i couldn't find any way to push them out from the other end. do you mean the end that i am NOT seeing in the photo? how do i even get in there?marvins_dad said:The "Push Pin" type of connectors that you are refering to simply push out the other end. Use a small philips head or awl and push them all the way through. You will need to collect the pin once it is pulled off or you will have to get replacements from VW parts. They aren't a one use pop rivet - so if you can retain the pin you can re-install them once you are finished. Just put the base in and shove the pin back in and it will expand the back so that it stays in place.
:yaya: Sorry for missing this question.
That's where he discusses the part you are asking about.Step 2. Remove the 3 plastick pushpin rivets from beneath the front grille assembly. (just push the center pin thru the rivet, being careful not to lose the pin)
i never did get it removed. i am ordering a new part soon, and if i am the one who takes it apart, i'll be sure to photograph it when it's off.bitsbug said:I'd like to see the car after the grill is removed. Closeup please!!!
i am quoting myself. hee hee.callisto9 said:talked to someone at VW parts today and they said the year the lower panel and coupling changed was 2001. so, it looks like there is a difference between 98-00 and 2001 and up. although if you look at 1stvwparts.com - you can't tell the difference. the part for a 2000 and 2001 beetle says it fits 1998 - 2005, but under year, it says 98-01. can anyone clarify?