According to the installation instructions, removal of the car's front bumper/fascia assembly is required. However, we were able to do the installation without having to remove what amounts to nearly the entire front of the car. Instead of removing 14 fasteners and having to deal with the front bumper assembly, we took off the grille and left the bumper in place. We began this time-saving route by detaching the radiator cover, which only involved pulling the six plunger-type fasteners. This can be done by hand as shown or with a small screwdriver.