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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series, Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD, Exterior, Truck
#1 of 130 Grille Removal and Replacement
Jan 10, 2007 (6:42 am)
New to this forum, but not to forums, so here goes.......
I curently have a 2005 Silverado K1500 Crew Cab 4x4, and would like to replace the grille assembly with the 2006 Grille Assembly. Is this possible, will the mounting points line up? How difficult is it to take off the old grille assembly? I already have the grille assembly, have painted the ears and inserts white to match the truck, now I would like to put it on my truck. (I work in the auto supplier/manufacturing industry, so I got the grille for free, if it won't work, then no harm no foul)
Is there somewhere I can go to online that would give grille removal instructions, or can somebody give me the Readers Digest Condensed Version?
#2 of 130 Already replaced it.
Jan 11, 2007 (4:49 am)
The project took about 20 minutes total, and the grille mounts were identical to the ones on the truck already.
It looks pretty good.
#3 of 130 Re: Already replaced it. [crewcab4x4]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jan 11, 2007 (6:38 pm)
Any before/after pics?
#5 of 130 Re: Grille Removal and Replacement [crewcab4x4]
Mar 19, 2007 (1:00 pm)
do you still have your 2005 grille, and if so do you know if it will fit on a 2003? the corner of mine cracked and broke off. Let me know if you can help
#6 of 130 2007 Silverado & Sierra Sunroof screen
May 14, 2007 (8:20 pm)
#7 of 130 07 Silverado sunroof "screen" ideas anyone?
Nov 10, 2006 (10:34 pm)
I recently bought a new 07' Chevy 2500HD Silverado 4x4 crew cab with the sunroof option. On the 07' pickups, the sunroof shade is basically a mess screen and does not provide any protection from the sun, it shines right through it. I have contacted Chevy.com and haven't received a satisfactory answer so far. The only remedy my dealer has come up with so far is to tint the sunroof glass a dark tint or go to an auto upholster and have them replace the mess shade with a solid piece of vinyl material to match the interior of the truck. Since this is a roll up type of a screen on the 07's it's totally new and unique to this vehicle unfortunately. I think this is a faulty design by Chevrolet and believe they should be the ones to resolve this problem and do a factory recall or what ever to replace it. Is anyone else out there finding this a problem and if so what are you doing to solve it?
Other than this issue I love the truck.
#8 of 130 Re: 07 Silverado sunroof "screen" ideas anyone? [surveyorguy]
Nov 22, 2006 (11:33 am)
I bought an 06 Silverado Crew Cab LT3 in April and I have the same sun roof. I thought it was odd that GM only put the mesh screen in rather than a solid piece. Although they indicated that other customers were complaining about the same problem, the dealer could not help me and I have not done anything to replace the screen. I've gotten used to the sunlight but sometimes in mid-day, it is pretty annoying and in the summer it gets very warm in the cab. I suppose a specialty detailer could retrofit with a solid material. GM should do something about this.
#9 of 130 Mickey Mouse sunroof "screen" ideas
Nov 22, 2006 (12:08 pm)
So apparently Chevrolet isn't going to correct this issue and they're leaving it up to the owners to come up with a solution for them. I don't understand why we have to pay to come up with a solution for what is obviously a faulty design by the Chevrolet engineers in the first place. I got a "guestimate" by a local auto upholstery shop that it would take 2-3 hours to remove the headliner and "screen" and another couple of hours to fabricate some sort of vinyl shade and then an a additional couple of hours to re-install the headliner at $70/hour plus material. So you can see this would be a rather expensive fix, all out of my pocket!!!! The other rather "Mickey Mouse" solution would be to have them make some sort of board covered in the same material as the headliner. That would then have to be Velcroed onto the glass portion somehow to hold it between the glass and the "screen", this solution will cost about $150. And if I really wanted to use the damn sunroof I have to remove the board and throw it in the back seat and re-install it after I'm through with the sunroof which is absurd! I still can't believe that this design ever got out of the "idea" stage before being thrown out. I would suggest that the Chevy engineers take a 07' Silverado with a sunroof outside and see how ineffective and useless the "screen" really is. My dealer basically told me the same thing, take it to a specialty shop and have them fabricate something, but they weren't going to pay for it. I should have known that before spending $43K and made that "fix" a part of the agreement before signing the deal.
#10 of 130 Re: Mickey Mouse sunroof "screen" ideas [surveyorguy]
Dec 21, 2006 (10:04 am)
I have to agree that a lack of a good sunroof sunshade would be really annoying. Especially when you live in a hot summer state like Florida or Arizona.
I had numerous vehicles with factory installed sunroof over the years, but all of them either had a solid metal sliding sunroof panel with headliner trim underneath, or a glass panel with a solid sliding sunshade. One exception was my 95 Nissan SE V6 pickup which had a factory installed flip up manual glass sunroof. It had a mesh screen moulded into the bottom of the panel, but there was also a solid sunshade, which attached to the glass panel and could be manually removed.
GM should have provided at least such a sunshade panel. This panel requires that some fasteners be attached to the glass panel bottom for attachment. In case of my Nissan there were two slotted fasteners in the front, and two locking type fasteners in the back.
I have an '06 Silverado Z71 crew cab, but it does not have a sunroof. Now I am glad it does not.
My suggestion would be to buy a factory sunscreen for the '95 Nissan SE pickup from a Nissan dealer, and then adapt it with some fastening system to use on your sunroof. It cannot be that expensive. Unfortunately, I do not know if it would fit properly without trimming.