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how to remove left engine cover #246552 Aug 11, 4:34pm Aug 11, 4:34pm
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how to remove left engine cover
i am going to change the turn signal bulbs to the clear ones, but i cant get the left engine cover off, all the screws are stripped. and i dont want to break anything under neeth... how hard is it to take off the front bumper if i cant take off the engine cover... make it simple for me.. pictures would help

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246553 Aug 11, 5:03pm Aug 11, 5:03pm
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Let me make sure I understand. Are you wanting to chnage the front turn signal bulbs? If you are there is absolutely no need to remove the engine cover. and What "screws" are stripped there are no screws on the engine cover.

The turn signal bulbs are access via the head light assy. Just remove the plug assy from the headlight, change the bulb and put the plug assy back in.


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: gunnypapa_at_sec] #246554 Aug 11, 5:23pm Aug 11, 5:23pm
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I think there are screws on the engine cover, but they are hex screws. But you would not have to take that off to change the bulbs, so he must be talking about the left engine plastic.

Only clips hold it on, no screws. wtf


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: gunnypapa_at_sec] #246555 Aug 11, 5:25pm Aug 11, 5:25pm
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gunny is correct - you don't have to remove it to swap bulbs... however if you want to take it off all you have to do is remove 6 or 7 of the plastic tabs by pushing in the center and popping them out

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: gunnypapa_at_sec] #246556 Aug 11, 5:26pm Aug 11, 5:26pm
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open your Hood and look the one left side, there is the plastic cover there, you gotta remove it to get to the bulb dealie, hell i know how to change the one on the right (when looking at the front of the car)but the one on the left i have screw looking things instead of the pop up screws... yes the car was crashed and repaired in 2003, so those plastics are not from 2000, they are from 2002-03... so they might be different

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246557 Aug 11, 5:41pm Aug 11, 5:41pm
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hell i just rip the damn thing off! thumbsup


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246558 Aug 11, 5:44pm Aug 11, 5:44pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
open your hood and look the one left side, there is the plastic cover there, you gotta remove it to get to the bulb dealie, hell i know how to change the one on the right (when looking at the front of the car)but the one on the left i have screw looking things instead of the pop up screws... yes the car was crashed and repaired in 2003, so those plastics are not from 2000, they are from 2002-03... so they might be different
I thought all engine plastics were the same, at least mounting wise?

You think the body shop just screwed them on there, or fixed it on somehow?

Wouldn't be the first time a bodyshop has done that to a wrecked car. rofl


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: slidr] #246559 Aug 11, 6:31pm Aug 11, 6:31pm
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Just push the round center of the black plastic fasteners, they will pop & pull right out. Once all the fastners have been removed, it comes off. When you go to put it back on, push the center of the pastic fastener out all the way, insert in the hole & pop back to level.

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #246560 Aug 11, 7:03pm Aug 11, 7:03pm
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no these faseners arent like those you can just push in the middle and the go down, then pop out (i have played with many of those) these have like a phillups head to them... i might just crack them off, and replace them with some screws... like real screws... but i dont want that engine cover off for a long time... let me go see... is there anything connected to the bottom of the plastic dealie??

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246561 Aug 11, 7:06pm Aug 11, 7:06pm
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Those type of clips/screws?

The kind that you can find in the wheel well and are a bitch to get off?

If so, then turning the head with a screwdriver does nothing. Just pry.


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246562 Aug 11, 7:06pm Aug 11, 7:06pm
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Oh, and taking a picture of this would help millions...


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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: slidr] #246563 Aug 11, 7:17pm Aug 11, 7:17pm
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Ohh, I think I know which ones you mean. Just snap them off & go to Toyo to get new ones. wink

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246564 Aug 11, 8:27pm Aug 11, 8:27pm
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well i got it, and then the screws were broken stupid plastic/nylon, so i replaced them with zip ties, (for now)

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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246565 Aug 11, 8:31pm Aug 11, 8:31pm
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and heres a soundless video right side is orginal (duh) and leftside is the new stuff... now i just need the MTECHs for the rest of the bulbs

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Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: CelicaRacer05] #246566 Aug 11, 11:09pm Aug 11, 11:09pm
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take the screws out, break them off or whatever. The pop up pins that SHOULD be there are only about a buck each or so. I think there's only 5 or 6 on the whole piece. Just buy the proper ones.

Re: how to remove left engine cover [Re: robare99] #246567 Aug 12, 9:02pm Aug 12, 9:02pm
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^^ why?

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