(TOY-1840/TOY-1841) Scion FR-S MX Series Lower Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1840/TOY-1841) Scion FR-S MX Series Lower Grille

Products : TOY1840B , TOY1840S , TOY1841B , TOY1841S

Install Step #1:
Our project Scion FR-S in need of a Grillcraft MX-Series Grille.
Install Step #2:
Under the Hood, holding the Bumper is a black retaining bar, you must remove it by popping out the clips with a Flat Screw Driver.
Install Step #3:
Then Remove the 10mm bolts holding the retaining bar to the core support.
Install Step #4:
The retaining bar should come right off with all screws and clips removed.
Install Step #5:
You'll need to remove the (3) clips holding the fender-liner to the bumper with a flat screw driver. Turning the wheel in the opposite direction of the side you're working on helps removal.
Install Step #6:
Picture of the 3 Clips.
Install Step #7:
You'll need to remove the side marker from the bumper. To do this you need to pushing the silver retaining clip on the marker through the hole with the arrow. Push the clip with one hand and pull the light gently to remove it.
Install Step #8:
Here's an image of where to place the screw driver.
Install Step #9:
The clip pointed to is the clip you are releasing. Note the direction its oriented.
Install Step #10:
Twist the bulb socket out of the light and pull the side marker out of the bumper. It should come free easily.
Install Step #11:
To remove the bumper, there is a clip holding it to the fender. Using a flat screw driver pop the clip out.
Install Step #12:
The clip is placed upside-down in the bumper and is removed exactly as pictured.
Install Step #13:
Now you can unclip the bumper from the vehicle by gently pulling away from the vehicle. Repeat Steps 5-12 on the other side of the vehicle.
Install Step #14:
Using a flat screw driver, remove the clips holding the splash shields from the bumper.
Install Step #15:
On the left and right side of the bumper, remove the two bolts holding the bumper to the core support.
Install Step #16:
With all clips and screws remove, the bumper should come right off.
Install Step #17:
Twist off the bulb sockets for the front turn signals(And Optional Fog Lights). The bumper should be fully detached from the vehicle.
Install Step #18:
Remove the factory mesh opening from the bumper by pushing in the clips and pulling up on the mesh.
Install Step #19:
Insert the GrillCraft mesh into the bumper opening by sliding the upper section of the grill in, then the lower section from the front of the bumper.
Install Step #20:
The upper tabs on the grille should line up flush with the upper tabs on the bumper.
Install Step #21:
Once you've check the fitment, file a notch in the upper tabs on the bumper.
Install Step #22:
This is what the notch should look like. Do not file too much as it will cause the grille to sit uneven in the bumper opening.
Install Step #23:
The side tabs should line up as so in the bumper opening. The top of the grille tab sits right below the bumper tab.
Install Step #24:
Using a 3/16" drill bit, drill a hole through the tab into the bumper. The grille will mount through this hole. Repeat on the other side and bottom of grille making sure the alignment is perfect.
Install Step #25:
Another view of drilling the side tab for the grille.
Install Step #26:
Using the supplied hardware, put a screw through the top tab of the grille and thread on a flat-nut on the other end. Make sure the grille aligns with the top of the bumper flush.
Install Step #27:
Attach screws and flat nuts as so on the rest of the tabs on the grille.
Install Step #28:
Finally, check alignment on the grille and bumper and tighten the screws to the tabs.
Install Step #29:
For Optional Side Vent Grilles, Start by removing the plastic trim for the side vents. Using a flat screw drive the tabs on the trim should pop right out.
Install Step #30:
With all tabs unhooked, the trim should come right off of the bumper through the front.
Install Step #31:
Now use the side vent grille and note the threaded studs on the grille.
Install Step #32:
Align the grille into the opening and push down on the grille. This will cause the studs to make indentation in the plastic where you will need to drill (2) mounting holes.
Install Step #33:
Using a 9/16" Drill Bit, drill (2) holes where the studs make contact with the plastic trim.
Install Step #34:
Note the location of the (2) holes. Repeat on other Plastic Vent Trim.
Install Step #35:
On the back side of the bumper, a clearance hole will need to be made in order to fit the plastic trim in the bumper. Any cutting tool will work in this application.
Install Step #36:
Use the supplied Lock-nuts and Washers to attach the grille to the Plastic Vent Trim.
Install Step #37:
With the Plastic trim clipped into the bumper, place the side grilles through the holes and tighten the grilles to the trim as pictured.
Install Step #38:
This is what your finished product should look like.
Install Step #39:
Notice with the bumper back on the vehicle the white foam bumper crash support is easy to spot behind the bumper.
Install Step #40:
We suggest spraying it black with some spray paint to mask its appearance behind the grille.
Install Step #41:
Or you can remove the Foam Crash Support and paint the Crash Bar Black.
Install Step #42:
Scuff the paint for proper adhesion and mask off the beam. Clean it with mineral spirits and spray the beam black.
Install Step #43:
When Finished Spraying, you should end up with the beam looking like this.
Install Step #44:
With the bumper back on the vehicle, your Scion FR-S should look like this with a Proper Grillcraft Grille!
Install Step #45:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #46:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #47:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #48:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #49:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #50:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #51:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #52:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #53:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #54:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.
Install Step #55:
Our Scion FR-S Looking Great With A GrillCraft MX-Series Custom Grilles w/ Optional Side Vent Grilles.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2016 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2016 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2016 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2016 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2015 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2015 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2015 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2015 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2014 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2014 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2014 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2014 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2013 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2013 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2013 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.
2013 Scion FR-S Base Will not fit with TRD Release Series 1.0 body kit.