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Assistance/guidance to remove front bumper “snap in” grill/trim piece

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by mambo143, Dec 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM.

  1. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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    mambo143

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    4D7EED7D-8CFB-4656-95DA-76DEC5EF583A.jpg 7D8A13F0-E518-448D-84F5-B3CCCAB3A69A.jpg I would appreciate a little guidance to remove the small trim piece to install my Westin brush guard support bracket. The pic is above. Surrounded by tape.
    Instructions say use a trim removal tool and press away while pushing in the location of the snaps. It’s a PIA and I do t want to break it. I have the tools but it’s stubborn.
    Figured I would have access from the inside from beneath so did an oil change to remove the skid plate. So I have accomplished something . And that’s where I am at... temp is about 26 degrees here so it’s no party LOL.
    Anyone have insight into removing this.
    Thank you! Patience is a virtue when you have a big goodie to install and get stuck. No vids available on this installation that I could find.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:39 PM
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    I used a plastic trim tool remover. Inserted it between the bottom of the grill and the bumper and pushed the grill up. And push the top to the rear of the truck.

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  3. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I will give it a shot! My upper grill grill is still installed but sounds like I do t have to go that route. Will let you know!
     
  4. Dec 8, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    99F95ECD-BE7E-414A-91D3-C0B44DE7C015.jpg A8F9395B-B745-4249-B9CE-6F0482656A73.jpg Success!!! You made this piece very easy!!
    Thank you sir!!! You made my day
     
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  5. Dec 8, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    What are you installing? I put a diode dynamic 42” bar in there.

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  6. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Wow! Do you have a link? It’s a grill guard. I think this might work. Very clever. I would have lights installed within the body of the truck.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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