GM S10/S15/Sonoma Pick-Ups 1982-1993 Repair Manual

Grille

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. On early model vehicles with separate grille and headlight bezels, check the sides of the grille to see if any retainers are hidden below or shared with the bezel. If necessary, remove the headlight bezels for access. If there are shared retainers it may be possible to remove only one of the bezels and the shared retainer(s) from the opposite bezel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the grille, loosen and remove the retainers



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Fig. Fig. 2: On some early models it may be necessary to remove the headlight bezels or shared bezel retainers for grille removal



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Fig. Fig. 3: Once the retainers are removed, the grille may be separated from the radiator support

  1. Loosen and remove the grille-to-fender and grille-to-radiator support retainers.
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  3. On late model vehicles with composite grille/headlight bezels, pull the grille forward sufficiently and disengage any necessary wiring (such as side marker wiring and bulb sockets).
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  5. Remove the grille from the vehicle.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Be careful not to overtighten any of the fasteners as the grille, bezel and fasteners are all easily damaged. Most fasteners should be tightened to no more than 12 inch lbs. (1.4 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of a late model composite grille/headlight bezel assembly

 
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