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Removing plastic trim from boot

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Biggles44, Nov 24, 2013.

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    [Nov 24, 2013]
    How the hell do you remove plastic trim from the internal of the boot, trying to get at the wiper motor. Removed the two screws but that's as far as I got. Help !!!
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    [Nov 24, 2013]
    Pull it off, have a weetabix first, or start prying the edges
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    Tried that mate but doesn't seem to want to come off, is it only two screws holding it there ?
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    You need to pull downwards VERY FIRMLY on the boot liner. If it's a Sportback, remove the two plastic cover plates that are there to replace bulbs and jerk downwards.

    There are about 6 plastic clips that hold the liner to the boot lid . They will come loose but they are very firm and you will think it won't come off.

    IT WILL !!!!
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    Ok, thanks. Will give it another go tomorrow. Thanks ;-)
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    Yeah 2 screws, get forceful with it ;)
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    [Nov 24, 2013]
    Once one connector pops off the rest usually come easy. But it's more a measured force, don't just rip it off or you'll likely tear some plastic connectors. Start at a top corner.
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    [Nov 24, 2013]
    Need to log in ;)
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