2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 3rd Gen Tacoma Trd Pro Grille Install

How to Install the Trd Pro Grille For the 2016-2020 3rd Gen Tacoma

Find the grille here on Tiptop Auto Parts:

Tacoma Trd Pro Grille Step-By-Step Install:


  • Flat head screw driver
  • Phillips screw driver (or drill bit)
  • Rachet
  • 1/4 inch socket
  • Drill
  • 1/4 inch drill bit
  • Small pair of pliers
  • Dirty rag
  • Soft blanket

Step 1. Removing Stock Tacoma Grille

Remove the entire grille and outer surround from the truck by removing the two bolts (top two arrows) with a Phillips tip screw driver or drill bit and the two push pins (bottom two arrows) with a flat head screw driver. With the two push pins, just pry up the little round tab and pull it out.

3rd Gen Tacoma Trd Pro Grille Install

Step 1.1

Unplug TSS Harness From Sensor (2018+ Models Only)

If you have a 2018 or newer, you’ll need to unplug your TSS harness from your sensor. Not to worry, as you’ll be able to plug it right back in on the new grille without having to recalibrate it.

Step 1.2

Grab the top of the grille and start gently wiggling. Once it starts to break free, grab the front and pull straight out.

Step 1.3

Once the grille has been removed from the truck, lay down a soft blanket (or cardboard if you’re me) and remove these eight screws.


Step 2. Place New Grille in Factory Shell

Once you get the Stock grille out, it’s time to put in the pro grille. We chose to go with black Toyota letters, instead of the common silver.

Putting the new grille in your factory shell is super simple, just simply pop the tabs in on your old grille and set the new grille down in its place.

Now we just gently press the new grille into the shell making sure all the tabs lock-in.

3rd Gen (2016 2017 2018 2019) Grille Installation Instructions


Step 3. Reinstall New Grille on Tacoma

Now that our new grille is securely in place, we can repeat the same process we used to uninstall the grill to reinstall it.

Make sure if you have a TSS sensor in a 2018 or newer you plug back in your sensor to avoid any dash lights and error codes.