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Removing the nose (front bumper/grill/etc) of an Element is fairly straightforward and simple. Follow the "official" instructions for fog light installation as provided by Honda (thanks H & A) or just figure it out as you go along.

It has been mentioned and discussed for a long time here on the EOC, but I figured ithe "project" needed its own thread.
Here are some pics and info to help guide you.

There are several pins or clips that hold the nose along the top by the radiator.

As mentioned in another thread, a paint can tool works great for this.







Leave two in place to hold the nose while you remove the rest of the fasteners.


The two "tricky" spots are mid way along the fender. Remove the screw (8mm hex tool) and then pull out on the fender a bit to slip the nose tab off the post.




Then there are four screws along the bottom (two on each side) and some more clips along the middle. The clips remove just like the top ones, the screws take a 10mm socket or wrench.



After all the clips and screws are removed simply slip the entire nose off. It takes a bit of wiggling, especially around the headlight and fender area.

Be sure to put it down on a blanket or something to prevent it from being scratched.


Reassembly is just a reversal of removal. I like to start with a few clips on the top to hold the nose while I work. Take your time around the fenders...it sometimes takes a good shove to fit the nose "inside" the fenders.

Good luck, and have fun!
 

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Very nice pics, very simple! good job.
 

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Bump. Is this thread sticky?? Cause it should be. This is a how a DIY should be, has simple steps and have pictures. Two thumbs up man.
 

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One suggestion, having pulled all the plastic this summer for access to the trans filter: If I recall properly, there's two sizes of screws, and so I hand threaded them ( a couple threads) into their proper holes after the plastic was set aside. Keeps mistakes at bay, and reminds you of how it all goes back together the next day.:)
 
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