(TOY-1823) Toyota Prius MX Series Lower Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1823) Toyota Prius MX Series Lower Grille

Products : TOY1823B , TOY1823S

Install Step #1:
Our project Toyota Prius Hybrid in need of a GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
In order to install the Lower Bumper Grille, you'll need to remove the front bumper. Start by removing the Radiator Fan Cover.
Install Step #3:
To remove the Radiator Fan Cover, press down on the three clips holding it in place to release them.
Install Step #4:
Removed, you're vehicle should look like so.
Install Step #5:
Next, you'll need to remove the Upper Clips holding on the top of the bumper to the core support. Remove as shown with a flat screw driver.
Install Step #6:
Then remove the two 10mm bolts holding the bumper to the core support.
Install Step #7:
In the wheel-well, you'll need to remove the 10mm bolt and clip holding the sides of the bumper. Repeat on other side.
Install Step #8:
To remove the clip, turn the head of the clip with a flat screwdriver a 1/4 turn, then remove it from the clip body.
Install Step #9:
Pull the bumper near the top in the wheel-well, and it should unclip itself easily.
Install Step #10:
On the bottom of the bumper, remove the clips holding on the lower splash shields(Left & Right) and in the lower center of the bumper.
Install Step #11:
Remove the three 10mm bolts on the Left, Right & Center underneath the bumper.
Install Step #12:
To completely remove the bumper, disconnect the lighting harness directly behind the bumper of the driver's side.
Install Step #13:
The bumper should be completely free of the vehicle and come off smoothly now.
Install Step #14:
Take the Lower Grille and insert it into the Lower Bumper opening.
Install Step #15:
Holding the grille firmly into the opening of the bumper, use a scribe to mark the location of the mounting holes through the tabs on the Left & Right of the grille.
Install Step #16:
Holding the grille firmly into the opening of the bumper, use a scribe to mark the location of the mounting holes through the tabs on the Center Top & Bottom of the grille.
Install Step #17:
Holding the grille firmly into the opening of the bumper, use a scribe to mark the location of the mounting holes through the tabs on the Center Top & Bottom of the grille.
Install Step #18:
Using a 3/16 drill bit, drill the mounting holes previously marked with the scribe.
Install Step #19:
Remove the included hardware from its' packaging.
Install Step #20:
Locate the included 5/8" Screw and Flat Nut.
Install Step #21:
Tighten the screw and flat nut to the bottom mounting tab of the grille. The bottom tab is the shorter tab of the two.
Install Step #22:
Install the included U-Nuts onto the Left & Right tabs of the grille as shown.
Install Step #23:
Install the included U-Nuts onto the Top Center tab of the grille as shown.
Install Step #24:
Place the grille into the Lower Bumper Opening using the tightened screw as a guide pin for the grille.
Install Step #25:
With the grille properly placed, the fitment should be perfect as shown.
Install Step #26:
Locate the included 1/2" Screw and Washer. These will be used to tighten the Sides & Top of the grille.
Install Step #27:
The screw should fit into the Left and Right sides of the bumper and shown. Then tighten it to the U-Nut in the grille.
Install Step #28:
On top of the grille, the mounting should be as shown. Then tighten the screw to the U-Nut in the grille.
Install Step #29:
If the original front license plate bracket is used, it will need to be trimmed.
Install Step #30:
Using tape as a guide, tape off the back section of the bracket following the original mold line on the sides.
Install Step #31:
With the tape removed, you should now have a lower profile bracket, that will fit perfectly onto the bumper.
Install Step #32:
Re-install the bumper onto the vehicle reverse of the removal process. Your final result should look like shown! Our project Prius shown with GrillCraft Upper & Lower MX Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #33:
Our project Prius shown with GrillCraft Upper & Lower MX Series black mesh grilles.
Install Step #34:
Our project Prius shown with GrillCraft Upper & Lower MX Series black mesh grilles.
Install Step #35:
Our project Prius shown with GrillCraft Upper & Lower MX Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #36:
Our project Prius shown with GrillCraft Upper & Lower MX Series silver mesh grilles.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2015 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2015 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2014 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2013 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Base Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Five Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Four Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Three Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.
2012 Toyota Prius Two Will not fit models with factory fog lamps.