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How To Remove Front Grille 04-12 Chevy Colorado

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  1. step : Removing the Grille (0:41)
    • Disconnect the parking light wiring harnesses
    • Push out the four clips at the top of the grille
    • Pull out the two clips on each side of the grille
    • Pull out the three clips at the bottom of the grille
  2. step : Preparing the New Grille (2:17)
    • Pry off the parking lights with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Push the parking light onto the new grille
    • Remove the 10mm nuts from the crossbar
    • Put the crossbar onto the new grille
    • Fasten the 10mm nuts onto the crossbar
  3. step : Installing the Grille (2:44)
    • Pull the top grille clips out of the radiator support
    • Push the clips into the top of the grille
    • Put the grille into place
    • Push in the four clips at the top of the grille
    • Push in the three clips at the bottom of the grille
    • Push in the two clips at each side of the grille
    • Connect the parking light wiring harnesses

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In this video we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front grille on this 2004 Chevy Colorado. It's actually a pretty easy task. You don't need any tools to remove the grille and bar assembly. If you need to separate the front chrome bar from the grille you will need a 10mm wrench or a socket and ratchet.

What you want to do is first come in here and disconnect both your upper lights and pull that out like that. On the other side disconnect, pull it up and out. Now you're going to have four clips. You see one right here. It looks like this has been apart already and some of them are broken. Most of them are broken actually. You see one here, there's one intact there, there should be one here and there should be one here. What you'll want to do is actually push down on these clips and they release. So you release all four like that. Then there are two clips on each side. You basically have to grab real firmly and pull. There's clips on the bottom, so I'm going to grab right here and pull the middle, pull, and then the side, the other side. I'll grab over here on this side firmly pull, and then the last hook is on the bottom here. Pull. You can see clips on the bottom here and then there're two clips on each side as well.

With the grille off, use a screw driver and then you see a little tab. Push on that tab and these lights come right off. To get this bar separated from the grille is fairly easy. There are a few 10mm nuts that you have to remove on each side and then that bar will come off.

Once you have it apart, you should be able to pinch these clips and pull them out or you can turn them to the side and pull them out. Then you put them right back into the grille. You just slide them right in, so that the tab is pushing through. To reinstall your grille, make sure these harness connections are up and out of the way and then put the grille in carefully. Line up your four clips up here and clip those right in. Let me peek down at the bottom here and push your three clips down there in, and then push your clips on the side right in. Last but not least, remember to reconnect your parking lights.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2005 - 2008  Chevrolet  Colorado
2004 - 2004  Chevrolet  Colorado
2009 - 2012  Chevrolet  Colorado
2004 - 2012  Chevrolet  Colorado

04-12 Chevy Colarado Black Bezel Headlight/Parking Light Kit w Grille & Chrome Molding

Chevrolet Colorado 6 Piece Grille, Headlights & Parking Lights Kit DIY Solutions GRI00075

This part replaces:

  • Partslink GM1200518, GM1210107, GM2502234, GM2503234, GM2520189, GM2521189
  • Hollander 104-01850C, 104-01850D, 114-00818L, 114-00817R, 116-03278L, 116-03277L
  • OE # 12335794
  • OE # 15228011
  • OE # 12335791

Part Details

  • Color: Black
  • Finish: Paint to Match
  • Kit Includes: (2) Parking Lights
  • Kit Includes: (1) Center Grille Trim
  • Set Quantity: 6 Piece
  • Kit Includes: (1) Black Grille
  • Kit Includes: (2) Headlights
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