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Differences in '12+ grill? Can't get it out

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bendilzerian, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:45 AM
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    bendilzerian

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    I searched and searched. I pulled the screws and the tabs. All the threads I could find say pull straight up.

    On mine there is definitely a large 1" wide tab that is somehow connected to the bumper at the bottom of the grill and I can't get it out for the life of me...

    What's the trick?

    TIA
     
  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:47 AM
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  3. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    Nevermind. Just got it.

    You have to pull these years straight out, pull on the very ends of the painted portion of the grill by the inside of the headlights and the tabs slip out.

    There's a few all along the bottom.

    Surprised I couldn't find a single thread where someone else ran into this. Hopefully someone else finds it useful
     
  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:04 AM
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    Took a few for me to figure it out the first time. :oops:
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    Installing your grill today @HomerTaco by the way! Thanks!
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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  7. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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    * although I was not a customer, I created my own about the same time @HomerTaco began small batch customgrillz. :sawzall::welder::yes:
     
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  9. Oct 12, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    Okay I'm not realizing I need to cut the black plastic apart to install this. Should have been obvious before since all the mounting points to the truck are attached to this.

    Anybody know where some instructions are for the homertaco grill? I can't find any. Dont' really want to mess up. Can't find any in search

    Thanks!
     
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  10. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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    PMed you the link. :D
     
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