How to Replace Your Guard Grille

Posted by RACHEL MA on

Aftermarket guard grilles are available in a lot of styles. You can either replace your entire original grille or get billet grille inserts that are less expensive. Either way, you will change the look of your car or truck with it.

Today, we teach you how to replace the guard grille.(Althougn different trucks have different models and variety grilles, but the steps are nearly the same. ) Here we take the Ford F250 as an example.

Tools Needed:

--6mm socket

--Flathead screwdriver

Step 1 - Remove four 6mm screws from the top of original grille

With your flathead screwdriver, lift the rubber seal that covers the top of the grille and the screws. The screws should come out easily and quickly.

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Step 2 - Release the spring clips on the bottom of the grille

Pry the five spring clips loose and then gently pull the grille away from the truck, top end first. The grille should practically slide out of its position and into your arms. It's not very heavy but hold on tight so it won't fall to the floor. If you are replacing the entire grille, proceed to Step 4. For Billet Grille inserts, proceed to Step 3.

Ford Grille Replacement

Step 3 - Slide the billet grille inserts into place

Place the accompanying brackets on the billet, and insert bolts that poke through to the back of the grille. Tighten these nuts by hand and then snug them all up when nuts are on all bolts.

Grille Replacement

Step 4 - Re-install the grille

Place the grille into the original position and push the bottom end in first. When it is securely in place, you will hear a "snap." Then gently push the top of the grille into place.

Step 5 - Re-install the screws

Re-install the screws (6mm) to the top of the grille and tighten them with your socket wrench. If you are replacing the entire grille, don't forget to remove the Ford logo from your old grille and re-install it on to the new Billet Grille. You are ready to go.


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