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Old 01-04-2011, 02:36 PM
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Default removing plastic plugs

is there a certain way to remove the plastic plugs that hold the interior panels up? broke the assembly of one trying to get it out.
i was using a fork-like tool to lift the plugs out but they only came out a few clicks then got stuck.

any helps appreciated thanks
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

Take a kitchen fork and bend the 2 middle prongs, and stick it behind the plug and pry.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

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Take a kitchen fork and bend the 2 middle prongs, and stick it behind the plug and pry.
i tried using something like a fork but that didnt work itd get stuck like half way out
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

Which panel are you having trouble with? Usually a swift pull works well. Some can be a PITA but once you get the hang of it you should be alright.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

Use a cats paw, its a type of pry bar, and use a rag as a cushion so you dont scratch anything with it
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

depending on the age of your truck, it's a major crap shoot if they will come out without breaking. this is my favorite tool at work for pulling push pins. 9 out of 10 come out without any damage.



they grab the stem, not the head of the clip.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

its the rear "b-pillar"? panel of a reg cab truck. im trying to replace the rear window seal of my truck and cant even get the panels off... looks like a long project ahead


drppdyllwrngr ill look forsomething like that. thanks for input everyone

this was the tool i was trying to use to get the panels off
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

^The spread on that is prob a little to wide and will end up just damaging the area more like you said has already happened. The other tool posted looks promising tho
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: removing plastic plugs

well... i got all 10 out but the two that hold the rear carpet up behind the seat broke instantly. the stem came apart from the head.

used the tool i posted to get them started then a tool like
drppdyllwrngr posted to get them all the way out.

thanks for the help
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