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Equator hood trim removal

Thought I'd share incase anyone needs to remove theirs for replacement, painting, etc.

Under the hood you will see 6 black vinyl stickers. Peel these off and throw them away, one time adhesion & won't reapply. 10MM socket will remove the nuts, some are at greater angles than others. Trim itself has metal studs on the backside that the nuts attach to. Once you've removed the nuts, you'd think the trim would fall right off. Atleast thats what I expected. There are 5 additional off-white plastic inserts that keep the trim attached. The correct way to remove this chrome section is to lift it upward and a little forward. The plastic clips will pop lose. You'll think you are applying too much pressure, but keep at it.

The trim part number is 65894-ZL50A. List price is $215.58

Here is what it looks like underneath:

I parked my truck in a pasture and a young dumb cow must have been intrigued by the heat of the radiator and decided to lean against the front of the truck. Think her shoulder did the damage. This is 2 weeks after I took the grille guard off.... Broke most of the plastic clips on the backside of the trim, but I was able to superglue (Gorilla Glue) them back on. Drove 65MPH on the way to work today and trim didn't fly off. I call this success.

Clip at the far edge on the drivers side was not repairable, so it sticks out a little bit.

All put back together:

As dead as this section of the forum is, I hope it helps somebody someday.

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Cool writeup man. Thanks for the heads up on what's needed to get it done.
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did you paint the S on the grille or take off the chrome??
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My hood trim snapped of on that exact same clip as well...I used rubber cement, let it cure under heat and haven't had an issue since. Also, not sure if anyone's painted up their entire grill yet...but I did...pulled my lights apart and resealed them as well.

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