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Mudflap fasteners

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by leveltwo, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    leveltwo

    leveltwo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know Ive seen this before but searching left me clueless. How do you remove the mudflap fasteners? i tried with 2 screw drivers on either side of the fastener and the top just broke off, leaving it still fastened in...:confused:
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    There's a little slit on the edge of the top of the fastener to slip the screwdriver edge in and pop it up, you can stick the tip of the blade in about 2mm if I recall. If that isn't working for you I'd go with needlenose pliers and pull the middle straight out, esp if the top came off. GL
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    thats what i did, maybe since they are cold it snapped... ill try again.. thanks! rep!
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    I had my best luck just pulling on the flap.
    Any pry/direct pull resulted in a broken push rivet top.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Mine had two different types on it, one was the type that requires the center to be pushed in first, the others just lift up like you were saying. Both are complete crap and will break easily, after they get road grime/dust/dirt in and on them, it doesn't let them slide. Seems those fasteners can be had for not much money.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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    Kinda hard to splain but the dull end of a screw driver is too "fat" I guess u could say.. I used my pocket knife and it worked good.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    I gave up after snapping two of them so I just kicked the flaps off after that. Ill just buy some if I ever want to put them back on.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    those things are crap.. only broke one more though, and got the rest off..
     
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