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How to I remove this knob from my seat?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    SlimDigg

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    [​IMG]

    How do I remove this knob circled in red? I tried just twisting good ol lefty loosey but I didn't want to force anything.

    Sorry about the crappy pic but it is what I have and gets the point across.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    HondaGM

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    should have a metal clip behind the handle
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    x2..probably some kinda jesus clip
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Thanks guys I appreciate the prompt response. Gonna get my plastidip on again tomorrow ;)
     
  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    o btw, a jesus clip....does that mean JESUS THIS IS HARD TO GET OFF?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    01GREENTACO

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    Typically yes. Any combination of the words.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Use some dinamite, a crowbar, and a 20 lb hammer. That should take it off nice and easy like.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    Usually when I'm dealing with Jesus clips, means when you work so hard to open it up, and just before you get it onto whatever your snapping it onto, it flies off never to be found again, and your left saying "oh jesus, now I gotta find another one":D
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    i think it looks like this [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 7, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    We always called them Jesus clips because looking on it straight on looks like the outline of his head and hair...Mostly we called them "oh shit" clips...same concept as WJFF said.
     
  11. Feb 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    Still having trouble with this... :( room behind the panel is very limited
     
  12. Feb 8, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    I dare you to do the whole dash...

    ;)
     
  13. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    you could just tape it and paint it in the truck...I'm not sure how plasti dip sprays but I'm sure you could do it that way. Might be more of a PITA but at least you won't have to fight with taking the knob off.
     
  14. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    but i gotta spray the whole panel :(
     
  15. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Man, as soon I figure out how to disconnect the hood pop, and the 4x4 leather boot, those parts are being sprayed too. thinkin about the glove box door...my console and all seat parts i could get off are drying from their first coat as I write this ;)
     
  16. Feb 8, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    We (installers I used to work with) always called em "OhShit Clips"...

    For reasons others have stated already, "Oh Shit, I lost another :("
     
  17. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    nice! the hood release is easy, it unclips like a bicycle brake line from the lever, know what I mean?
     
  18. Feb 8, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Just pull it straight out. I removed mine due to it causing a wear spot on my seat. Just pull.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    WOOHOO! I got it! cc350 gave me the confidence to pull! So I pulled and it poppedo out a little, where I could see the clip that looked like the picture honda posted! done and done rep added!
     
  20. Feb 8, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    Unfortunately I do not know what you mean

    twist? or pull? or pull & twist? lol
     
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