(SUB1745) Subaru Crosstrek Upper MX-Series Grille Kit Installation Details

(SUB1745) Subaru Crosstrek Upper MX-Series Grille Kit

Products : SUB1745B

Install Step #1:
Our Project Subaru Crosstrek ready for its new GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
To perform the install you'll need to remove the bumper from the vehicle. Start by removing the Plastic Clips securing the upper and lower parts of the bumper.
Install Step #3:
Use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the clips on top and underneath the bumper.
Install Step #4:
The round, notch-less clips securing the grille are removed the same way.
Install Step #5:
Underneath the bumper, remove the (2) 10mm bolts securing the bumper to the vehicle.
Install Step #6:
In the wheel-wells, you'll need to remove the upper clip securing the bumper by pushing the center of the clip inward.
Install Step #7:
Once all hardware is removed, you can unclip the bumper from the vehicle by pulling towards you from the wheel-well and from underneath the bumper.
Install Step #8:
Remove the (4) phillips screws securing the grille shell to the bumper, then unclip to remove.
Install Step #9:
Once removed, you'll need to cut the center portion of the grille shell to install your new insert. Using the new mesh insert as a guide, only cut the center, and not the outer shell. An air or electric powered saw or Dremel tool are recommended.
Install Step #10:
Once cut, the grille shell should look like so.
Install Step #11:
Place your new insert into the opening.
Install Step #12:
Mark the location of the mounting holes using a scribe tool and drill the necessary holes using a 3/16" drill bit.
Install Step #13:
Place your new grille insert back into the opening and fasten using the provided hardware.
Install Step #14:
For a professional installation, we recommend lightly painting the upper portion of the crash bar and the radiator black.
Install Step #15:
Reinstall the bumper and the installation is complete! Here we have our MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles shown in black.
Install Step #16:
Here we have our MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles shown in black.
Install Step #17:
Here we have our MX-Series Upper & Lower grilles shown in black.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2017 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2017 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2017 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Base N / A
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid N / A
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Touring N / A
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited N / A
2016 Subaru Crosstrek Premium N / A