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      04-02-2010, 06:38 AM   #1
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Rear diffuser removal help (aka I'm an idiot!)

Alright, I admit it, I'm an idiot. Since my performance diffuser should be delivered today, I messed around with removing the stock piece last night, but I couldn't get the clips to release. Am I supposed to press on the painted part of the bumper? I was a bit hesitant because I didn't want to mar my paint. The DIY wasn't explicitly clear about the process of undoing the clips. Anyone want to shed some light on this?

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      04-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #2
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just pull hard. dont worry about breaking anything.....
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Just take your time and follow the DIY. Start on one end and work to get that clip loose. If it doesn't after a minute or two, go to the other end. Once you get one clip loose the others will be easier.
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just pull hard. dont worry about breaking anything.....
This makes me slightly nervous, but I'll keep it in mind.

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Just take your time and follow the DIY. Start on one end and work to get that clip loose. If it doesn't after a minute or two, go to the other end. Once you get one clip loose the others will be easier.
That's the thing. I was looking at the DIY, but I'm trying to determine exactly where I need to push in order to get the clip(s) loose. This portion isn't really clear in the DIY.

I'll approach this again later on with a clear mind. I was in a rush last night, so hopefully things will work out a bit better.

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      04-02-2010, 10:37 AM   #5
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Try lifting up on the diffuser while pulling away from the car. Did you make sure that all the bolts were removed???
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      04-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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Got it. It really did come down to just pulling the bastard off there, although the amount of force required did initially have me worried.
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But now that it's off, I can see how the tabs are oriented, which is opposite of what I originally thought. They're perpendicular to the face of the diffuser.
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      04-02-2010, 06:35 PM   #9
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How about taking some pictures?
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      04-03-2010, 09:21 AM   #10
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can you post up a link to the diffuser DYI - im an idiot and cant find it...
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