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Billet Grill Question!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2004Taco, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Oct 20, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    2004Taco

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    This maybe a dumb question but i have a 2004 prerunner taco. I have access to my hood latch with the STOCK grille but if i buy a billet grille. How the hell would i get to that latch.
     
  2. Oct 20, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    rhoppas

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    At least on my 07 you can pop the hood, lift it an inch or two, then reach under the lip of the hood and release the latch. Piece of cake...
     
  3. Oct 20, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    2004Taco

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    ya welllllll .. i have an 04 hahaha
    I have a Phantom grill on my Mini truck but i can get to the latch. Not with my taco. i have to get in through my grille and if i buy a billet grille. I dont see how i can get into it
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Depending on the specific billet grille that's installed ...

    - same procedure as before, but maybe with more stretching
    - use a screwdriver to trip the latch (crude but effective)
    - the OEM latch can be bent to give a more accessible positioning
    - some grille kits (T Rex? I forget ...) came with a cable-type remote latch you could install in a new location
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008 at 1:06 PM
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    2004Taco

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    sounds like its a pain...
     
  6. Oct 21, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    whiteknight303

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    some companys that sell billet grills will include a hood latch extension when you buy it.
     
  7. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    2004Taco

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    do you know what companies?
     
  8. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    whiteknight303

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    um i saw a couple on ebay, cant remember which ones..
     
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