frustrating as hell...
Hopefully it will get there soon and CKS will ship the replacement. In other grille news, yesterday I reverted to a chrome front star by removing the plastidip as I was detailing the entire front end.

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Looks good Col BUT I wish they made it smaller.
 

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Super Moderator 2013 SLK350
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@Col that silver star in the middle of the all-black grill looks really nice and elegant (y)

@LeonardoDaBenz I still have my current diamond grill installed...
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After you’ve received and fitted the new grille I hope you don’t decide you preferred the Diamond grille after all.:D
Nah... I want it to look exactly like this one
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It took me awhile to come to this swap decision..... the diamond grille is a great upgrade from stock IMHO, but the panamericana grill takes it up another notch, and I understand why MB chose it as its new flagship AMG grill...
 
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The Saga Continues....

This AM I received a letter from CKS they received from UK Customs, claiming I owe another $85 before they will release the grille package.... grrrrrrrrrr..... what a mess....

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I guess they want reimbursement from you for them having to "import" that grill you sent back (that they had to pay to get
it in-country). Must be some exclusion for returns you would think?
 

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I guess they want reimbursement from you for them having to "import" that grill you sent back (that they had to pay to get
it in-country). Must be some exclusion for returns you would think?
Trying to get this over, so I can move on...

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It is here. Finally.

And what a beaut it is!!!

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I did a quick prop to see how it will look on the car, and let us just say, I cannot wait to have it installed.
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Current diamond grille isn't bad, but compared to the above, it is meh... that's why I am excited about the new grill. The wait (and cost) to get the right one is well worth it, and glad I did return the all-black...
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Installed tonight...

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If anyone wants my diamond grille it is FREE to you, just pay for the cost of shipping and its all yours. Send me a PM.
 
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