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Interior trim removal tool - which style

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jaymoussy, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Jan 24, 2014 at 7:02 AM
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    jaymoussy

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    Just bought a 2012 Base Taco and may want to add stuff.

    I like the aluminum angle bracket method at or near the head unit or climate control.

    Better trim removal tool for that (Toyota, harbor Frieght. Amazon, other, homemade?), or, what makes a good one a good one?

    I am fond of the idea of a universal mount plate I could mount near the center dashboard, even if it involves (carefully) drilling and cleanly epoxy-ing threaded inserts...
     
  2. Jan 24, 2014 at 7:03 AM
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    Detective_Dan

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    ive always just used my fingers and a flathead screwdriver wrapped in electrical tape and never had an issue removing or breaking any interior pieces
     
  3. Jan 24, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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    JimBob

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    Have used the cheap plastic set from Harbor Freight for the last few years. Has made life much easier!
     
  4. Jan 24, 2014 at 7:45 AM
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    Pugga

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    I've always just used a knife :notsure:
     
  5. Jan 24, 2014 at 8:22 AM
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    I just changed out my head unit a few weeks ago. I used a butter knife and taped off the area I was going to pry against.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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    glwood6

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    StZu

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    fingers, screwdriver, butter knife, putty knife, anything flat laying around really. I once used a tongue depressor, made my center console open up and say ahhhhhh.
     
  8. Jan 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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    jaymoussy

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    To be clear (and safe), we are only releasing a small catch tab, usually, nothing more sophisticated?
     
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