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      10-16-2008, 05:48 PM   #1
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i am having so much goddamn trouble putting these on, how did anyone who has them put them on? i cant get the screwdriver to peel off the double-sided tape, and i am just gnawing up the plastic on the backside of the reflector.
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just peel it off with your finger nail..it's pretty simple.

if you are talking about taking off the existing one, just put both your thumbs on top of the reflector from the outside and push in as hard as you could. It will pop off..Then you take off the existing "glue" from beind the bumper and slap on the new one.
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You can try to heat it up a little bit with hair dryer. This should help loosening the glue up a little bit.
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i tried pushing on it as hard as i could, until my thumbs hurt, and it wouldnt move at all, and i meant im having so much goddamn trouble taking the stock ones off hahaa
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i tried pushing on it as hard as i could, until my thumbs hurt, and it wouldnt move at all, and i meant im having so much goddamn trouble taking the stock ones off hahaa
lol..lift some weights then try again

where are you located? i'll do it for you man..
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Heat + Goo Gone + Prying tool

They will come off, guaranteed.
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So, apply the Goo Gone to the back of the reflector? How long did you heat up the OEM relfector? Nervous about doing this as I don't want mess up the paint on the outside.
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Just heat them up with a heat gun or hair dryer. If you use the Hair dryer it'll take a while to heat up. Then use your thumb to push out. Not that hard really. If you are around the Bay Area then I can help you take them off if you want.
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Heat + Goo Gone + Prying tool

They will come off, guaranteed.
+1 You can finish each reflector in ~5 mins.
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Just heat them up with a heat gun or hair dryer. If you use the Hair dryer it'll take a while to heat up. Then use your thumb to push out. Not that hard really. If you are around the Bay Area then I can help you take them off if you want.
Unfortunately a little ways away from the Bay area, but thank you for the offer!!

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+1 You can finish each reflector in ~5 mins.
Looking forward to doing this over the weekend. Dad coming up to hang out so he is bringing the heat gun!
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Well finally did this! A little harder than i thought because i was nervous about using the heat gun. Key for me was using the lots of goo gone on the back of the reflector. I used my fingers to push the reflector out. Once I got it started, i used a small flat head screw driver to pry of the rest of it while still using my fingers to push it out. After i got it out, i cleaned the back with goo gone to make sure i got old the old stuff out.

Since i am no ace at doing this kind of stuff, i thought even putting the painted ones in was more difficult than expected! Take your time to get it set right. Good luck to everyone and thanks for all the advice. Great mod! Will post pics if I ever get the camera fixed!!
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