The SVE Bullitt style grille features a chrome finish bezel that is similar to the chrome surround on the 1968 Mustang grille opening seen in the movie. This helps to define the grille opening so it's not just a black hole. The signature honeycomb design fills out the rest of the grille for a clean, factory look. This grille was also used on the 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet!
Mustang Fitment: 2005 (05), 2006 (06), 2007 (07), 2008 (08), 2009 (09)
This simple installation only requires a few hand tools. Check out the needed tool list below.
- 10mm socket with nut driver or ratchet
- Small flat-blade screwdriver
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Small Phillips-head screwdriver
- Friend to help lift the bumper off
05-09 Mustang Bumper Removal
Open your Mustang’s hood and have all tools ready.
Use the flat-blade screwdriver to remove the 6 plastic push pins that hold down the radiator cover to the car.
Remove the radiator cover and set aside.
Use the 10mm nut driver or socket to remove the two bolts on the outer edges of the S197 bumper.
Lift the tabs located between the headlight and grille assembly.
Turn the steering wheel to the right and remove the 3 Phillips head screws located on the left hand/drivers side of the Mustang splash shield. Remove the push pins from the splash shield as well at this time.
CAREFULLY pull the splash shield back and remove the three bolts that retain the bumper in place.
Repeat these steps for the passenger side of your S197 Mustang.
Pull down on the front bumper to release it from the vehicle.
Once free, CAREFULLY pull the bumper forward and remove all electrical connectors from the fog light and park lights.
Finally lift off and remove the front bumper from the car and set it aside. (Note) You may need a friend to help you out on the bumper removal, be careful with the bumper so you do not damage or scratch it.
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Bullitt Grille Installation- 05-09
To remove the factory grille, simply remove the tabs from the bumper. Set the bumper aside and wipe your bumper down with a water-less, wash based product.
Align the new SVE Bullitt style Grille with the tabs on the bumper and carefully begin snapping the tabs into the slots on the bumper.
Be sure before you re-install your bumper to zip tie your foglight connections.
Reverse the removal directions above to reinstall your bumper and new SVE Bullitt style Grille!