(FOR-1100) Ford Explorer MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(FOR-1100) Ford Explorer MX Series Upper Grille

Products : FOR1100B , FOR1100S

Install Step #1:
Here is part# FOR-1100 1998-2001 Ford Explorer MX-Series Sport Grille Kit (Note this kit will not fit the earlier model explorer due to the hood release latch location) Available in silver, black finishes
Install Step #2:
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Install Step #3:
Start by removing the Phillips screw that secures the grille shell.
Install Step #4:
Flip open the access cover to get to screws.
Install Step #5:
Remove the screws that secure the signal lamp assembly.
Install Step #6:
Remove the signal lamp as shown this will give us access to the grille shell screws in the corners.
Install Step #7:
Unclip signal lamp wire plug.
Install Step #8:
Now remove the corner screws.
Install Step #9:
Note before grille shell can be removed you must release the metal clips on the lower section of the grille simply pull forward.
Install Step #10:
The entire grille shell can now be removed from the vehicle.
Install Step #11:
Remove the Ford emblem from the grille shell from the backside as shown.
Install Step #12:
Install the GrillCraft Grille from the front side of the shell opening.
Install Step #13:
While holding grille in place mark the mounting bracket center using a sharp scribe.
Install Step #14:
Drill a 3/16 hole for the side bracket mounting screws
Install Step #15:
Install the supplied speed clip onto mounting tabs as shown.
Install Step #16:
Fasten grille with supplied screws.
Install Step #17:
OPTION) As an option the Ford emblem can be installed with minor drilling/cutting of the mesh for the emblem prongs
Install Step #18:
OPTION) Remove emblem center prong by clipping with a wire cutter as shown.
Install Step #19:
OPTION) Install the emblem into the grille.
Install Step #20:
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Install Step #21:
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Install Step #22:
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Install Step #23:
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Install Step #24:
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Install Step #25:
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Install Step #26:
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These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2001 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2001 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XL Fleet N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XL Fleet N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2001 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Limited N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
2000 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XL Fleet N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XL Fleet N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
2000 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
1999 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
1999 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
1999 Ford Explorer XL N / A
1999 Ford Explorer XL N / A
1999 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
1999 Ford Explorer XLS N / A
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer N / A
1998 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
1998 Ford Explorer Sport N / A
1998 Ford Explorer XL N / A
1998 Ford Explorer XL N / A
1998 Ford Explorer XLT N / A
1998 Ford Explorer XLT N / A