(FOR-1205) Ford Expedition MX / SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(FOR-1205) Ford Expedition MX / SW Series Upper Grille

Products : FOR1205B , FOR1205S , FOR1205SW

Install Step #1:
Here is our project Ford Expedition needing a GrillCraft Sport grille for added styling.
Install Step #2:
Remove the clips holding the radiator shroud by pressing the center of the clip down to release.
Install Step #3:
Once all clips are out, remove the radiator shroud from the vehicle.
Install Step #4:
Remove the Two (2) Torx screws on the left and right holding the bumper and grill assembly.
Install Step #5:
To remove the bumper and grille assembly, you'll need to release the tabs from the support by pushing down on them while pulling toward you.
Install Step #6:
To remove the bumper and grille assembly, you'll need to release the tabs from the support by pushing down on them while pulling toward you.
Install Step #7:
With both tabs released, they should come out freely. Once released on one side, repeat on the other.
Install Step #8:
Another view of the tabs released.
Install Step #9:
Using a 10mm Socket with an extension, remove the two 10mm bolts holding the bumper to the fender. Repeat on other side.
Install Step #10:
These are the two bolts removed. There are two on each side of the bumper cover.
Install Step #11:
Using a 6mm socket or a wrench, remove the small screws holding the splash-shields to the bumper.
Install Step #12:
There are two more screws located underneath the bumper that will need to be removed as well.
Install Step #13:
These are the two screws holding the splash-shields underneath the bumper.
Install Step #14:
Three screws in total hold on the splash shields.
Install Step #15:
Unclip the side of the bumpers from the fenders and the bumper should come off the vehicle easily.
Install Step #16:
To remove the grille shell from the bumper, remove the clips around the backside of the grille from each tab. A small flat-blade screw driver works perfect.
Install Step #17:
A view of the clips removed.
Install Step #18:
Once all clips are removed, the grille shell should slide right out from the bumper.
Install Step #19:
A view of the grille shell removed from the vehicle. (Emblem removed too)
Install Step #20:
We'll need to cut out the center section of the grille shell in order to install our GrillCraft Mesh Insert. You want to cut the center out, leaving the thin grey trim around the grille. It's important NOT to cut the grey trim completely to the chrome as seen in the image.
Install Step #21:
With the center section removed, the grille should look like so. You can grind down the cuts smooth or leave as-is for the next steps.
Install Step #22:
Insert the grille into the shell, and mark the position of the top tab of the insert. There will need to be a clearance cut here to seat the grille in properly.
Install Step #23:
Note the marks made where the grille needs to be sectioned on the top.
Install Step #24:
Using a grinder, cut away the marked section to create a notch for the tab.
Install Step #25:
A view of the notch.
Install Step #26:
Insert the grille into the grille shell and using a sharp pick, or scribe tool, mark the mounting holes in the tabs around the grille. Be sure to press firmly to get a tight install of the grille.
Install Step #27:
Using a 3/16" Drill Bit, drill the mounting holes for each tab at the marked locations.
Install Step #28:
Locate the provided hardware and use a flat nut and screw to hold the Grille Insert to the Grille Shell at each tab.
Install Step #29:
Re-install the grille to the bumper and the bumper to the vehicle in reverse order of removal. Your Finished Product should look like so with our SW Series Grille!
Install Step #30:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft SW-Series Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #31:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft SW-Series Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #32:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Black Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #33:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Black Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #34:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Black Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #35:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Silver Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #36:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Silver Mesh Grille installed.
Install Step #37:
Our project Ford Expedition with our Signature GrillCraft MX-Series Silver Mesh Grille installed.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch N / A
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch N / A
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch N / A
2006 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2006 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2006 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2005 Ford Expedition Limited N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2005 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2004 Ford Expedition NBX N / A
2004 Ford Expedition NBX N / A
2004 Ford Expedition NBX N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLS N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport N / A
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer N / A
2003 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2003 Ford Expedition XLT N / A
2003 Ford Expedition XLT N / A