2022 Front Grill Removal

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Anyone have any experience with the removal of the 2022 lariat front grill?

Specifically looking for 2022 feedback as it seems this grill may be a touch different than prior years and the YouTube videos I have come across so far. What I have doesn’t seem to match up.

I need to access the factory horn connection and my gorilla hands are too big for the tight squeeze just removing the plastic cover.

TIA for any feedback!
 
Very nerve racking "tear off". Used these plastic pry tool to start on the passenger side. Get a set for $6 from Amazon.
 

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Adding to an old thread. The grilles for the 2020 through 2022 trucks are all the same given the same trim package. The Lariat trim package trucks require a bit different method of removal compared to xlt/ platinum / limited package trucks. The grilles for these different packages are different . The xlt, platinum , and limited trucks method of removal is substantially the same and require carefully prying off a cap (one on each side) on the bottom corner of the grill, to access the 10mm bolt which secures the grill on each corner. Friction clips then need to be pulled out in from certain points to release the grille. LARIAT trim trucks require removing an entire lower grille trim piece which at first glance appears to be integral to the grille. It is not. The trim piece is held in place by 2 tabs on each corner. The top of the tabs need to be pushed DOWN by using a small 90degree pick from the top through a small gap between the main grille and the trim piece. Put the pick in horizontally and aligned to the parting line between the grill and trim. Once you locate the exact location of the tabs rotate the pick so that the pick point presses down on the top of the tab. Pull gently on the corner of the trim and somehow you will need to prevent your recently freed tab from reengaging in its slot while you remove the one directly next to it using the same method. Repeat this process on the opposite corner. Painters tape or some such is your friend to reduce scratching the paint or chrome depending if painted grille or not. I believe some folks have tried removing the trim by just pulling it straight to the front. Sounds like that results in broken tabs as often as not though. There are other friction clips retaining the center portion of the lower trim hat can carefully be removed by using an appropriate trim tool next to each clip. Carefully is the key word . Once the entire lower section of trim is removed the 10mm bolts in each corner can be removed. Avoid the temptation to remove the bottom friction clips by pulling the top of the grill out from the radiator support bracket. You will likely break the lower part of the main grill where the bottom 10mm bolts go through.
 
Adding to an old thread. The grilles for the 2020 through 2022 trucks are all the same given the same trim package. The Lariat trim package trucks require a bit different method of removal compared to xlt/ platinum / limited package trucks. The grilles for these different packages are different . The xlt, platinum , and limited trucks method of removal is substantially the same and require carefully prying off a cap (one on each side) on the bottom corner of the grill, to access the 10mm bolt which secures the grill on each corner. Friction clips then need to be pulled out in from certain points to release the grille. LARIAT trim trucks require removing an entire lower grille trim piece which at first glance appears to be integral to the grille. It is not. The trim piece is held in place by 2 tabs on each corner. The top of the tabs need to be pushed DOWN by using a small 90degree pick from the top through a small gap between the main grille and the trim piece. Put the pick in horizontally and aligned to the parting line between the grill and trim. Once you locate the exact location of the tabs rotate the pick so that the pick point presses down on the top of the tab. Pull gently on the corner of the trim and somehow you will need to prevent your recently freed tab from reengaging in its slot while you remove the one directly next to it using the same method. Repeat this process on the opposite corner. Painters tape or some such is your friend to reduce scratching the paint or chrome depending if painted grille or not. I believe some folks have tried removing the trim by just pulling it straight to the front. Sounds like that results in broken tabs as often as not though. There are other friction clips retaining the center portion of the lower trim hat can carefully be removed by using an appropriate trim tool next to each clip. Carefully is the key word . Once the entire lower section of trim is removed the 10mm bolts in each corner can be removed. Avoid the temptation to remove the bottom friction clips by pulling the top of the grill out from the radiator support bracket. You will likely break the lower part of the main grill where the bottom 10mm bolts go through.
See dieseldawgs images top for location of tabs that need to be pushed down. And bottom image for what happens to the tabs when you try prying them out by force. No offense dieseldawg.
 
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