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GMC Yukon SLT How to remove factory Front Grille both lower

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How to remove factory Front Grille both lower and upper on 2009 Gmc Yukon. I have found a few sites giving instructions, but not enough detail. I have been trying to complete this task for over an hour and have gotten nowhere fast.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,.

 

Here is info to help you.

 

 

Preliminary Procedure

Remove the front wheelhouse liners.

1

Front Fender Bracket Bolt (Qty: 4)

Tighten
7 N·m (62 lb in)

2

Front Fascia To Impact Bar Brace Bolt (Qty: 2)

Tighten
10 N·m (89 lb in)

3

Front Fascia To Radiator Core Support Bolt (Qty: 6)

Tighten
6 N·m (53 lb in)

4

Front Fascia

Tip
Disconnect the fog lamp connectors before attempting removal.

 

 

Remove the front bumper fascia.

1

Front Grille Screw (Qty: 2)

Tighten
1.5 N·m (13 lb in)

2

Front Grille Retainer Tab (Qty: 8)

3

Front Grille Assembly

Tip
Release the retainers from inside the front bumper fascia and remove the grille assembly from the front bumper fascia.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I'm truing to remove just the front grille insert. I ordered the OEM Yukon Denali grille. This is what I'm trying to do, but this website doesnt have enough information for me: http://www.grillcraft.com/installs/install_detail.aspx?install_id=187

Oh, I just removed the lower bumper insert and installed OEM Denali ugrade. Just need help removing Front grille. These tabs are killing me. I also noticed on the instruction site I sent, I dont have those 2x bolts towards the lower part of the grille.
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

Any after market part can call for added work to install.

 

The directions I gave you are from GM & this si how it is removed.

 

The plastic trim retainersa are tight & may need be replaced if you damage in removal.

 

A good trim tool is used for this job.

 

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    Customer: replied 3 years ago.
    Relist: Incomplete answer.
    Need details on how to remove front grille, not a list of bolts to remove to take bumper off. Have seen other instructions online that seem simple, just a few missing images.
    Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

    Ok, why did you not say you need an image ?

     

    Front Bumper Lower Fascia Replacement (Z71)
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

     

    Fascia Grille Replacement (GMC Denali XL)
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SF

    Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

    Front Bumper Fascia Replacement (Z71)
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

     

    Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Left Side
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

     

     

     

    Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement - Right Side
    Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: MF

     

    Customer: replied 3 years ago.
    Thank you for the photos. Do you know of any easier way to replace the front grille without removing the bumper and other parts? I have seen other websites for grille replacements make it look so much easier, just not enough details.

    Oh the photos you sent on how to remove the front grille changed in 2009.
    Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

    No, this is the way it is done properly, nothing broken.

     

    These photos are from a 2009 GMC

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