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The question was posed some time ago, though I don't recall in which section

Anyway, the crossbars on the R-Sport grilles are held in with 3 small Philips head screws, accessed from the back

If one wants to detail or vinyl wrap the bars, here you go.

Presumably removing them should give the same look as an S -- I can't see Jaguar keeping 2 extra part numbers for the grille sections.
 

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Can you post what the car looks like without these? Im curious if you can see the holes or if it looks OEM.
 

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Can you post what the car looks like without these? Im curious if you can see the holes or if it looks OEM.
I will once the weather warms up. Mine are still on the vehicle; these are some spares that I picked up recently.
 
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Hey Everybody ! If any of you R-Sport F-Pace owners in the Toronto area are MISSING your "lower grille cross bars" , I think I found your suspect !!! >:) :eek: >:) ;) >:)
 
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The question was posed some time ago, though I don't recall in which section

Anyway, the crossbars on the R-Sport grilles are held in with 3 small Philips head screws, accessed from the back

If one wants to detail or vinyl wrap the bars, here you go.

Presumably removing them should give the same look as an S -- I can't see Jaguar keeping 2 extra part numbers for the grille sections.

Thanks - I'd love to see pics as well. There's a hydrographics (the cool dip tank image transfer method) place near my house & I might want to do some modification to my cross bars when the cat arrives.
 

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I was just looking at this last night on my R-Sport. Only problem I see is the holes in the grill sections for the mounting screws to pass through. I'll take mine off this week and post some pics. Not sure if I want to dip them, wrap them, or leave them off.

One question on the S...are those grilles open or one solid piece. My R-Sport ones are solid (ie: not vented).
 

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I was just looking at this last night on my R-Sport. Only problem I see is the holes in the grill sections for the mounting screws to pass through. I'll take mine off this week and post some pics. Not sure if I want to dip them, wrap them, or leave them off.

One question on the S...are those grilles open or one solid piece. My R-Sport ones are solid (ie: not vented).
Here is a close up of mine. Vented, not seeing any evidence of mounting holes.
 

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Here is a close up of mine. Vented, not seeing any evidence of mounting holes.
You wouldn't have mouthing holes because yours is an S- no cross bars.
 

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To the OPs point about maybe levels share the same back piece. Think about it.
So, now we just need someone to post a picture of the same area on an R-Sport with the cross bar removed.
 

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I'll take mine off on Friday and post pics. The R-Sport grills are not vented, that's for sure, so it does look like there are separate part #s for that grille between the S and R-Sport. And I do expect there to be mounting holes based on the OP's pic of where the mounting bolts are for the cross-bar.
 

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I'll take mine off on Friday and post pics. The R-Sport grills are not vented, that's for sure, so it does look like there are separate part #s for that grille between the S and R-Sport. And I do expect there to be mounting holes based on the OP's pic of where the mounting bolts are for the cross-bar.
Please post directions on how to get access to the screws behind the grill too. It would be super helpful.
 

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Sorry, folks. The weather in MA didn't cooperate with this project over the weekend. I may try after work this week or on Friday again.

For getting to the screws, it looks like just have to remove a few screws from the front of the wheel well liner and move that out of the way. Turning the wheels is probably a good idea.
 

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I was able to "work from home" today and went out to mess around (Shhh..don't tell the VP I report to...). Good Gawd....these were not meant to be easily changed!

You need to have the wheel turned to get to the wheel well liner fasterners...there are 5 in there (2 phillip's screws on the front , two "push-in" expanding fasteners in the brake cooling duct, and one star-type nut on the engine side of the wheel well). Pics attached of driver's side

Under the front of the car there are 3 10mm bolts that need to be removed. They definitely put this thing together well.

Once you pull that back enough to work, you can see the rear side of that grille (and mine is definitely solid), but not the two bolts holding the crossbar on. The lateral outer one is somewhat visible, but you need to remove the grille to get to it. The inner one is obscured, with no way to get at it unless you remove the grille or the entire front bumper. I tried to figure out how to pop out that grille, but at the rsik of breaking something I stopped. Not worth it...yet.

On the photo of the back of the grille:
Yellow circles = areas where cross bar bolts should come through
White circles = clips that I believe you need to release to pop out the grille surround...looks like it's a separate piece from the rest of it but not 100% certain. There also appears to be at least one screw holding that in, can't remember if it was down in the 7 o-clock position or up at 11 o-clock.

I'm just going to try plastidipping mine black while they're on the car for now. Definitely not worth breaking anything trying to get these off unless I was going to replace them with S versions.
 

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Thanks for trying, Tony! I was hoping it would be simple as well. You have saved a lot of us time with your very detailed explanation, and it is much appreciated.
 

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My pleasure...I love to tinker, even on new cars. I haven't given up yet either. ;)
 

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Had anyone successfully removed the cross bar? If so do you mind posting a picture.

Thanks
DP
 
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