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CelicaRacer05
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 3:22am - #243866 

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How to remove item from lost area [PICS]

well i was removing the light bulb holder above the plate to put in a hyper white bulb, and i kept trying to pull it down, didnt work so i pushed it up, and it poped right out and fell into the metal sheeting, now im screwed, i can hear it rolling around, and i have located it with a coat hanger, now i just need to find someway to get it out... heres a picture of the location, i wonder if anyone else has had this happen... if nothing else i will get some sheet metal cutters and cut out an opening and scoop it out, but thats my last resort
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VoodooGTS Aug 9, 3:30am - #243867 

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shake the trunk up and down or you can try a magnet.

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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 3:38am - #243868 

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Originally Posted by Voodoo
shake the trunk up and down or you can try a magnet.


the peice is mosly plastic... so a magnet aint gonna work, but ill try it from the opposite side and see
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Charles Aug 9, 4:40am - #243869 

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^^ what fell in? ...just curious
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Zero Aug 9, 4:56am - #243870 

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i have a few screws in the same location. i've managed to get a few out using a magnet.


hmm, try using two hangers to pry it out. its worth a shot.

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SilverGT Aug 9, 5:03am - #243871 
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i have two screws from my spoiler as well, they are still in there, but it doesnt bother me because i cant hear them anymore.
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Evan Aug 9, 5:05am - #243872 

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Originally Posted by SilverGT
i have two screws from my spoiler as well, they are still in there, but it doesnt bother me because i cant hear them anymore.


I've got three rolling around in mine. I dynamatted the entire rear hatch to hopefully lessen the noise, but once in a while, I still hear them angry

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spaztikid Aug 9, 5:16am - #243873 
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get tweezers.
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Evan Aug 9, 5:22am - #243874 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
get tweezers.


The problem is fitting your hand down in there. If you look at the picture, that's an almost impossible spot. frown

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spaztikid Aug 9, 5:23am - #243875 
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they make tweezers that have an angles "hand" part and a long strait tweeze part... it'll work...
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morris Aug 9, 7:08am - #243876 
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Originally Posted by Charles
^^ what fell in? ...just curious

I guess the bulb?? IDK spineyes confused
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narcolepsy123456 Aug 9, 11:45am - #243877 

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ohhhhhh, someone else has had the same thing happen that i did. well since we're repainting my whole car we took the rear hatch off and turned it upside down, that's probably about the easiest way to get it out. thumbsup
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Immo Aug 9, 11:57am - #243878 

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I have the same problem, I'm just gonna spray polystyrene foam in it, so it doesn't ratlle. I tried using a vacuum cleaner with a small hose wo it, but no luck.
I just hope I can stop the ratlling
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CelicaRacer05 Aug 9, 12:03pm - #243879 

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Well i got it out, i shook the trunk long/hard enough it just fell out... finally i was so mad...
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csheriff Aug 9, 3:25pm - #243880 
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ive got a long, braided flexible tube thingy with a little claw on the end that you control from the top. it works wonders, saved my ass so many times, they sell them at Sears in the specialty automotive tools, that will definitly work.

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ragingpaseo Aug 9, 4:37pm - #243881 
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damn, that sucks. i almost had that happen to me. got my hands all cut up by the sheet metal...
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robare99 Aug 10, 12:39am - #243882 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
ive got a long, braided flexible tube thingy with a little claw on the end that you control from the top. it works wonders, saved my ass so many times, they sell them at Sears in the specialty automotive tools, that will definitly work.


oh yeah I've seen those. Like a little tiny Doc Ock hand. Man Doc Ock has it made. LOL
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Snafu Aug 10, 1:37am - #243883 
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Yeah, they also sell ones with magnets on the end smile

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