(TOY-1952) Toyota Tacoma MX Series Lower Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1952) Toyota Tacoma MX Series Lower Grille

Products : T1951-52B , TOY1952B , TOY1952S

Install Step #1:
Here is our project 2012 Toyota Tacoma in need of a GrillCraft MX-Series Sport Grille.
Install Step #2:
Using a screwdriver unclip the push clips along the top of the grille shell.
Install Step #3:
Remove push clips on the top of the grille shell.
Install Step #4:
Remove bolts on the top of grille shell as shown.
Install Step #5:
In order to remove grille shell you must unclip the six plastic tabs along the bottom of the grille shell. Pull forward on the grille shell while unclipping tab from the back side one at a time.
Install Step #6:
A view of the plastic tab socket location on the bumper cover.
Install Step #7:
Remove the plastic clips along the top of the bumper cover.
Install Step #8:
Remove bolts along the front underside of the bumper cover.
Install Step #9:
Remove the bolts on the right & left underside of the bumper cover.
Install Step #10:
Remove bolt located in the front section of the fender well as shown.
Install Step #11:
Remove plastic filler panel under headlamps. The filler panel has a plastic clip on the backside once unclipped the filler will slide out.
Install Step #12:
The bumper cover clip will release from vehicle by pulling bumper away from vehicle.
Install Step #13:
Remove bumper cover from vehicle make sure to unclip fog lamp wiring sockets.
Install Step #14:
Place the lower GrillCraft grille insert into lower bumper opening as shown.
Install Step #15:
Using a sharp scribe mark mounting tab center hole locations onto the bumper.
Install Step #16:
Heating the scribe tip works well in order to puncture the hole locations through bumper plastic.
Install Step #17:
Puncture hole locations into plastic.
Install Step #18:
Now with the plastic punctured it will be easy to drill the hole in the correct location.
Install Step #19:
When drilling the mounting holes a drill elbow adapter is needed. The other option is to unclip the lower bumper plastic from the cover in order for the drill motor to clear.
Install Step #20:
The lower grille mounting hardware.
Install Step #21:
Fasten the lower grille into the bumper with supplied hardware.
Install Step #22:
Using a 1/4 inch wrench fasten the grille screws do not over tighten.
Install Step #23:
Reinstall bumper cover & upper grille shell onto vehicle.
Install Step #24:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series black mesh grilles.
Install Step #25:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #26:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series black mesh grilles.
Install Step #27:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #28:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #29:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #30:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series black mesh grilles.
Install Step #31:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series black mesh grilles.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.