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Remove driver side pillar trim

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by river rat 69, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Are there clips or is it jest a pop out.I did the small pry bar and pull but its not moving ?????? Thanks, Jim
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Thanks, I have grab bar off now i know there are no clips back there, Ill just pulled harder and now its off!!! Want to get to dome light wires, putting leds on running boards & in the bed. :bowdown: Thanks for the find, Jim
     
  3. Nov 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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    I'm having a similar issue, I can pop the clips out but the grab bars won't unscrew, I've almost stripped the head of one and now I'm stuck
     
  4. Nov 19, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    I forget the size, but it is also a socket. I couldnt remove the screws with a screwdriver, but they came out easy with a socket set.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2015 at 8:06 PM
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    Use a socket and ratchet... I think it is a 10 mm
     
  6. Nov 19, 2015 at 8:09 PM
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    sounds bout right
     
  7. Nov 20, 2015 at 7:34 AM
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    I pulled mine to install an Ultragauge, the bolt heads are 10mm.
     
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    Yup ^^ This ^^

    Pulled mine off to install the UG and dash cam
     
  9. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:01 PM
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    Hmmm that's really strange, I'm not home to look at it but I'm fairly positive they were standard doing screw heads.. Perhaps the old owner replaced them and that's when they were over tightened
     
  10. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    They can be removed with a screw driver as well as with a socket. I first tried a screw driver, but it was to tight, so I used a socket and easy off.
     
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  11. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:37 PM
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    Not sure what a "standard doing screw head" is. Mine are a 10mm bolt head with a Phillips bit insert.
     
  12. Nov 20, 2015 at 6:20 PM
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    if u wanna insert this guy "Phillip's" bit, that's ur call but I prefer to use a socket to remove the a pillar.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2015 at 7:00 AM
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    I don't like Phillip, not one bit. ;)
     
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    Sorry I meant to say it's a standard rounded head screw, I cannot socket wrench it off
     
  15. Feb 13, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    I have the same problem, the screws are standard size, not a bolt, or screw and bolt, just a Philip screw.
    I think they are gluded in there maybe?
    I can't get mine to move one cm. I need the pillar off to install a boost gauge.
    Any other ideas?
     
  16. Feb 13, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    The Toyota OEM is a 10 mm hex bolt with a phillips screw insert in the middle.

    If yours is different it has been replaced at some point with non-OEM item.

    If you are unable to move the phillips head screw, the best thing to do is stop before you damage the head of the screw.

    Get a manual impact wrench with a proper sized phillips bit and give it a few good raps with a hammer.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Feb 14, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    I bought the truck new, so the screws are original, maybe in 1997 they were using just the screw design
    and later changed the design to the 10mm bolt with the screw, if I get them out I will change the them,
    I will try the impact then, thanks
     
  18. Feb 14, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    You are posting in the 2nd gen forum asking these questions. People assume you have a 2nd gen.....
     
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  19. Feb 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM
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    Yup, I see that now, lol
     
  20. Feb 14, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    I never knew there was such a thing as a manual impact wrench, that's interesting!
     
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