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2018 TRD PRO Grille w/ TSS-P Radar Info/DIY

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by sliderule01, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Nov 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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    Rakuun

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    Ouch. That's an expensive mistake.
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    Yeah I'm trying to get ahold of them now. Hopefully I can convince them that their legitimately ambiguous diagram is a least partially to blame for this error, and get them to ship me the actual grille...
     
  3. Nov 21, 2018 at 6:09 PM
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    Ok received and installed pro grille on my new 2019 off road. THANK YOU to jay for this order list. Used this to a T. and to RAKUUN for the i5 link for ordering!
     
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  4. Nov 22, 2018 at 9:46 AM
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    I would definitely try to talk to them and share your concerns! Returning parts is a pain because of the freight rates.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    Did you order the additional part numbers? The lens garnish and the wiring harness?

    Hopefully you can get ahold of all of those in the same order.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    Also, if you want a way to make the garnish look matte like the rest of the grill, try Xpel Stealth. It’s a paint protection film, so you will have a little more protection against rock chips.

    IMO the shiny garnish ruins the look of the Pro grill!


    589FC456-8CE1-49EC-A400-C5C15107821E.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 22, 2018 at 11:34 AM
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    Cool! I would love to see it mounted on the grille.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    That looks really good! No errors msgs from the tss? Any pictures mounted on the grille?
     
  9. Nov 22, 2018 at 12:00 PM
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    I just got the piece back from my local Xpel installer. I will be installing the grill and garnish after I come back from a short Thanksgiving vacation. Looking forward to some meat sweats with the family.

    Also, I don’t think I’m the first one to do this, let me see if I can find a picture of this in action.
     
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  10. Nov 22, 2018 at 12:02 PM
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    Amazing write up and pictures included here. See the first post and the third post.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    I like the silicone idea better than the star locks. The silicone will be easier to remove if necessary with a blade etc. Do you end up buying the star locks or settled with the silicone method?
     
  12. Nov 23, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    The star locks aren’t that hard to remove. I would prefer those instead of taking a knife to the grill.
     
  13. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    Try this
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...p-radar-info-diy.530769/page-28#post-17967782
     
  14. Nov 24, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    I'm not positive but I think if you disconnect the tss system a warning light on your dash will be on constantly.

    I have a 6" lift and the stock grill on my 3rd gen. with no sensor problems. I will be switching to the China grill without shinny garnish using this method.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...p-radar-info-diy.530769/page-28#post-17967782
     
  15. Nov 30, 2018 at 10:06 PM
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    Hey Now! I'm planning on doing this same mod. Do you have an update on how the TSS is working? Thanks
     
  16. Dec 1, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    So I ordered my a Chinese knock off. According to all the posts I've read it is a easy install just take the insert out snap the garnish in with the new star washers. Well when I got mine the insert was held in with four screws no slots for the garnish to snap into and the holes were to small for the studs. I literally had to customize the whole install with a Dremel to get it to fit. Then I had to epoxy everything into place. Works and looks perfect. I just had to make sure that the garnish fit exactly like it should. Was afraid if it had any angle on it the sensor wouldn't work correctly.

    Moral of the story if you buy the Chinese knock off make sure you know what you getting. By the way 130.00 dollars for everything and the garnish was a Toyota OEM piece.

    I would have sent it back but it took three weeks to come in and it felt like a very scketchy deal. EBAY was very helpful getting this sent even though it was the wrong product.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2018 at 7:49 AM
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    Any pictures of the grille where the garnish goes? I never hear of this “new” screw on development. :notsure:
     
  18. Dec 1, 2018 at 9:51 AM
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    No pictures. It was just four raised screw holes. No slots for the snap prongs on the garnish or big enough holes for the studs. I’ve never heard of this before either. That’s why I decided to post so that no one else made the same mistake. Just make sure you get what they say there selling because everything looked completely like all other posts said it should on the advertisement.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    screws.jpg
     
  20. Dec 1, 2018 at 10:52 AM
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    Wow, first time I see this type of grille. The molding doesn’t look as good as other aftermarket griles I’ve seen. How’s the plastic material? It the lettering glued on or are the screwed on type?
     
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