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Fender Flare popped off?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hunter500ky, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Feb 9, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Hunter500ky

    Hunter500ky [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I got out of my truck today after normal driving.

    I look at my driver side front fender flare and notice it is not right.

    I examine it closer and notice the front towards the bumper had come undone popped off.

    I dont think warranty covers this and honestly I dont care to pop it back on myself.

    I tried to pop it back on but it doesnt want to go is there a trick to it or what?


    Anyone know, I was going to climb up under the fenderwell to look at it and what not but its like 6 degrees out and 3" of snow on the ground so figured I would ask TW for help.


    Thanks!


    Edit also any reason it would pop off by it self? It does not look like anyone hit me
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    anybody have any ideas?
     
  3. Feb 10, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Just push it back in, it's only held in there with little plastic clips
     
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    I washed my truck a couple weeks ago and noticed a couple of my plastic clips have fallen out. Probably what happened to yours. I'll be looking into finding new clips or replacing them with something once it gets warmer and I can work on my truck again.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    I tried that....

    gotcha what are those clips called so I can pick some up.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    Thats affirmative, double checked it this morning all ice has been removed.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    those tabs and clips break super easy. It's possible that they broke and fell off the truck while driving. That may be why u cant push them back in, because theyre not even there.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Makes sense, thank you very much.

    It's not that big of a deal, just a eye sore.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    They're called plastic push rivets or fasteners.

    They come in all variety of sizes. I recently went to the auto store and bought a couple packs for my truck. I was missing them in varying locations myself. There are also screw rivets on our truck. Check your other panel to see which one and size you need.

    Just one example:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Cool thanks when it warms up Ill look at it.

    SO another dumb question.....

    Im guessing the whole flare just pops straight off? Like pull straight out? Then it should pop off so I can fix the broken one?
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    actually they look just like this. Alternating blue ones and orange ones. Atleast this is what they look like on my 2010 when I removed my fenders last weekend.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    not really. If you just try to pull it straight off, you will break all of those clips and/or fender tabs. When I did it, I had to jack the truck up, remove all the tires, remove the big plastic mud gaurds that are in between the fenders and the truck, and only then did I have access to the clips so I could remove the fenders. You need to squeeze the clips with neddle-nosed pliers and then push them out.
     
  13. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    And this is why I asked lol thanks!
     
  14. Feb 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    If you have any broken spots where the clips go in the flair there is a great fix. I bought all new clips and found there were busted out sections where they attach to the flair. Use 100% Silicone and attatch the flair. Tape it well with masking tape and leave over night. It's going nowhere now. BTW ....the black one's at the $tealership are $303. !!
     
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