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Black grille and corner lights >?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by w:ll:s, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Jun 20, 2019 at 9:59 PM
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    w:ll:s

    w:ll:s [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking at Toyota/OEM grilles as well aftermarket ebay/Amazon grilles to replace my chrome grille with black. Some look black, some look black/grey to me and hard to tell from low-res web photos what is good or not.

    For OEM Toyota I have found black mica which is probably paint matched to the black tacos, as well as a cheaper 'standard' one. Not sure the color of 'standard'.

    Can anyone recommend an aftermarket black grille with matching corner lights? Or have any experience with the 'standard' OEM replacement I found here: https://partsfactory.camelbacktoyot...as-engine/body-cat/grille-and-components-scat

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2019 at 5:06 AM
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    Painted mine ,and 1 peace headlights Amazon

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  3. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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  4. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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  5. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    How they holding up? Also how was the installation. I assume you have to take the bumper off ?
     
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  6. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    Holdin up great ,easy install
    and no dont have to take bumper off
     
  7. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    Sweet. How did you end up painting the corner lights ?
     
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  8. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    My lights all came black ,one peice corner is in with it
     
  9. Jun 21, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    Oh I need to find those. What bulbs are you running in them by chance ?
     
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  10. Jun 21, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Regular stock bulbs
     
  11. Jun 21, 2019 at 8:16 AM
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    @w:ll:s

    I bought one on ebay for about $60 shipped to replace the chrome grill I had; fit was perfect and all the tabs/clips were intact.



    It doesn't come with the Toyota emblem though, so you have to carefully pry yours off from your existing grill.

    Front headlights/side markers were also purchased on ebay.

    Made everything look new again.
     
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  13. Jun 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM
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    Gotta do the same thing with my grille and lights, eventually. The trucks I'm seeing in here make me swoon...
     
  14. Jun 22, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    I have made up my mind and decided to have the grille and side lights color matched to the truck. getting her painted anyways, so why not...

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