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DODGE VIPER 1999-2002 & (1992-1998) SIDE FENDER VENT GRILLES
PART #
  ACC-962008  or  ACC-962009
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION

Your new grille vents come to you with a protective liner. Do not remove liner until installation is complete.

 ITEMS INCLUDED:
2 x Stainless Vent Grilles,  2 x screws,   4 x Support brackets (certain kits),   2 x Stainless Brackets,    2 x Adhesive Promoter Packs    NOTE:  2 x "L" brackets for mounting.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Designed to Fit Dodge Viper GTS or RT-10's 1992-2002.  The grille will fit on 1992-1998 Vipers but will require you to customize the mounting a little (see end of instructions). 

For mounting on Vipers 1999-2002 see instructions below:

  1. Open the hood completely. You will notice a ridge at the very inside of the hood where the inner structure meets the outer skin. Your new vent grilles are designed to fit directly into this ridge at a diagonal angle. In fact, the grille itself will only conform to this area in this way. The first step is to prepare this groove by cleaning away any dirt and grime that may have built up. Then scrub the ridge with household rubbing alcohol.  
  1. Position the grille into this ridge to get a good look at just how it is to be placed and how it will fit. The bottom of the grille should seat at the bottom of the fender lip. Holding the grille in position mark the location of the small hole in the top of the grille to the inner wall fender and remove the grille. Using a 9/64th drill bit drill a small hole where you just marked. Being ESPECIALLY CAREFUL NOT to POKE through to the outer painted skin. 
  1. Once this area has been thoroughly cleaned swipe the area where the Vent Grille touches the inner fender with the adhesive promoter provided. 
  1. If you are comfortable on how the Vent Grille will fit then slightly bend the grille into the curved shape needed to match the car fender.  Once bent to shape you should be able to hold the part up to the fender and it automatically conform to the curved shape of the fender (without tape holding it in place). 
    Position then peel the red release liner from the back of the grille.  Carefully reposition the grille over the hole you just made and set the grille so that it sticks right into the groove. If done properly the grille should stay in position by itself. At this time rivet the top of the grille using the rivet provided.
    Note:  You may also use the screws provided instead of the rivets if you do not h have access to a rivet gun.  If using the screws simply screw them into the hole so they are tight.  Do not over tighten. 
  1. You have been provided with a stainless bracket which is designed to attach directly to the grille behind the badge over to the hood fender wall. Scrub the two points of attachment with household rubbing alcohol let dry then swipe once with the adhesive promoter provided. Then simply peel and stick the bracket and set into position pressing firmly to both areas to set. 
  1. Carefully lower the hood and adjust the edge of the grille so that you achieve a nice contoured shape. If properly installed
    the grille should not come into direct contact with the painted inner fender. Remove protective liner. 
     
  2. Mount small "L" bracket at bottom of grille.
     
  3. Repeat steps 1-5 for opposite side.

    Note: Care must be taken when cleaning your vent grilles. It is a good idea to lightly dust your grilles with a clean soft cloth first in order to prevent any particles from scratching them. Then wipe (using a new clean soft cloth) with a good quality streak free glass cleaner.

    NOTE:  Once these grilles are installed you will want to open  you hood with extra care.  Keep the hood perfectly centered while opening it so the the grilles do not bump the side of the cars fender.  Although not required It works easiest when opened by two people.


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Alternate mounting on Vipers 1992-1998 see instructions below:

NOTE:  There is a plastic tab that might be in the way for mounting the grille on some older Vipers.  If you have this tab see Photo A   then you will need to cut off the corner.

 
Photo A  (On some Vipers)

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