[DML] Re: Cold intake / rear fascia removal
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[DML] Re: Cold intake / rear fascia removal

Those nuts and bolts are part of a dealer update (not a complete 
recall) and if memory is correct it's buried in the dealer bulletin 
manual. Sorry I don't have the page number handy. The intent is to 
pull the facia up tighter to the body. The driver side one isn't bad, 
but that other one requires small hands. Cars with this mod will 
often have a noticable notch ground into the facia where it joins the 
body at the very top corner. 

DO NOT attempt to remove the louver on the fender, it isn't 
necessary, it will break, and you won't gain anything. Remove the 
cold air intake plumbing inside the engine compartment (done). Then 
you can reach in the hole into the pontoon and rotate the tubing 
that's in there (aka the "chimney") so that you can reach past it and 
access the nut on the back side of that screw. It's somewhat squishy 
plastic so you can force it a bit without it breaking, in fact you 
may want to just push it back out of the way. It will disengage from 
the upper end by itself, and you can see the lower end sticking out 
of the pontoon if you lay under the car and look up. That will just 
pull out too.

It's probably a 1/4-20 screw with a 7/16 nut on it. The other end of 
it is behind the tail light but you probably  already found that. 

This is much easier if you have trip-jointed wrists. 

Dave S

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@...> wrote:
> Need some help in removing the rear fascia.
> Primarily, I cannot get to the bolts on the right (passenger) side
> that hold the fascia to the right pontoon. I pulled the cold air
> intake apart as much as I could, but the big intake pipe that's 
> the pontoon is blocking my access and I can't see a way to get it 
> Turning it does not give me enough clearance; I'm going to have to
> disconnect it from the pontoon some how and pull it out.
> There appears to be a round "clip" 

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