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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Grille
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Grille

TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
  • 5 more tools
STEPS
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Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

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Open the hood and place the hood prop in the retaining hole.
2
Remove any seals, covers or supports that block access to the grille retainers.
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Remove the grille from the vehicle. If the grille is attached to the bumper cover you will need to remove the bumper cover to access the retainers.
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Inspect the parts underneath to see if any damage is visible, replace as needed.
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Check the new grille to make sure it matches the old grille. Some grilles come pre-painted or have no paint at all. If your grille requires paint you will need to paint before installation.
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Install the new grille, by lining up the existing retainer holes.
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Install the old retainers or replace damaged one with new retainers.
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Tighten the retainers untill snug.
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Check all covers to make sure they are secure.
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Close hood.
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