Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Grille

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cirrus

See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Open and support the hood.
  2.  
  3. Remove the plastic push-in fasteners and remove the front wheel housing splash shields.
  4.  
  5. Remove the push-in fasteners securing the bottom of the fascia to the radiator closure panel.
  6.  
  7. If equipped, disengage the fog lamp wiring connectors.
  8.  
  9. Remove the push-in fasteners securing the fascia to the front fenders.
  10.  
  11. Disengage the fascia from the hooks on the bottom of the front fenders and remove it from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Using a drill, remove the grille-to-fascia rivets.
  14.  
  15. Remove the grille.
  16.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front fascia removal-Cirrus



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Fig. Fig. 2: Grille assembly removal-Cirrus

To install:
  1. Place the grille in position on the fascia and secure with new rivets, or small nuts and bolts.
  2.  
  3. Place the fascia/grille assembly into position on the front of the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Engage the fascia onto the hooks at the bottom of the front fenders.
  6.  
  7. Install the push-in fasteners to secure the fascia to the front fenders.
  8.  
  9. If equipped, engage the fog lamp wiring connectors.
  10.  
  11. Install the push-in fasteners securing the bottom of the fascia to the radiator closure panel.
  12.  
  13. Install the front wheel housing splash shields and secure with the plastic push-in fasteners.
  14.  

Sebring Convertible

See Figure 3

  1. Release the hood latch, then open and support the hood on the prop rod.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws holding the grille to the headlamp adapter assembly.
  4.  
  5. Pull forward on the grille slightly and remove the clips securing grille to fascia.
  6.  
  7. Remove the grille from the vehicle.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 3: Grille assembly removal-Sebring convertible

To install:
  1. Place the grille into position on the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the clips securing the grille to the fascia.
  4.  
  5. Install the screws holding the grille to the headlamp adapter assembly.
  6.  
  7. Close the hood.
  8.  

1997-98 Sebring Coupe

See Figure 4

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the mounting screws and push-pin fasteners, then remove the inner fender wheelhouse splash shields.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front license plate bracket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front turn signal housings from the fascia assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front bumper center plate at the top of the fascia.
  10.  
  11. Remove the plastic retainer clips behind the top of the fascia.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front fascia assembly from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the grille-to-fascia mounting fasteners from behind the assembly.
  16.  
  17. Separate the grille from the fascia assembly.
  18.  



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Fig. Fig. 4: Front fascia and grille assembly-1997-98 Sebring coupe

To install:
  1. Place the grille into position on the fascia and secure with the mounting fasteners.
  2.  
  3. Place the front fascia assembly into position on the vehicle. Install and tighten the fascia assembly mounting fasteners.
  4.  
  5. Install the plastic retainer clips behind the top of the fascia.
  6.  
  7. Install the front bumper center plate at the top of the fascia.
  8.  
  9. Install the front turn signal housings to the fascia assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the front license plate bracket.
  12.  
  13. Install the inner fender wheelhouse splash shields and secure with mounting screws and push-pin fasteners.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
  16.  

 
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