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      01-04-2019, 07:44 PM   #23
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I would think you can buy them used as a lot of 550 owners on this forum are taking all the Cerium parts off for black replacements. Shipping might be a problem.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking based on forum posts, but It's not as easy as expected.
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      01-05-2019, 03:19 AM   #24
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Hi, the cerium grey trim is a bit different not only color wise.
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If you use the finisher alone, without the grille, you can keep the light. It is the grille that is incompatible with the light not the finisher...
Thx and yes, thats what i was thinking....just put finisher and keep fog lights with old grill.
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      02-16-2019, 10:39 AM   #25
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I have been trying and trying and I canít remove the cerium pieces from the front bumper. Are there any updates here? I feel like I need to bring it to a shop for them to do it. This is nuts!
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I have been trying and trying and I can’t remove the cerium pieces from the front bumper. Are there any updates here? I feel like I need to bring it to a shop for them to do it. This is nuts!
Cerium is a bit harder. You'll have some broken clips unless you take apart the bumper.
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Cerium is a bit harder. You'll have some broken clips unless you take apart the bumper.
Like insanely hard; i feel like Iím just gonna break the bumper.
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      02-19-2019, 09:30 AM   #28
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UPDATE: after continuing to fail to remove the bumper trim, I brought the car to a well-known euro/exotic shop. 30 minutes and $53.00 later, the trim is now black! Saved myself the headache and a bunch of broken pieces.
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UPDATE: after continuing to fail to remove the bumper trim, I brought the car to a well-known euro/exotic shop. 30 minutes and $53.00 later, the trim is now black! Saved myself the headache and a bunch of broken pieces.
i would have done the exact same thing had i not had help from a buddy of mines, took us a few hours and many many unsuccessful attempts. like r33_RGSport stated, the cerium trim is very stiff so it takes a bit more elbow strength then normal. I also broke a clip off the cerium trim while removing.
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i would have done the exact same thing had i not had help from a buddy of mines, took us a few hours and many many unsuccessful attempts. like r33_RGSport stated, the cerium trim is very stiff so it takes a bit more elbow strength then normal. I also broke a clip off the cerium trim while removing.
They broke a clip too, but I don't care. Saved me a bunch more aggravation and was done super quick.
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I did find it extremely difficult to remove the clips from the back of the bumper as shown on first photo. What worked for me is the following.

Push-in the clips as shown on the Photos #2 FIRST (not easy I agree), Once the top part is relatively loose, then you can simply wiggle back and forth and with gentle force trim comes off.
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Was trying to do the same for the luxury version but it's impossible to access the pins without removing the wheel well covers. And even when doing so, only two can be seen directly.
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Hello! Iam also in process of replacing my regular M black trim(with fog lights) for ceric grey trim. Can anyone confirm that i can keep fog lights on car if i put ceric grey trim and if cant what kind of modification it must be done to keep lights an ceric trim? Thx
Hi, the cerium grey trim is a bit different not only color wise.
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If you use the finisher alone, without the grille, you can keep the light. It is the grille that is incompatible with the light not the finisher...
Does anyone in this thread have any instructions on the standard fog surround / trim replacement? The luxury line models without M sport package.
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