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How to remove a blank accessory plug?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NuovoTech, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Nov 19, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    NuovoTech

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    I would like to remove one of the black plastic blanks that are down by the 12VDC outlets without removing the middle lower dash. IE I would like to pull the blank out from the front, can this be done easily?

    I will be removing the HU & AC/heater control panels. I read here somewhere about inserting a makeshift tool & pulling it out. Would I do that at the top & bottom or along the sides...possibly using a thin piece of metal with a bend at the tip? Anyone done this successfully without tearing the dash up? :D
     
  2. Nov 19, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    use a very small flat head screw driver, thats what i used and i didnt damage anything.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    Thanx! I assume you do that top & bottom, correct? Since I'm modifying the blank(USB port) anyway, I'll drill a 3/16" hole in center.Then I can tap & insert a long bolt for some leverage. I also read that you can just reach down from above & barely touch the top clip, after removing AC/heater panel. I'll give it a try! :D
     
  4. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    i just did the bottom..once it starts to come out you can just pull it out with your fingers.
     
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