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Grille/Headlight Removal?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by WhyNotFab, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Sep 8, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    WhyNotFab

    WhyNotFab [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have new black headlights that just arrived, it's getting dark anyway and I'm tired so I don't want to break anything lol.. but when I put them in tomorrow, and possibly my billet grille if it arrives.. what is the process for removing them? i saw some plastic tabs for the grille, how do those work? i put the corner/bumper lights on.. they look great!
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    SixtyDashOne

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    the plastic clips just pull out when you squeeze them from both sides.. there is 6 holding the grill on...

    then there is like 4 bolts holding on the headlights..

    You will need to take off the lower filler panel (painted panel under the headlight) and also remove the side marker.

    First time i did it, i was anticipating alot of work (mostly according to people on here). But then after buttoning up both headlights in 45 mins (and realizing how many people on here are helpless), i was done..

    good luck! :)
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    WhyNotFab

    WhyNotFab [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man! & nice Tacoma by the way
    Did you have any trouble adjusting the headlights? I've had headlights get a little off before, but never installed all new ones that need to be adjusted to begin with. Maybe there's a method to that? haha
     
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