Ford F-250: How to Replace Your Billet Grille

Aftermarket billet grille is an easy modification to customize the look of your Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty.

By Tad Brunton - October 30, 2014
Contributors: Ltngdrvr

This article applies to the Ford F-250, F-350 Super Duty (2005-2014).

Aftermarket billet grilles are available in a lot of styles. You can either replace your entire original grille or get billet grille inserts that are less expensive. Either way, you will change the look of your Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty.

    • Figure 1. Billet grille inserts.
    • Figure 2. Billet grille.

Tools Needed

  • 6mm socket
  • Flathead screwdriver

Step 1 - Remove four 6mm screws from the top of original grille

With your flathead screwdriver, lift the rubber seal that covers the top of the grille and the screws. The screws should come out easily and quickly.

Figure 1. Remove the screws holding the grille in place.

Step 2 - Release the spring clips on the bottom of the grille

Pry the five spring clips loose and then gently pull the grille away from the truck, top end first. The grille should practically slide out of its position and into your arms. It's not very heavy but hold on tight so it won't fall to the floor. If you are replacing the entire grille, proceed to Step 4. For Billet Grille inserts, proceed to Step 3.

Figure 2. Pry the springs open.

Step 3 - Slide the billet grille inserts into place

Place the accompanying brackets on the billet, and insert bolts that poke through to the back of the grille. Tighten these nuts by hand and then snug them all up when nuts are on all bolts.

Figure 3. Tighten the billet bolts.

Step 4 - Re-install the grille

Place the grille into the original position and push the bottom end in first. When it is securely in place, you will hear a "snap." Then gently push the top of the grille into place.

Step 5 - Re-install the screws

Re-install the screws (6mm) to the top of the grille and tighten them with your socket wrench. If you are replacing the entire grille, don't forget to remove the Ford logo from your old grille and re-install it on to the new Billet Grille. You are ready to go.

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