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Can someone direct me to a vid or thread that shows have to change the inserts in a 13-14.
I have changed the whole grill before but I know doing the the inserts is a pain. Plus I don't want to break my grill.
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Its pretty easy, they just snap into the back of the crosshair frame of the grille. Just make sure not to break the tabs. I haven't done it myself, but several members here have, and you can see how they go in by opening the hood and looking down into the area behind the grille.
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Its pretty easy, they just snap into the back of the crosshair frame of the grille. Just make sure not to break the tabs. I haven't done it myself, but several members here have, and you can see how they go in by opening the hood and looking down into the area behind the grille.
I'm not worried about putting them back its taking them apart that I'm worried about.
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Do it on a nice warm day so you are less likely to break the snap fit tabs. Some of the other posts just used a wide screw driver. Good luck! Let us know how it goes, I may want to do it myself some day.
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I removed the inserts when I plasti-dip 'd my chrome 'SLT' grille to white. pretty straightforward, but takes some time:

take the grille off, bring inside, put a blanket on table, plop grille face down.

there's a bunch of small screws holding the air ducting over the inserts (cordless is nice here)

the inserts have 6-8 heavy plastic clips which take both some force and finesse; you can't release just one all the way, you have to work your way around and loosen them all in stages. a wide screwdriver or thin butter knive(s) works well. be patient.

when I reinstalled mine a put a thin glaze of grease on the clips and their pockets so next time they would come off easier. I may remove them to 'dip' them white too - theyre still black now
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Hemi HFE explained it pretty well. I did a insert swap on my 2011 and it took quite a while to finally get the inserts out but I did get it done with no damage. Be patient and take your time.
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