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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. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    fcocantu

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    My local dealers are a joke!but what you paid for OEM is not bad at all! but I think for plastic I got lucky and not issues at all with a replica.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2019 at 9:21 AM
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    mds08

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    Thats great. Its a hit or a miss. Supposly mexicantaco name keeps popping up. He might be the one to get a fake grill from. I just simply wanted to rule out any issues,if i had to return it I just simply go back to the dealer.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    I totally agree with you!
     
  4. Jan 30, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    MaineTRD

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    Would I need a VIN# if I told them I was purchasing as a gift for my brother who broke his? For an OEM grille.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Jellero

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    Is this still working of for you? Radar cruise and safety system all working correctly?

    Thanks
     
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  6. Feb 8, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    It'll work fine until some snow or dirt gets caught in the honeycomb.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    I have a 2019 tacoma off road. Do you need the longer wire harnees for the trd pro grill
     
  8. Feb 9, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    No, it's not really needed... It just makes for a cleaner install because the cable routes in an area that is hidden when looking through the front.
    If you're buying an oem grill and garnish, I'd spend the extra ~$20 to make it all right.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    I would definitely recommend the purchase of the garnish especially this time of year when roads are breaking up. I wouldn't want to risk a rock smashing into the radar myself.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    thanks for the info
     
  11. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    I used the org wiring harness on my oem pro grill, I think it worked fine and can't really see it.
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2019 at 3:25 AM
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    Sixt8kupe

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    Still working :thumbsup: Every once in a blue moon when I'm out on the trail and the sensor gets mud or whatever in front of it, the light will come on but I'll turn the truck off/on and it will go away. Other than that it has been working great for me on the road.
     
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  13. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    miguel1984

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    My Pro grille should be in on Tuesday. Already purchased the garnish for it. Can’t wait to get it install. Haven’t seen any other Tacos around here with the Pro grille.
     
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  14. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:25 AM
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    Good move getting the garnish. It's a safety system that can apply the brakes... Best to have it working 100%.
     
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  15. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    Just ordered an OEM from Pinehurst Toyota because they had the most reasonable shipping.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Just swapped out my grill today. Took about an hour and 15 minutes. I ended up only breaking 3 tabs. God that was annoying. Totally worth the effort. Believe it or not my truck in the picture below is Calvary Blue. It looks grey all washed out like that. Haha Consequently now I have to post a TRD Sport Grill for sale...

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  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    I did mine yesterday and am getting the errors. I have ordered the garnish. I have heard from a few places the error goes away after a while. Living in Florida where it rains a lot it was also stated that water build up on the radar can cause it to error out as well. Hopefully the garnish keeps everything happy.

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  18. Feb 13, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    I've had non-stop snow and rain happening since I put mine on with the garnish yesterday (you can see it raining in the picture I posted above) and I have not had a single error. I bet the garnish will solve your problems.

    Edit: No errors and this is what my grill looks like :rofl:

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  19. Feb 16, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Great pictoral guide, just did my install with an OEM pro grille and garnish on my late-2018 build trd or.

    Some things have aparently changed, so I wanted to point them out regarding my experience:
    1) only the top two screws and the top two rivets require removal. Everything lower is snap-in component stuff.
    2) removed all TSS wire stand-offs and reclamped them to the wires with the mounts located in different places on the pro grille back side. Well hidden and no need for extension.
    3) Taking care to not break the original OR grille and chrome surround tabs is absolutely impossible. I used a cut to strips credit card as guides and still managed to snap all but three tabs. My recycle bin now has a damaged OR grille inside.

    Thanks again for the thread, it was definitely beneficial!
     
  20. Feb 16, 2019 at 6:50 PM
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    Arcadebrothers

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    OEM grille installed...

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