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How to Replace Grille Nameplate 01-03 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Grille Nameplate 01-03 Ford Ranger

Created on: 2021-01-16

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  1. step 1 :Removing the Grille
    • Remove the ten 5.5mm bolts from the plastic cover set
    • Pull evenly on the tabs below the headlights and around the grille
    • Compress and remove any remaining retainers stuck in the vehicle
  2. step 2 :Transferring the Badge
    • Remove the two 10mm nuts on the back of the badge
    • Transfer the badge to the new grille
    • Tighten the 10mm nuts to the back of the badge until snug
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Grille
    • Reinstall any remaining retainers to the grille
    • Press the grille into place
    • Tighten the ten 5.5mm bolts to the plastic covers

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    5.5mm Socket

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks!

In this video, we're going to be working with our 2001 Ford Ranger, we're going to show you how to remove and replace your front forward badge here on the grille.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 5-10mm socket, ratchet, socket extension, and a flat blade screwdriver.

Remove these ten 5 1/2 millimeter bolts from the upper plastic covers. Go ahead and remove these with a socket, ratchet and extension. These parts are actually three separate pieces, so you can remove them as they come off and get them out of your way.

There're tabs located along the bottom and inside edges of the grille. Feel along the bottom for where these tabs are and try to pull evenly on both sides of the tab to try to prevent from breaking them. Using a flat blade screwdriver, push down on the top of any of the metal retainers that stayed inside the vehicle when we removed the grille. This one, you can press them from the top and try to pull out at the same time. These can be a little tricky. Repeat this for any clips that you left inside the vehicle while removing the grille.

Flip your grille over and remove the two 10 millimeter nuts on the back of the badge. Now these are not actually threading, these just have little teeth on them that cut into the plastic to hold on. Once the two nuts are off, you can simply pull the badge out of the front.

Here we have our old badge that we removed from our vehicle and our new part from As you can see, these parts are exactly the same size and shape. We have the same colors, same lettering, and on the back we have the same locating pin and the two studs.

Now you'll notice that the studs here are nice and smooth, while the old ones are kind of chewed up. This is from the design of the nut that retains them. You can see it's got that little twist to it there that actually cuts the threads into that plastic as you install them. Over the years these badges tend to crack or start peeling, so this new part from 1A Auto is a great way to freshen up your truck. It will go in direct fit just like your original equipment and get your truck looking good as new.

There's nothing wrong with our old badge, so we're just going to reinstall it, but this procedure is going to be exactly the same for the new one. Push the badge in, keep a hand on it and flip the grille over. Reinstall your two 10 millimeter nuts. Apply a little bit of pressure. It is only plastic but you do want to make sure it cuts in good, so apply a little bit of pressure and tighten them down with your 10 millimeter socket and ratchet. Once it's snug, you want to stop there. Trying to go any tighter is only going to strip out those threads and make the badge loose. Once you get contact, just a bit snugger than that and you're ready to reinstall your grille.

Reinstall any clips that came off of your grille. This tab is going to face up on all of them. Working on there until it snaps into place. This one here broke on the way off. It's not a big deal, there's enough of them, but it will still go in securely. Line up your clips with the openings along the bottom. Give them a good tap into place. Be sure that you're tapping directly over the clip and not to either side as this can cause the grille to crack and break. Lay our plastic covers on the top back into place and reinstall all of the 5 1/2 millimeter screws with a socket, ratchet and extension. There are 10 in total.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 5.5mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

1998 - 1998  Ford  Expedition
1998 - 1998  Ford  F250 Light Duty Truck
1998 - 1998  Ford  F150 Truck
2001 - 2003  Ford  Ranger

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