Front Bottom Grill Damage

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Nevster81
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Post by Nevster81 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:55 am

Hi all,

Does anyone have a rough idea as to how much it will cost to repair a damaged bottom front grill on a ID3?

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Post by gailjon » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:15 am

I would start by getting a price for the part from dealer. I have found from owning (and damaging) several VAG cars that these types of trim pieces don't generally cost a lot and they are pretty much push fit. Main issue I see is the removal a refit of the parking sensors but, once again, these do tend to just be push fit. I reckon a Phillips head screwdriver and some patience could see you replacing it yourself with no real issues.
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Post by Tom Dickan-Harry » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:40 pm

I see you have the same collection of leaves behind the grille at the back as I do in mine. I'm wondering at what stage the whole grille becomes blocked!

Nevster81
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Post by Nevster81 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:58 pm

Ouch quoted £264.14 by VW dealer today! This may have to be a self-fit job me thinks.

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Post by Nevster81 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:59 pm

Tom Dickan-Harry wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:40 pm
I see you have the same collection of leaves behind the grille at the back as I do in mine. I'm wondering at what stage the whole grille becomes blocked!
Unfortaunatly, there is a fair bit of pheasant in there too :roll: so I am going to have to clean it all out by hand

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Post by Moog » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:31 pm

Try calling your local TPS - https://tps.trade/
Much cheaper than through a dealer, but still Genuine VW parts as they are part of VW. (They are officially trade only but I buy all the time over the counter)

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Post by Utumno » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:56 pm

Nevster81 wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:59 pm
Tom Dickan-Harry wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:40 pm
I see you have the same collection of leaves behind the grille at the back as I do in mine. I'm wondering at what stage the whole grille becomes blocked!
Unfortaunatly, there is a fair bit of pheasant in there too :roll: so I am going to have to clean it all out by hand

Ugh. Dumber than rabbits and a much bigger bill when you hit them. We have loads around here, normally pecking their own dumb reflections in our garden windows.
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Post by Cherry » Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:13 pm

Moog wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Try calling your local TPS - https://tps.trade/
Much cheaper than through a dealer, but still Genuine VW parts as they are part of VW. (They are officially trade only but I buy all the time over the counter)

Part number is 10a853677
My local TPS refused to let me buy an EGR for a Golf. I ended up doing a price match from AutoDoc and buying from Eurocarparts. It was £186 compared to a TPS price of c£500. Eurocar parts was initially over £600.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:55 am

Cherry wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:13 pm
Moog wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Try calling your local TPS - https://tps.trade/
Much cheaper than through a dealer, but still Genuine VW parts as they are part of VW. (They are officially trade only but I buy all the time over the counter)

Part number is 10a853677
My local TPS refused to let me buy an EGR for a Golf. I ended up doing a price match from AutoDoc and buying from Eurocarparts. It was £186 compared to a TPS price of c£500. Eurocar parts was initially over £600.
That's fine for mechanical parts with equivalent performance to OEM. For trims and body parts, you've pretty much got to go to the dealership parts dept or (if they allow public to buy - some do, some don't) TPS.

I'm guessing somewhere between £45 and £70 for that grille. The parking sensors will almost certainly be fitted and removed from the back.

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Post by MotMot » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:43 pm

I hit a pheasant (quite hard) today and was expecting to see similar - but all fine. The bird wasn’t :(

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