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    Black Pack fitted

    When I selected the options on my XE, the one that I wanted was black pack but knew I could fit it later as it would have put the car's list price to over £40k and meant paying a hell of a lot more tax to pay per year. The option was £530, I managed to get all the parts for £220, the grille was brand new and a bargain.

    I used an excellent write up PDF from another forum to help with removing the front bumper, some things that it doesn't mention though is to unclip the headlight washers, which is a small clip and slide out the pipe on the driver's side. Then on the passenger side to unplug the front parking sensors and the pedestrian impact bumper sensor which are clipped on the inner bracket bumper support, this will then make the removal of the bumper much easier. Then it's a matter of undoing quite a lot of small torx screws all around the grille and lower side grilles and swap over the matt chrome for gloss black.

    The side grilles just unclip out all round it and are held on the edge nearest the door with 3M tape, just swap over.
    http://accessories-instructions.jagu...?2019109441019



    Link to PDF for bumper removal: https://www.xeforums.co.uk/download/file.php?id=4442

    Front bumper removed.



    All complete!



    I think it looks so much more sporty now and works well with the already fitted S rear valance and gloss black window trim.

    Last edited by Ian D; 09-10-19 at 09:45. Reason: edited to add vent fitting instructions
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    As they say on another forum I subscribe to, if there are no pictures, it didn't happen!'
    2017 XE Portfolio 180PS AWD in Santorini Black with climate pack (I don't scrape!) panoramic roof, privacy glass and 19" style 1015 wheels (that I'd happily swap for a nice set of 18" 5 spokes. Anyone?)

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    My god, a mod complete with how to from Lord Delete himself.

    Is this the 1st for an XE on this forum?

    Sharp thinking Ian and great patience shown by you to wait, we both know there are many on here that couldn't have achieved the same, me being one of them.

    Much as I like my brightwork, I've got to admit the front does look better without it.

    Nice one Ian and thanks for sharing it with us,

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    Quote Originally Posted by RWD3M View Post
    As they say on another forum I subscribe to, if there are no pictures, it didn't happen!'
    Theres 4 pictures that I posted, odd that you can’t see them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian D View Post
    Theres 4 pictures that I posted, odd that you can’t see them?

    Hmm... I'm seeing the two links but nothing else.

    I'll try again this evening from home in case it's an issue with my work laptop.

    They're obviously there and by the sounds of it look good too!

    (There could be an unreserved apology on its way!!!)
    2017 XE Portfolio 180PS AWD in Santorini Black with climate pack (I don't scrape!) panoramic roof, privacy glass and 19" style 1015 wheels (that I'd happily swap for a nice set of 18" 5 spokes. Anyone?)

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    I can see all the pictures - so they are definitely there!

    Nice work Ian, I confess I am a Chrome fan myself, but can appreciate the little bit extra it adds to the car having this removed, for those who don't.

    The puzzling part to me, is why this costs extra when the car is new???... a black part will cost less to make that one that has been chrome plated surely?
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    Great job Ian, just wondering if you plan to blackout the wheels to finish or leave them as they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbov8 View Post
    Great job Ian, just wondering if you plan to blackout the wheels to finish or leave them as they are.
    Cheers Jim, I eventually want 19” black venoms but they are quite pricey even 2nd hand. Would finish the exterior off nicely then I think.

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    My goodness: you live about 200 yards from me! No wonder that you are shy about your location!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    My goodness: you live about 200 yards from me! No wonder that you are shy about your location!
    I’ll have to pop round sometime then and see all those TV’s!
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