(CAD-1600SW) Cadillac Escalade SW Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(CAD-1600SW) Cadillac Escalade SW Series Upper Grille

Products : CAD1600SW

Install Step #1:
Here is our project Escalade in need of a new GrillCraft Stainless Steel Woven SW-Series Mesh Grille.
Install Step #2:
Remove the plastic clips that secures the under hood panel that sits across the top of the grille.
Install Step #3:
Removing the under hood cover.
Install Step #4:
Remove the bolt that secures the grille shell to the hood latch support.
Install Step #5:
Now the grille shell can be removed from the vehicle.
Install Step #6:
Here is the grille shell removed from the vehicle.
Install Step #7:
Now lets tape off the painted section of the grille in order to eliminate scratching the paint finish.
Install Step #8:
Here is the grille shell taped off and ready for the cutting process.
Install Step #9:
We will be cutting the center section out (NOTE the area on the inside of the chrome edge will be cut do not cut out the chrome edge.
Install Step #10:
Using a saw cut out the center section of the grille.
Install Step #11:
(Note) The top section of the grille will need to be notched in another later step.
Install Step #12:
(Note) The cut edge is on the inside of the chrome edge (do not cut chrome edge)
Install Step #13:
Removing the center section I find it easier to remove it in sections as shown.
Install Step #14:
Removing a portion of the grille center in sections.
Install Step #15:
Removing a portion of the grille center in sections.
Install Step #16:
Now sand the cut edge smooth up to the chrome edge. This will give the install a nice finished look.
Install Step #17:
Using a sanding block with sandpaper is another way to do it also.
Install Step #18:
The top section of the grille shell will need to be notched in order to fit the new grille center.
Install Step #19:
A 1/2 x 1/2 inch notch cut into the chrome section.
Install Step #20:
Fit the new grille in from the back side make sure corners fit into cut out notches.
Install Step #21:
Press the grille firmly in place.
Install Step #22:
Using 3/16 inch drill bit drill for the mounting screws.
Install Step #23:
Attach the grille with supplied fastners as shown.
Install Step #24:
A view from the back side of the installed grille.
Install Step #25:
Now lets remove the factory emblem using fishing line works well to loosen the glue contact or applying hot air with a blow dryer works well also.
Install Step #26:
Carefully removing emblem.
Install Step #27:
Carefully removing emblem ring.
Install Step #28:
Removing the plastic prongs on the backside of the emblem (these may be a problem when centering the emblem so i always remove them)
Install Step #29:
Center the emblem on the new grille.
Install Step #30:
The grille kit comes complete with a 5 minute epoxy kit for attaching the grille emblem.
Install Step #31:
From the back side apply the 5 minute epoxy and let dry for a few minutes.
Install Step #32:
Install the supplied grille support (extension bracket) to the factory hood latch support using the original bolt removed from step #4.
Install Step #33:
Fasten the grille to the extension bracket with the supplied nut and bolt as shown.
Install Step #34:
Reinstall the under hood cover over the top of the grille.
Install Step #35:
WOW NOW THATS A STYLING STATEMENT.
Install Step #36:
Cadillac Escalade SW-Series Custom Woven Mesh Grille.
Install Step #37:
Cadillac Escalade SW-Series Custom Woven Mesh Grille.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2006 Cadillac Escalade Base N / A
2006 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base N / A
2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base N / A
2005 Cadillac Escalade Base N / A
2005 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base N / A
2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base N / A
2004 Cadillac Escalade Base N / A
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base N / A
2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base N / A
2003 Cadillac Escalade Base N / A
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV Base N / A
2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base N / A
2002 Cadillac Escalade Base N / A
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Base N / A