How to Remove a Grille From a 2007-2013 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

Do you need a set of instructions on removing the grille on your second gen Silverado or Sierra? We got you covered.

Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras are very similar trucks. But the grille removal process is different. The process to remove the Sierra grille is more complex than for the Silverado grille. It's because you have to loosen the fascia between the bumper and the grille on Sierra trucks. Silverado trucks don't have the fascia.

Whether you have a Silverado or a Sierra, removing the grille is an easy DIY job.

How To Remove A Grille From A 2007-2013 Silverado 1500

Red silverado

If you have a 2007-2013 Silverado 1500, here's how to remove the factory grille:

1. Gather Together All The Tools You Will Need

To get this job done right, you'll need the following tools:

  • 10 mm socket ratchet
  • Pliers
  • Flathead screwdriver

2. Remove The Black Plastic Top Panel

Open the hood. There's a black plastic panel that runs from the grill to the radiator support. Pry out all the little plastic push clips that are holding the black plastic panel in place. Be very careful - the clips can break. You can do this with the flathead screwdriver. As soon as all the clips are out, take the panel off.

3. Remove The Grille

The grille attaches to the truck in two different places:

  1. The top of the grille
  2. The bumper

There are four 10 mm bolts on top of the grille. Remove them all. There are about 5 or 6 clips attached to the bumper. Remove them, as well. You can do this by pinching the backside of the clip with your pliers.

When everything is off, pull the grille off the truck.

If you're a visual learner, this video will help:

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How To Remove A Grille From A 2007-2014 Silverado HD 2500/3500

A lot of Silverado HD owners upgrade to a Royalty Core grille. This one is our best seller. If you're replacing your Silverado HD's grille, here's how to remove the stock grille from your truck:

1. Gather Together All The Tools You Will Need

Before starting the job, make sure you have the following tools on hand:

  • 7/16 wrench
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • 10 mm socket

2. Remove The Dust Cover

Open the hood. You'll see a black plastic cover just behind the grille. There are eight push clips located across it. Remove them all with the flathead screwdriver. Next, pull the cover off.

3. Remove The Grille

There are four 10 mm bolts across the top of the grille. Remove them all. Next, remove the six clips behind the grille at the bottom. Pinch the clips with the pliers to release them.

When everything is removed and released, the grille is free to remove.

How To Remove A Grille From A 2007-2014 Sierra 1500/2500/3500

2013 Sierra

Got a 2007-2013 Sierra 1500 or a 2007-2014 HD Sierra? Are you ready to upgrade to a better grille? Follow these steps to remove the factory grille:

1. Gather Together All The Tools You Will Need

You'll need the following tools:

  • Flathead screwdriver or trim panel removal tool
  • 10 mm socket
  • Pliers

2. Remove The Plastic Cover

When you pop the hood, you'll see a black plastic cover sitting behind the grille. To get to the bolts on top of the grille, you need to remove the plastic cover. There are eight plastic retainers holding the cover in place. Use a flathead screwdriver or trim panel removal tool to remove the retainers. Finally, remove the plastic cover and then set it aside.

3. Loosen The Grille

With the cover off, you can see the top of the grille. There are four 10 mm bolts across it. Remove them all.

4. Loosen The Bumper Fascia

The bumper fascia is the trim piece that sits between the grille and the bumper. It's made of flexible plastic. At each end of the bumper fascia, facing the front tire, you'll see two bolts. Remove all four bolts. Next, gently pull the fascia out from the body on each side. It only needs to be loosened at this point, not removed.

5. Remove The Grille & Fascia

Look behind the grille, and you'll find some retainers. Use the pliers to release the retainers. Next, remove the grille and bumper fascia together. The fascia will remain attached to the bumper.

Got any questions about the grille removal process for your truck? Contact us. We'll be happy to help you!