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2008 Chevy Equinox Grill Replacement

Im trying to replace the grill on the front of my 2008 Chevy Equinox. I think that I am going to have to remove the bumper in order to do it. I thought I would look into it a little more to see if there is another way. Thanks.

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Yes, removing the bumper cover is not a real big deal.

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