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Billet Grilles/hood latch

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Shovels, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    Shovels

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    I like the billet grille but how do you release the hood latch all the way? I have to stick my fingers through my stock grille to trigger the release and i dont see anyone sticking a finger through those slits. does it come with some sort of latch attachment?
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    lol i cant believe how many times ppl ask this question. Do it the proper way - reach your hand between the top of your grille and the hood and lift the hood latch.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    You don't have to go under. Just reach between the grill and the hood you will feel a lever.
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    well i guess that solves that doesnt it - haha. thanks, this forum is pretty sweet
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    I don't think it can be done that way on a first gen. maybe a 2nd gen. It maybe possible to do it but damn it would be a pain in the @$$
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    X2, the 2001-2004 models I don't think I could get my hand between the hood and grill. You would have to have a different type latch?
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 12:34 AM
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    I have a home made grillcraft style grille, and it's very easy, lift the hood a bit, slip your hand in and move it left... simple as hell
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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    hmmm guess i was wrong. Looks like its kind of tight to me but never really tried it.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:31 AM
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    Yeah me neither. Just a habit thing to go through the grill.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    sirsaechao

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    Some billet grills comes with a hood latch relocation bracket but you can just reach between the hood and grill and push the latch to the side to open it.
     

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