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    When did they paint the grills?

    Does anyone know what year they started painting the DTS grilles? I know the 2000 and 2001 has a black grille.

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    2000 DTS's had the grill painted to match the car. I almost bought a 2000 Pearl White DTS and the grill was the same color except the very top a strip of chrome.

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Were the black grills you saw on a Black DTS?

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    No I looked at several 2000 through 2002 and they had black grills including the 01 that I bought in Cashmere. Now one of the 2000's I looked at was painted. That car was Crimson and also had Night Vision. None of the others did.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    All the DeVille DTS and DHS models had body-color grills...
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Umm the DHS does not have a painted grill and the handfull of DTS' I looked at did not, except the 2000. Maybe they stoped painting them in 01? Look at the photo above.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    All the DTS's and DHS's I've seen had painted grills. I wonder why the Caddy's you saw were black grills.

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Look at mine. Every one I saw looked like that except the 2000. Now I see the new ones are painted. Was there a couple years in between that they didn't. Anyone have a 02 or 03 we can look at? I don't think I've ever seen a DHS with a painted grill. That's the front end identifier of the DTS. Rear is the painted license plate trim. The DHS shouldn't have either of those.

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    All the DTS's and DHS's I've seen had painted grills. I wonder why the Caddy's you saw were black grills.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    Umm the DHS does not have a painted grill and the handfull of DTS' I looked at did not, except the 2000. Maybe they stoped painting them in 01? Look at the photo above.
    Maybe it was as option or aftermarket grilles for the DHS's I saw.. But all DTS grilles came from the factory painted...
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    So far I have looked at 01's and 02's on eBay and Cardomain and all of them have black grills like mine.

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    06 Chrome
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    03 Painted
    00 Painted
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    Weird? It looks like they painted the grills then stopped in 01 and 02 then went back to painting until the redesign in 05 or 06. And half the cars on eBay being advertised as DTS are no.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    My 01 DTS with NightVision has a black grill.
    My friend's 02 DHS without NightVision has a painted grill.
    Another friend's 02 base DeVille without NightVision has a painted grill.

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Did they paint them? As far as I know the DTS should be the only car with a painted grill stock.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Maybe the black grills are on the DTS's with the nightvision camera. I'm not sure but I think those grills are unpainted.

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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    One of the other 01's I looked at didn't have night vision but it had the same black grill I have with a very nice blacked out emblem in the center. My 01 and another 00 were the only cars I looked with night vision. None of the others had it.
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    Re: When did they paint the grills?

    Is there anywhere that I can get a black grill for a DeVille?

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