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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Ok, stupid question. How do I get the black plastic cover off, UNDER the front of the car. Radiator took a dump and I need to inspect from under the car. I tried pulling on it to pop the clips/fasteners but, after much force, my instincts tell me to stop before I break it. What's the trick?

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There should be a series (maybe 7-10) snaps holding it on. Take a flat head screw driver and pry the center piece of the snap first, then the complete snap should slide out.

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Side cutters works a lot better to remove them.

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Side cutters works a lot better to remove them.


But don't cut them off, just use them to get the pin out far enough to get your fingers on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:30 am 
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I usually cuss and swear at them until the inner pin is freed from debris and slides smoothly like designed. Then they work flawlessly and assemble quickly!

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