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front mud flaps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by regcabtaco, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    regcabtaco

    regcabtaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to take off my front mud flaps but once i removed the screws i cant get the clips off without breaking them. So can someone tell me how to remove them.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    rpoint16

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    If I remember correctly, you should be able to use a thin screwdriver to pry them out a 1/4" or so. Then use a pair of needle nose to depress the tabs & pop it out.

    You can usually reuse them 3-4 times before they break, however they can break on the first romoval.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yeah it can be a little tough if there is dirt in the clips. Just take your time with a flat screwdriver as the above poster said.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    Jimirich

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    There is a very small "gap" in the circumference of the top flat part of the rivet.
    Look for it and use a small flat head to pry it up at the gap while using fingernails on the other side to help.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    I'm debating doing this as well. I may just trim them though
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    the pins are less than a buck so, just break them if you have too !
     
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