(HON-1153) Honda Civic MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(HON-1153) Honda Civic MX Series Upper Grille

Products : HON1153B , HON1153S

Install Step #1:
Our Project Civic SI in need of a GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
Remove the plastic fastners along the top of the bumper top trim panel as shown.
Install Step #3:
Remove top trim panel.
Install Step #4:
Remove the two Torx bolts located on the right & left side of the front grille.
Install Step #5:
Remove the plastic clips located on the bottom side of the upper grille.
Install Step #6:
From the backside of the upper grille remove the small philips screws located on the right & left side.
Install Step #7:
Paint the top edge of the bumper cover using flat black spray paint. Also painting the front side of the radiator flat black will give the best final appearance.
Install Step #8:
The center plastic section of the factory grille will need to be cut out.
Install Step #9:
The two recommended tools for this project are 1. Air body saw 2. Angled disc grinder These tools are available at www.harborfreight.com
Install Step #10:
Using the air saw remove factory center section as shown.
Install Step #11:
Using a set of needle nosepliers helps getting the cut plastic apart.
Install Step #12:
Removing factory grille center.
Install Step #13:
Here is the grille shell with the factory center removed. The next step is to grind down the cut area.
Install Step #14:
Using the angle grinder smooth out the cut area as shown.
Install Step #15:
Place grille insert into grille shell as shown.While holding grille insert in place mark mounting tab center hole locations.
Install Step #16:
Drill holes for mounting screws using 3/16 inch drill bit. For the best results paint area behind grille insert using flat black spray paint.
Install Step #17:
Fasten grille insert with supplied hardware.
Install Step #18:
Reinstall grille shell onto vehicle.
Install Step #19:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #20:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #21:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #22:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #23:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #24:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #25:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #26:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #27:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #28:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #29:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #30:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #31:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #32:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #33:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.
Install Step #34:
GrillCraft Project Civic SI shown here with upper and lower MX-Series mesh grilles installed. The factory grille shell has been painted to match vehicle color.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2011 Honda Civic DX N / A
2011 Honda Civic DX N / A
2011 Honda Civic EX N / A
2011 Honda Civic EX N / A
2011 Honda Civic EX-L N / A
2011 Honda Civic EX-L N / A
2011 Honda Civic LX N / A
2011 Honda Civic LX N / A
2011 Honda Civic Si N / A
2011 Honda Civic Si N / A
2010 Honda Civic DX N / A
2010 Honda Civic DX N / A
2010 Honda Civic EX N / A
2010 Honda Civic EX N / A
2010 Honda Civic LX N / A
2010 Honda Civic LX N / A
2010 Honda Civic Si N / A
2010 Honda Civic Si N / A
2009 Honda Civic DX N / A
2009 Honda Civic DX N / A
2009 Honda Civic EX N / A
2009 Honda Civic EX N / A
2009 Honda Civic LX N / A
2009 Honda Civic LX N / A
2009 Honda Civic Si N / A
2009 Honda Civic Si N / A