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How to Remove Front Grill???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wolfgang123, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    wolfgang123

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  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    corner markers may need to come off first. on my 01, after the top screw is removed you just have to pull straight out.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    whats hooked up to the bike?
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    getting there....
    pull the corner marker lights out...easy since you already removed the screws, and then you kinda need to lift up a bit and pull straight out........making sure the bottom tabs dont reconnect themselves.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    Thats me on the bike pretty cool heh. I found that there were 2 more tabs behind the corner lights> thatnks guys. one more question though what is the right way to remove/pop open the tabs i am just kind of ripping at em and now the bottom 2 reconnected and i get them off.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    getting there....
    i alwyas use a small flat blade screwdriver o a pair of needle nose pliers for the tabs.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    well yea but what do you do with them i am trying to push from the top but they arnt coming out
     
  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    getting there....
    you gotta squeeze them together til they are almost flat so they will come out.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    OOOO MY GOD...i have got like 15 tabs out and the stupid thing still wont come out and i have broken like 10 of them already, ahh i hate these tabs there has to be some sort of better replacements i can get.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    getting there....
    yeah...those tabs are a pain in the ass man. you do have to pull straight out pretty hard tho....it doesnt just slip right out.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    ok well i riped the grill out (almost but one little silver half tab (the black removable tab that it fits over is long gone) is stuck in the metal poece it fits into i think i just way sut it off considering it already really fucked up
     
  12. Jul 28, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    Ya my tabs are all screwed on top, mine is held in with good old ZIP TIES!!!
     
  13. Jul 28, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    HAHA kick ass i only have 3 tabs the rest are zip ties. i already have it all back together now too. i just wanted to install some new horns. they should like clown horns but what ever.
     
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    Tacomas have the wussiest sounding "meep-meep" fucking roadrunner horns.... I will be putting a real horn in too soon.
     
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    You have 4 at the bottom. There are 2 more you haven't taken off there under your head lights under the white metal price. Get a flash light and look you should see them.
     
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    I figured out how to get the damned thing off (there is a tab that you flick down and the clips slide out) , but can't figure out how to get a new one back on. It seems that the bottom four clips are recessed behind the chrome bumper. Any tips that would help me get the job done without taking the bumper off my '95 Tacoma 4wd SX?

    Also, if anyone has any tips on replacing the directional assemblies that would be great. I can't seem to to detach the two wiring harnesses. I know that you have to push the tab down, but it's just not budging.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
     
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    The video for the grille removal is missing a few steps, once the obvious tabs are pushed down and pulled out, the grill is still catching under the headlight, there is a tab under ea headlight that must be pressed to get the grille loose. Also, the headlight assemblies I received did not have the under headlight tabs installed. They must be removed from the old headlight assembly and put on the new headlight assembly. This I found out after I had already put the grille back on the truck.
     
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