DISCONNECT THE BATTERY BEFORE YOU BEGIN INSTALLATION
Toyota left the mounting point on the truck for stability in the new front pillar. Unfortunately, there is not a nut welded onto the back like on the top mount. The bottom mount just has a hole that accepts the plastic retainer on the factory Garnish, Front Pillar (LH) without the Grab Handle. Therfore, the following steps are necessary to create a solid mounting point for the New Driver Side Grip Handle. Slip the Jacknut with Screw over the end of the Rivnut Gun and insert the Jacknut into the factory hole. Squeeze the Tool until the Screw pops out into the Gun. It will "CRUSH" behind the panel and lock into the metal tight. Now, the new larger screw for the handle has something to thread into on the bottom. For the top you will use the new 10mm bolt we have included in the hardware bag for you.
Install your New Garnish, Front Left Pillar and make sure that all tabs on the back side go into their respectful places. You will see a blue plastic piece towards the top that you need to make sure the back side of the A-Pillar gets installed correctly. Installing this incorrectly can result into discoloration as it will make it not seat correctly against the frame of your vehicle. If you do not feel comfortable with any part of this installation, professional installation is recommended.
After proper installation takes place with the New Garnish, it is time to install the New Driver Side Grip Handle using the new bolt and screw (10mm shorter bolt on top/longer screw on bottom) included in your hardware package with the 2 washers. The bottom will screw into the jacknut you installed. Whereas, the top will screw into the factory threads.
Insert the Hole Cover (included with package) on the bottom to hide the hardware you just installed. Repeat for the top hole location in the Grip Handle. Double check your weather stripping on the side of the Garnish, Front Pillar is on the outside.