Trunk license trim panel removal

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  1. blackhorse

    blackhorse New Member

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    How do you remove 94-98 trunk license trim panel?

    I tried remove it , detaching that four bolts , but the panel didn't come out ...
     
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    There is a light epoxy but it should be easy to pry off.
     
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    I tried pry it out and already damaged a little spot in the corner , so I stoped.

    Now with your information I will try again with more careful . Thank you.


    I need that panel out to clean 20 years of accumulated dirt , wax and polish ...
     
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    Any chance to put the bolts back into place just enough to be able to use the ratchet to push the panel out?
     
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    you might try some heat on it to see if it helps. I really don't remember it being a big deal though so its possible that someone else might have epoxied it in with some more serious stuff.
     
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    Already done and didn't work.
     
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    There a couple more bolts on the inside of trunk towards the top if I remember right from when I was swapping trunk locks. I'll try and take pictures tomorrow.
     
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    did you take the lights out?
     
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    I'm the original owner . Maybe some dude in the factory glued this thing for real , because I can't remove it . Tried pry out again and nothing.

    Will try the heat tomorrow... Thanks.
     
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    Yes , I did ...
     
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    I didn't realize that there are some more screws that needs to be removed ... I will check tomorrow ... Thanks for helping guys .
     
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    so your doing all this just to get some wax out? How much is in there? I would probably just wash it really well with some dawn(strips wax) and a tooth brush or a q-tip. Otherwise if you want to fix that problem a few of us have been filling the line to smooth it out.

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    There are wax,compounds and dirt ... It's a mess . Already tried q-tips , toot and others brushes with liquid wax , APCs , some save solventes ...

    The only way is remove that panel and polish that gunk out (maybe some sanding/polishing) ... Or in the last case , smooth that thing like you said ...
     
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    Yes sir , you are right ! Thank you very much ! There are two nuts , one in each superior corner inside the trunk. Already looked at them and I thought that it was some kind of bushings to support the panel ... Ridiculous , that I had not tried work a wrench there ...

    Anyway , here some pics just for the records , since I searched like a mad and didn't find any information on how to remove that panel .

    In Haynes and Chilton's , they cover just the four front nuts . In the service manual , there's nothing about this ...

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    Here's the damage , when I tried pry it out :undecided: ...

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    Yep, that would be them lol... Glad you got it off of there.
     
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    Bummer about the damage though. :undecided:
     
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    I never even thought about taking that off ever ever ever. Now you got me wanting to pop it off to see if anything is in there next time I do a serious detail :)
     
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    should be an easy fix.
     
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    That's strange...my panel does not have those nuts, just the 4 bolts.