Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Tacoma Grill on Your TRD Pro

Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Tacoma Grill on Your TRD Pro

If you're looking to give your Tacoma TRD Pro a fresh new look, one of the best ways to do it is by replacing the Tacoma grill. This straightforward modification can transform the front end of your truck and add a touch of personalization. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of replacing the grill on your Tacoma TRD Pro. 

Tools and Materials You'll Need:

  • New Tacoma TRD Pro style grill (compatible with 2016-2023 2024 All Tacoma Series)
  • Screwdriver set
  • Trim removal tools
  • Torx wrench set
  • Pliers
  • Masking tape
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Patience and a steady hand

Step 1: Install and Tighten the "TACOMA" Grill Letters Firstly

Before you start, ensure your Tacoma is parked in a well-lit and clean area. Gather all the necessary tools and materials. Tighten the letters with the screws firstly before install the grill. 

Step 2: Open the Hood and Disconnect the Battery

To ensure safety, disconnect the negative terminal of your truck's battery to avoid any electrical mishaps.

Step 3: Remove the Existing Grill

  1. Gently pry off the plastic clips on the upper edge of the grill using a trim removal tool.
  2. Use a Torx wrench to remove the screws holding the grill in place. Keep these screws as you'll need them for the new grill.
  3. Carefully detach the grill by pulling it out from the bottom and sides. You might need to use some force, but be cautious not to damage the surrounding area.

Step 4: Prepare the New TRD Pro Style Tacoma Grill

Unbox the new grill and inspect it for any defects. Wipe it down with a cleaning cloth to remove any dust or residue. Place masking tape around the edges of the new grill to protect the paint on your truck.

Step 5: Install the New Tacoma Grill

Position the new grill in place, aligning the tabs with the mounting points. Gently press it into place, making sure it sits flush. 

Step 6: Reattach Screws and Clips

Using the screws you saved earlier, secure the new grill in place. Tighten them with a Torx wrench, but don't overtighten. Push the plastic clips back into the upper edge of the grill until they snap into place.

Step 7: Reconnect the Battery

Reconnect the negative terminal of the battery to restore power to your truck's systems.

Step 8: Test and Inspect

Turn on your truck's headlights, turn signals, and other relevant lights to make sure everything is working as it should. Inspect the grill from different angles to ensure proper alignment and fit.

Congratulations! You've successfully replaced the TRD Pro style grill on your Tacoma, giving it a fresh and personalized appearance. Remember that each modification project is unique, so take your time and enjoy the process.

Now you can hit the road with a new look that reflects your style and passion for your Tacoma TRD Pro!

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