(SUB1739B-XE2) Subaru Impreza Upper XE-Series LED Grille Kit Installation Details

(SUB1739B-XE2) Subaru Impreza Upper XE-Series LED Grille Kit

Products : SUB1739B-XE2

Install Step #1:
Our Project Subaru Impreza Needing a GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
To perform the install you'll need to remove the bumper from the vehicle. Start by removing the 10mm bolts and Plastic Clips holding the upper part of the bumper.
Install Step #3:
Once the bolts and clips are removed, the metal reinforcement bar comes right off.
Install Step #4:
In the wheel-wells, you'll need to remove the upper clip holding the bumper by pushing the center of the clip inward.
Install Step #5:
Once the center is pushed in, will the clip come out.
Install Step #6:
Underneath the bumper, remove the clips holding the bumper cover to the lower plastics.
Install Step #7:
Once all hardware is removed, you can unclip the bumper from the vehicle by pulling towards you from the wheel-well as well as underneath the bumper.
Install Step #8:
Disconnect the bumper-lights by pushing the center-tab inward.
Install Step #9:
The bumper should be fully detached from the vehicle
Install Step #10:
You'll need to remove the upper grille shell from the bumper by unscrewing the Phillips screws along the perimeter.
Install Step #11:
Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the clips holding the grille shell in place.
Install Step #12:
Once all removed, the grille shell will come right out from the front of the bumper.
Install Step #13:
Place your new mesh insert into the bumper opening. Using a sharp scribe tool, mark the locations of the mounting tabs through the grille.
Install Step #14:
Use a 3/16" drill bit to make the necessary mounting holes.
Install Step #15:
We recommend painting the area behind the grille BLACK to give a clean, professional installation. To do this trace the back of the grille and tape it off in preparation for painting.
Install Step #16:
Another view of the taped section.
Install Step #17:
Another view of the taped section.
Install Step #18:
Once painted the bumper should look like shown.
Install Step #19:
Another view of the painted section.
Install Step #20:
Another view of the painted section.
Install Step #21:
Locate the included hardware
Install Step #22:
On the bottom tab of the grille, attach the provided U-Clip. Smooth side faces downward.
Install Step #23:
The top tab utilizes the 1" Hex Screw and mounts through the upper plactic reinforcement on the bumper.
Install Step #24:
The side tabs attach as shown with the flat-nuts opposite to the hex-screw.
Install Step #25:
To install the XE-Series LED Light into the grille, mount the included bracket as shown with the included Allen bolts.
Install Step #26:
Then mount the light to the grille with the included 13mm Nut, Bolt, and Washers.
Install Step #27:
Optional: Using the alignment shims provided will allow you to adjust the light further downward, simply mount them between the light and grille, then tighten.
Install Step #28:
To install the wiring harness you'll need to remove the driver side sill cover plate, pulling up on the piece will unclip it from the vehicle.
Install Step #29:
Remove the driver kick panel, it's held in by one nut near the clutch/brake pedal, then pull to unclip it.
Install Step #30:
With the driverside front wheel removed, remove the clips and hardware fastening the splash shield to the vehicle and pull it back to access the electrical pass-through grommet.
Install Step #31:
Here you can see the grommet to pass the switch wiring through. Cut a small opening in the grommet to pass the harness wires through.
Install Step #32:
If you remove the wiring connectors for the switch, refer to this image to place the wires back in their correct position.
Install Step #33:
We chose to mount the relay out of sight in between the driverside fender and fender mount.
Install Step #34:
Tuck the wires behind the relay and secure the relay using the factory fender hardware.
Install Step #35:
We mounted our switch on the left side console, from behind the console remove the single Phillips screw securing it and use a plastic pry tool to unclip it from the dash.
Install Step #36:
Drill a 3/4" hole to mount the switch.
Install Step #37:
Connect the lights and battery leads to the harness, then reinstall all parts removed.
Install Step #38:
Our finished Subaru WRX STI featuring our XE-Series LED Grille.
Install Step #39:
Our finished Subaru WRX STI featuring our XE-Series LED Grille.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2017 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2017 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2017 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A
2016 Subaru WRX STI Series.HyperBlue N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Limited N / A
2015 Subaru WRX Premium N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Base N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Launch Edition N / A
2015 Subaru WRX STI Limited N / A