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How to Replace Grille 2003-06 Chevy Silverado

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How to Replace Grille 2003-06 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2020-06-08

Watch this video to learn how to install a new grille on your 1999-2007 Chevy Silverado.

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One of the first things you're gonna wanna do is make sure that your hood's up. Once it's up, if you were to look right along here you're gonna see this bar. Go ahead and grab on it, flip it up, and then draw it away. We'll set that aside. Just go ahead and grab onto that headlamp assembly. Give it a little wiggle. It's gonna break free. Bring it up, then you should be able to see the backside. Now, if you were to look at the backside, you're gonna be able to see your high beam assembly. Go ahead and pull out that pigtail. Take a peek at the bulb, just to make sure it's in good condition. We're gonna carefully set this aside. Do the same right here. Twist that out for the headlight bulb. Take a look. Make sure it's in good condition. These look great, and there's our headlamp assembly. Now, we're just gonna take out the headlamp on the other side of the vehicle.

The next thing we're gonna do is take this top plastic area here. You're gonna see a whole bunch of push clips coming across the top. Go ahead and draw out the center, and then draw out the outer portion. There's the center. There's the outer portion. Do the same to all. Those push clips are up. Let's go ahead and get this off of here.

Gonna be time to get the grille off of here. To do that, if you were to look on the backside, you're gonna see these little tabs that kinda hold it in. There's a couple ways you can get these off. You can use a nice screwdriver. Press down on the tab, and then just draw it away, or if you're dealing with one of these sideways clips like this one, it might be a little bit harder with a screwdriver, so you could also use some needle-nose players. Grab right onto it and then draw it away. If you were to look down along the bottom there should be an area that's secured with one of these tabs as well. It's a little bit smaller. Go ahead and get that off of there. And then we'll do the same down the line. Let's go ahead and take this right off of here.

Now it's gonna be time to get our new grille onto the vehicle, but before we do that, we need to make sure we get this Chevy emblem off of here. If you were to carefully turn this over on a nice pad, you're gonna see these Nutserts here. Go ahead and remove those using a 10-millimeter. There it is.

All right. So, we've got our new grille here. We have our Chevy emblem. If you were to look at the backside of it, you're gonna see three little pitons. We're gonna line those up with the holes. Goes right on there. Turn this over carefully. Now, we're gonna put on our little Nutserts there. Snug them up. Flip it up. Take a peek. This looks great.

So now, before we install our grille, you wanna make sure you grab all your little clippy-dos you got there. Go ahead and slide them onto the grille. Just press it. Do the same to the other side.

Now it's gonna be time to get the grille on here. Just carefully bring it up. You wanna be careful you're clear for all your paint. Line up the pitons. Put them right in. Do the same to the other side. Now, we're gonna put these back into the assembly. Take this. There it is. This one, push it in. Twist it. Now, I'm just gonna carefully bring this around the backside of the grille right here. Slide it down. There we go. Might just have to push down a little bit to line up the little side prong there. It's gonna be time to get our pin in here. Just go ahead and line up the holes. Slide it through. There we are. Go ahead and flip that, and lock it right into the slot just like that.

Be time to get our plastic cover back over the grille here. Just go ahead and lay it down. Line up all your holes. Take our little push clips, and you can start wherever you want. Just start dropping them right in there. Go outside first, and then press in the center.

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