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Removing stock grill from 01 prerunner

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mball, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    mball

    mball [OP] Member

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    Blisten 5100s up front and spacers in rear. Painted grill. Leer color matched topper.
    Has anyone taken off the stock grill from a 2001 PreRunner? Having some problems. Also, can you buy more of those clips?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    i have found it easiest to remove the corner lights....just dangle them outta the way....then push the clipstogether..one side at a time...middle included to remove the grille. as for those clips..they are a pita..but the dealership should have plenty of them.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    mball

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    Blisten 5100s up front and spacers in rear. Painted grill. Leer color matched topper.
    Thanks bro!

    Appreciate the welcome. How do I remove those side lamps. I've been trying and I'm a little afraid of breaking off more plastic clips and pieces. Any advice?? Thanks again.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2009 at 5:54 PM
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    gatorboyy13

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    when i changed my corners to clear corners i had alot of trouble gettin them out at first but i think you just slide them forward and they pretty much come right out.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    rgd51

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    Took out the bench seat and but in leather racing bucket seats from Schucks, thus making mine a 2 seater. Put a leather steering wheel cover on.
    why would you take the grille off a 2001 tacoma, i think the grilles from 2001 to 2004 model years are pretty sick, way better than the one on my 1997
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    mball

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    Blisten 5100s up front and spacers in rear. Painted grill. Leer color matched topper.
    I'm not replacing the grill I'm just taking it off to paint it black.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    Idrivetoys

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    i had to take mine off to do the billet insert, it was tricky and i broke a clip for the corner light as well


    Ryan
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:18 AM
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    ROTTIRUNNER

    ROTTIRUNNER "Who's got the cookie?"

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    Welcome, if you pull towards you on the lamp then upward like you were shooting a basket ball it should come out I broke one clip myself so agrivating.
     
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