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1st gen grill removal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MyTaco, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    MyTaco

    MyTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Any pics/links on how to remove one...where the bolts/clips are?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    Manlaan

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    Well, your info says you have a second gen, but you're specifically asking for a first gen, so I'm going to assume you know what you're asking about.

    On the 2001-2004 (probably earlier as well), first you'll have to remove the cornering lights. After that, there are 7 mount points holding the grill on. 4 on the top and 3 on the bottom. The top ones are easy, as you just stick something really thin into the hole and it allows the clip to come off the grill. The bottom ones... well, its just easier to break the clips and replace, but I'm sure you could do the same thing if you so desired.

    To replace the grill, remove the clips from the frame and stick them into the grill. After they're all in, just snap the grill back on and replace the cornering lights.

    Really no pics necessary, as you could just be forceful and break all the clips if you really wanted. Many times some will be broken anyway due to road bumps. No bolts or screws holding anything on (except the top one for the cornering lights)
     
  3. Sep 26, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    MyTaco

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    Just what I needed, thanks. Yes I have 2nd gen also but just picked up a 02 Taco last week.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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  5. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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  6. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    IamTacO

    IamTacO red balls got me!

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    don't forget where the grill attaches to the bottom of the headlight.
     
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