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Need help/advice, White clips droped behind the door...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by WEXIE, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Nov 5, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    WEXIE

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    So in the process of swapping out my stock front speakers, when removing the black plastic triangle directly interior to the side mirror, I dropped not one but TWO of those white plastic clips. Now, there is the most annoying rattle when driving. It is such a tight space within the door, I've yet to figure out a way to even see them, let alone get them out, even after taking the door apart. Any body have any ideas??
     
  2. Nov 5, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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    Use a flexible wand tool. just feel around for it and trial and error.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    Flexible wand tool? Any specific one you can recommend?
     
  4. Nov 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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    On the end of that tool place a healthy amount of duct tape"inverted" (sticky side out)..Just make sure it is on real good so you don't loose it too...!
    I think the other poster was talking about one of those flexible "pick-er-uppers" where you push the button on the handle end and 3 wire fingers come out of the other end that grabs things... If you can't see the pieces, I think the tape trick might work for ya.

    Good luck..
     
  5. Nov 5, 2016 at 1:10 PM
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    Another good idea, but I'd think you need a smaller hose taped onto it to get in there...

    Good idea..!
     
  8. Nov 6, 2016 at 3:54 AM
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    Duct tape and a paper towel tube fixes that.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:00 AM
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    Thanks, mind elaborating a bit?
     
  10. Nov 6, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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    Duct tape a paper towel roll or a few onto the end of the hose?
     

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