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How to - Fender Liner removal?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CooleyOne, May 2, 2018.

  1. May 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    CooleyOne

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    Hi All - For some reason I can seem to figure out how to remove the Inner Fender Liners. They are held in place by the plastic do-hickies, that have a square center. Are these removable and reuseable? Or do you drill them out and get replacements? Help! Thanks.

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  2. May 2, 2018 at 2:07 PM
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    mmatheny

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    What size are the holes? Maybe a 1/4" or 3/8" socket will fit them? And unscrew them out? Just pondering.
     
  3. May 2, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    Figured it out. Get a pull tool and have at it, careful not to scratch anything. For any broken ones, you can get replacements here: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D1FVF5O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A26XZY1DGLFZZH&psc=1

    FWIW - I went to the local stealership and asked if they carry them. "Sure! How many you want? They're $3 dollars." OMFG. I showed him the Amazon link at $.25 each ($5 for 20pcs) - and he said buy those. lol
     
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    Semi-related. I need to put my liner back in and I can't remember if I have to pull the fender flare to do so? Any thoughts while you're in there? I don't really want to pull the fender again and risk breaking more mounting tabs.
     
  5. May 2, 2018 at 2:21 PM
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    I put in Bushwackers, which mount over the top of the liner, so in my case yeah - have to pull the flares to get the liner out. Honestly forget if the stock flares are on top of the liner. Curious if you can look at how the liner aligns wiht the wheel well / how it interacts with the flare to see? I know pulling the OEM flares off is a rough process, breaking some of those blue tabs.
     
  6. May 3, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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    yea from looking at it I have the pull the flares.

    How much extra coverage do you get with the bushwackers over stock flares? I heard it was only 0.5"
     
  7. May 3, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    Good question. I didn't actually measure before and after, but just measured and the new flares are 6.25" in width topdeadcenter, from the top edge to the top of the wheel well.
     
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    Do they come out by just praying on them or it looks like a Phillips #2 gets pushed into it.

    Anyone determine how to get them out w/out damaging them?
     
  10. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    Thank you for posting these, exactly what I need.
    I haven’t found any way to easily remove these other than reaching behind the liner with a pair of pliers and pushing them out
     

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