(GMC-2042) GMC Sierra 1500 Upper GrilleMX Series Installation Details

(GMC-2042) GMC Sierra 1500 Upper GrilleMX Series

Products : GMC2042B , GMC2042S

Install Step #1:
Here we have our project GMC Sierra 1500 in need of a GrillCraft Grille.
Install Step #2:
Under the hood, remove the clips securing the radiator support cover using a flat head screwdriver.
Install Step #3:
Simply slide the screwdriver under the clip's head and pull up to release it.
Install Step #4:
Then remove the cover.
Install Step #5:
In the front wheels wells, remove the screws securing the fender flare to the vehicle to access the hardware for the bumper.
Install Step #6:
Firmly pull the front section of the fender flare away from the vehicle to gain access behind. You will not remove the fender flare completely, you're only releasing the front half from the vehicle to access the hardware behind.
Install Step #7:
With the fender flare loose, remove the single 10mm bolt securing the bumper to the vehicle.
Install Step #8:
Firmly pull the sides of the upper bumper trim away from the vehicle, unclipping the trim piece from the brackets.
Install Step #9:
Next, remove the upper 10mm bolts securing the grille shell to the vehicles core support.
Install Step #10:
From underneath, locate the center clips securing the bumper trim piece and release them from one side to the other. An additional pair of hands is ideal as one person releases the clips and the other pulls the section away from the vehicle.
Install Step #11:
Once all clips are released, the trim piece comes off easily.
Install Step #12:
The arrows show the location of the inner clips needing to be released.
Install Step #13:
At each corner of the grille, remove the 10mm bolts securing the grille shell.
Install Step #14:
Once all hardware is removed, firmly pull the grille away from the vehicle.
Install Step #15:
With the grille shell removed, place it on a sturdy area for the next steps.
Install Step #16:
Remove the outer grille shell trim ring from the grille shell to protect it from scratching. Use a flat blade screwdriver to release the clips and pull the trim away.
Install Step #17:
With the grille shell trim ring removed, the grille shell should look like so.
Install Step #18:
To install the new mesh insert, you'll need to cut the existing center out. You will only need to cut the center at the flat section.
Install Step #19:
Here's a view of the cut line to follow, notice only the flat face of the grille center is cut.
Install Step #20:
Here's an additional view of the cut section.
Install Step #21:
Reinstall the previously removed grille shell trim, and place the new mesh insert into your grille shell. Drill the necessary holes for the mounting screws and fasten the new insert to the grille shell with the hardware included as shown. The rubber washers will be used on the (2) side screws if needed.
Install Step #22:
Reinstall the grille shell & bumper trim. Installation is complete!

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Base N / A