(GMC-2023) GMC Sierra MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(GMC-2023) GMC Sierra MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : GMC2023B , GMC2023S , GMC2023SW

Install Step #1:
Our project 2008 GMC Sierra in need of a GrillCraft Custom Mesh Sport grille for added styling.
Install Step #2:
Start by removing the plastic clips that secure the grille cover as shown.
Install Step #3:
Remove the plastic grille cover.
Install Step #4:
Remove the bolts along the top of the grille shell.
Install Step #5:
Use a set of pliers to unfasten grille shell clips on the back side of the grille shell.
Install Step #6:
Squeeze clip while pulling forward on the grille shell.
Install Step #7:
A view of the grille shell clip.
Install Step #8:
Before you can remove the grille shell from vehicle you will need to unclip the bumper cover tab by simply pressing down on tab shown here.
Install Step #9:
The entire grille shell can now be removed.
Install Step #10:
These grille ribs will need to be cut out.
Install Step #11:
A view of the grille shell with center section removed.
Install Step #12:
The top bar can be removed but it is best to cut out after grille insert screws have been drilled.
Install Step #13:
The top bar can be removed but it is best to cut out after grille insert screws have been drilled.
Install Step #14:
Insert grille into grille shell and while holding firmly in place mark the mounting tab center hole locations using a sharp scribe.
Install Step #15:
Drill a 3/16 hole for the mounting screws.
Install Step #16:
On this project we decided to color match the grille shell to the vehicles color.
Install Step #17:
Place grille insert into grille shell and place mounting screws into drilled hole do not tighten yet.
Install Step #18:
A view of the grille mounting hardware.
Install Step #19:
OPTIONAL: Using a marker trace the grille insert frame from the back side.
Install Step #20:
OPTIONAL: We will be painting area behind grille insert with flat black paint.
Install Step #21:
OPTIONAL: Tape the outlined area as shown.
Install Step #22:
OPTIONAL: Using a scuffing pad to prep the area to be painted works well.
Install Step #23:
OPTIONAL: Give the area to be painted a light scuff.
Install Step #24:
OPTIONAL: Krylon flat black spray paint works well.
Install Step #25:
OPTIONAL: Spray the area with a few coats of flat black paint. When dry install grille insert and fasten screws with supplied hardware.
Install Step #26:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW
Install Step #27:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW
Install Step #28:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW
Install Step #29:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW. The factory emblem can be attached to the mesh grille by removing emblem tabs and using epoxy or clear silicone.
Install Step #30:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW. The factory emblem can be attached to the mesh grille by removing emblem tabs and using epoxy or clear silicone.
Install Step #31:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW. The factory emblem can be attached to the mesh grille by removing emblem tabs and using epoxy or clear silicone.
Install Step #32:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft SW-Series Stainless Steel mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-SW. The factory emblem can be attached to the mesh grille by removing emblem tabs and using epoxy or clear silicone.
Install Step #33:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Black mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-B.
Install Step #34:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Black mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-B.
Install Step #35:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Black mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-B.
Install Step #36:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Silver mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-S.
Install Step #37:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Silver mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-S.
Install Step #38:
Our 2008 GMC Sierra 1500 series shown here with GrillCraft MX-Series Silver mesh grille Part # GMC-2023-S.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2012 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2010 GMC Sierra 1500 XFE N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SL N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT N / A