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Now that I officially have another dedicated spot in my shop here in Miami, I'm gonna start making some really cool custom Danko nose parts for the 2011 Dodge Charger!
You can see them in development on this thread:
http://www.chargerforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148312

Since I've got to disassemble the nose, I thought a lot of forum members out there would like to see exactly how to remove the Front fascia and headlight so here we go ~



1) Jack up car and place on jack stands and remove both front wheels.



2) Raise hood and pop off both plastic covers by gently pulling them upwards.



3) Using a flat screw driver, pull up the centers of the 4 plastic retainer rivets that hold the top of the front fascia on. A claw hammer helps to pull out stubborn Plastic rivets.



4) On the bottom of the fascia underneath the front of the car, remove the (6) small screws using a 7 mm or 9/32" socket.



5) Inside wheel well, remove the (3) plastic rivets around the brake cooling duct.



6) Next, remove the (3) plastic rivets holding the fascia to the wheel well liner.


7) Remove the (6) plastic rivets in the back of the liner.



8) remove (4) plastic rivets around the shock tower, and (2) on top in the center



9) Everything should be loose now, so peel out the plastic wheel well liner.



10) Using a 10mm socket, remove the bolt holding the fascia to the fender.



11) Repeat steps 5-10 on other side.



12) My car didn't, but If you have fog lights or other accessories, make sure to un-plug them as you are removing the fascia.

13) Grab the top rear corner of the fascia with both hands and carefully peel the fascia back and away from the car. You will hear clicking sounds as the fascia un-snaps away from the retaining bracket that is bolted to the fender. Do the same to the other side as well.





14) To remove nose, carefully pull entire fascia away from car and you done! To remove the headlights, Continue with the next 7 steps.

 

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We are now going to remove the headlights:

15) Using a T-27 Torx head (6-point) driver, remove all (4) Torx screws, (2) on top and (2) on the bottom of each headlight. A long extension and a ratchet is pretty handy here.





16) You should now be able to slide the headlight out of it's perch and flip it over. Here is a picture of the back of the headlight.



17) Both of the outer bulbs come out easily with a counter clockwise 1/4 turn to the left.



18) The center one is more challenging. Start by pulling out and unclipping the center plug fom the headlight.



19) Pull out the white plastic retainer clip by depressing the center hook and prying off with a flat screw driver.



20) Separate the 2 plug halves by depressing the tab inside the plug and pulling apart.



21) Here you can see the tab you are shooting for. Your headlights are now disconnected. Make sure not to loose the white plastic clip!

 

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Nice to see it already comes with removable plastic rivets, and that there's no ugly air-silencer box stuffed in there! :bigthumb:

Almost looks like they expect people to change that nose! :sneaky:
 

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Thank you for the write up kind sir. For those of us that want to paint our chrome grills, could you tell us how it is fastened to the fascia? I'm trying to figure out how to get it off with out removing the entire fascia.

Thank you.

Eddie
 

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Thank you for the write up kind sir. For those of us that want to paint our chrome grills, could you tell us how it is fastened to the fascia? I'm trying to figure out how to get it off with out removing the entire fascia.

Thank you.

Eddie
The grille is held in by flat snap-in tabs all around the edge plus 4 Phillips screws. There are all kinds of plastic accessories behind there that fasten together over and into the grille and fascia, like the bumper support, fascia upper support and honeycomb mesh units and they are all clad together in an unusual way so I don't think you can get it out without removing the nose and unfortunately, it's kinda late for me to try it on this car...
 

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Mo, nice write up!
 

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Thanks for the how to :) just used it to install my Oracle v2 RGB Lightbar. Turned out really good. Absolutely Love the open crosshairs on the SRT. :) I wouldn't install it if I had to put it in the lower grill.

 
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