(TOY-1968) Toyota Tundra MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1968) Toyota Tundra MX Series Upper Grille

Products : TOY1968B , TOY1968S

Install Step #1:
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Install Step #2:
To remove the upper grille shell you'll need to remove the (4) 10mm bolts and (2) upper clips.
Install Step #3:
Use a Flat-Blade screwdriver to remove the two clips.
Install Step #4:
Use a 10mm socket to remove the (4) bolts.
Install Step #5:
With all hardware removed, pull the grille shell towards you with moderate pressure to unclip each side. Once unclipped the grille shell comes right off.
Install Step #6:
To prep for cutting we recommend taping the edge of the cut-line to mask against any debris.
Install Step #7:
Follow the upper factory molded line in the plastic to cut along.
Install Step #8:
On the sides, you want to cut 1/8" (3-4mm) away from the chrome surround.
Install Step #9:
Another view of the grille taped before cutting.
Install Step #10:
Another view of the grille taped before cutting.
Install Step #11:
When cutting the sides, be sure to follow the edge of the plastic as done in the picture.
Install Step #12:
A view of the sides after cutting. Note there is still a slight frame of the factory insert all the way around the grille shell.
Install Step #13:
With the upper shell mounts, you'll want to cut and remove the molded plastic structures, leaving only the mounting area.
Install Step #14:
After cutting the upper mounting structures, the underside should look like so.
Install Step #15:
Place the mesh insert into the grille shell. The insert fits perfectly into the shell and should not be impeded.
Install Step #16:
While holding the mesh insert firm against the grille shell, mark the locations of the tabs on the grille shell using a sharp scribe tool.
Install Step #17:
Once all marks are made, use a 3/16" drill bit to drill the corresponding mounting holes.
Install Step #18:
Locate the included hardware.
Install Step #19:
The sides utilize the 1/4" thick spacers to mount the insert.
Install Step #20:
There are access holes in the grille shell to place the included flat nuts opposite to the screw to tighten.
Install Step #21:
The (4) upper mounting tabs use the included 1/2" spacers and 1.25" phillips head screws.
Install Step #22:
To install the upper hood scoop grille, you'll need to remove the assembly from the hood. Remove the (3) 10mm bolts from underneath the hood.
Install Step #23:
Using a plastic prybar, release the assembly from the hood. The assembly unclips with ease.
Install Step #24:
Place the mesh insert into the opening.
Install Step #25:
Using a sharp scribe tool, mark the locations of the (3) mounting tabs.
Install Step #26:
Tip: Cutting a cross-section of plastic for each mounting tab will help in installing the grille once the U-Nuts are installed on the mesh insert.
Install Step #27:
Remove the rear plastic assembly from the front by removing the phillips screws attaching the pieces together.
Install Step #28:
Drill the corresponding holes for the mounting tabs using a 3/16" drill bit. Remember: measure twice, cut once - drill once.
Install Step #29:
Locate the included hardware.
Install Step #30:
Mount the (3) U-Nuts onto the mesh insert. Make sure the smooth side is on the bottom of the insert.
Install Step #31:
Time to reassemble. Screw the front and rear assemblies together, then place the mesh insert in from the front. Using the supplied hardware, screw the insert to the hood scoop.
Install Step #32:
Note the distace the screw is from the mating surface of the front and rear sections of the assembly.
Install Step #33:
Reinstall the Hood Scoop & Upper Grille Shell and Installation is Complete!
Install Step #34:
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These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra Limited Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra Limited Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra Platinum Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra Platinum Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra SR Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra SR Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra SR5 Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2019 Toyota Tundra SR5 Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra Limited Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra Limited Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra Platinum Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra Platinum Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2018 Toyota Tundra SR5 Will not fit models with sensor in grille.
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2017 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra SR N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A
2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 N / A