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thE_laW
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Oct 25, 12:38pm - #309223 
Problem Removing TRD wing

So here is the problem. My car came with the action package, and I wanted to remove the wing and put on a different one. So I got the hatch plastics out, unbolted the four 10mm nuts, and tried to remove the wing. The thing was stuck on there, like it was glued onto the trunk or something. Am I missing extra nuts? I know if you add like a wings west wing you only deal with the four bolts/nuts, and the nubs in the trunk, but I'm starting to think that mabye there are more from the factory that I cant find. Hopefully someone knows.


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Oct 25, 1:08pm - #309224 
mkay i just sprayed some addhesive remover stuff under the base of the wing the best i could, but still that bastard is stuck on there good. I am pulling hard enough to lift the suspension, but its not going anywhere. I think I can see some addhesive under the feet of the wing, like the stuff behind an emblem. So if anyone knows anything I would appreciate it.


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Oct 25, 4:56pm - #309225 
okay then..


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Oct 25, 5:02pm - #309226 
I think its in a bind. I know mine has a lot of pressure on it when its in the holes. Thats why they tend to crack on the outer bend in the back. Try finagling it around and wiggling it, but be careful not to crack it, or strip the threads.

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Oct 25, 5:04pm - #309227 
it HAS 3M 2 sided tape on the bottom of it , take a hairdryer and heat it up where it mounts to the decklid , should loosen it

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Oct 25, 5:37pm - #309228 
mkay sounds like a plan. im thinking of loosening the blade too, to take off some tension, i just dont want it to pop off all of a sudden and fall all over the place.

and thanks for the ideas


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