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Scuff panel removal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flavalk, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Feb 23, 2007 at 10:04 AM
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    flavalk

    flavalk [OP] 2-Broke 2-Care

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    I just purchased a set of door sill protectors for my double cab. Question is, how do I remove the scuff panels so that I can position the protectors? Do they just pop off? I pulled and pryed but finally gave up because I was affraid I might break them. The sill installation instructions mention a pry tool (complete with a Toyota P/N) but I don't know what it is. Wonder if a stout putty knife might work? Anybody have a clue??? In case you're wondering, this is what I'm trying to install

    http://www.toyota.com/images/vehicles/2007/tacoma/accessories/doorsill_lg.jpg
     
  2. Feb 23, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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    TRDeity

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    I was going to get some of those, let us know when you figure it out to make it easier on all of us.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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    i thought a putty knife would do let me know if i was wrong.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2007 at 3:30 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    what year taco shuda looked stupid ques
     
  5. Feb 23, 2007 at 4:24 PM
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    CasaTaco

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    I got this diagram from the accessory trailer hitch wiring (08921-04960) harness yesterday. Tomorrow I will also be attempting to remove the left scuff plate myself. Unfortunately it doesn't help much.


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  6. Feb 23, 2007 at 6:07 PM
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    06TRDsport

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    I would use a trim panel tool from your local tool dealer. They should sell one that will reach under the scuff plate so you can pry directly on the clips that hold it in place.
    As a side note my Tacoma came from the dealer with the sill protectors already installed.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2007 at 6:07 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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    it should pop right off. it will be difficult but with enough pressure it should.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2007 at 4:44 AM
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    flavalk

    flavalk [OP] 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Thanks all. It's a '07 DC but I'm sure all of them come off the same way. I will try the putty knife and let you all know how it goes
     
  9. Feb 24, 2007 at 2:05 PM
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    CasaTaco

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    I removed mine today. I just slid my fingers underneath the trim panel from the carpet side and it popped right off. It also just snaps right in. No problemo. In fact I had the scuff plate off, the lower dash panel and the left kick panel in order to install my trailer wiring harness.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2007 at 12:02 PM
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    flavalk

    flavalk [OP] 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    yup, did the same thing today. Started at the rear, carpet side on each panel and pulled straight up. Popped right off
     
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