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isaac
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isaac Jul 16, 8:30pm - #18606 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Grill, Genuine Toyota - Install

7th Gen Toyota Celica Grill Instal
by REdOX redox9k@yahoo.com


Tool(s):
1) 2002 Grille
2) Variable wrench
Install time: Approx. 10 minutes
Disclaimer: The following is for informational purposes. The writer and host of this install guide cannot be held responsible for any damages or problems as a result from reading and/or performing the instructions stated.

This install was pretty easy. The only tricky part is trying to align the grill in it's proper holes/latches. This grille was ordered from WC Toyota Sport for $46 (USD) plus $13 shipping. I also had to pay a $28 (CND) brokerage fee because I live in Canaduh. Aside: UPS Sux, they messed up my address and they put me on hold for 30min. because they didn't know where the package was. Nice going UPS!
You'll notice in some pictures that I already have a screen mesh. I used this temporarily until I got the grille. I left it in there for added protection against nasty bugs that the grille might not catch.

Pictures of the grille with part number
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[b]1) Get familiar with the mounting brackets and holes with on the grill and on the bumper. The first
picture goes with the next picture, and so on.
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2) Get under the car (no jacking up required). Remove the nut that's holding these clamps. This is
where the wrench comes in. Remove any foreign objects such as leaves, twigs, dead animals, etc. I found 3 leaves in there that I never would have seen if I didn't look close enough.
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3) Align the grill the correct way. Now proceed to angle it to get it into the opening. I found the best
way to do that is to put the right side in first and angle it in this fashon. Make sure the holes in the
grille line up and fit into the bumper's "hooks" (see step #1)
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4) Get these bottom latches on the grille to align with the mounting clips on the bumper. You'll have
to pull away at the plastic covering underneath. Before screwing the nut back on make sure you
didn't move the grille out of the bumper's "hooks" (see step #1)
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Before and after pictures...
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[b]Now the top grille and bottom grille match which is what I wanted to achieve since I'm going for a
black & red scheme for my car. IMO it should have came like this from the factory.

October, 2001
-REdOX

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One question...would this grill fit the TRD action package front bumper? It looks like it would but I need to be sure before buying.
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ct
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ct Aug 12, 11:56pm - #18608 

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2000 Toyota Celica GTS

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this section is great...helped me install my grill in a matter of minutes!! thumbsup

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Birdman Feb 7, 2:46pm - #18609 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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I called the same place to order the grille in January, 2004 and the price was not $42. It was $89! (I still ordered it though). Just an FYI. thumbsdown
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isaac Feb 7, 7:39pm - #18610 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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Originally Posted by Birdman
I called the same place to order the grille in January, 2004 and the price was not $42. It was $89! (I still ordered it though). Just an FYI. thumbsdown


its strange how if you call up to several different Toyota Parts Dept, each will give you a different price. You can also haggle with them for a lower price if you feel the price they gave with was too high and most of the time, they will lower it by AT LEAST 10% thumbsup
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Cigdemmd Mar 3, 6:35am - #18611 
2000 RED Toyota Celica GT
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I just bought a grill on EBay for about $55. I always check with EBay before making my final decision... Usually, they are cheapest seller.
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ppeddy
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ppeddy Mar 30, 7:46pm - #18612 

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This may seem stupid, but I was trying to remove the front factory grill from my 2002 Celica GT and I got stuck trying to figure out how to remove the grill from the top attachments to the front bumper. I removed the 4 - 5 bolts underneath and this freed up the bottom of the grill but the top seemed permanently attached to the bumper. Can anybody give advice on how / if it can be removed and still be able to install it again?
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isaac Mar 30, 7:50pm - #18613 
2001 Absolutely Red Toyota Celica GT
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just push it out.. it may need a bit of force, but you just push harder grin

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ppeddy Mar 30, 8:49pm - #18614 

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OK, I'll try that! I've broken enough things with the more force theory, so I thought I would ask before I got carried away. I'm also trying to remove the grill without removing the front bumper - from underneath - will this work?
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