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Scuttle Cover - Plastic Screws?

acidbass Sep 7, 2020

  1. acidbass

    acidbass Registered User

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    Hi guys

    New member here - looking forward to being part of the collective!

    Has anyone removed their scuttle cover to clear out debris?

    I attempted to remove these screws but they don't seem to be budging - they turn but don't loosen.

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    Is there something I am doing wrong? Don't want to use brute force unless necessary!

    Thanks in advance!

    Danny
     
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  3. RMidgett70

    RMidgett70 Registered User

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  4. acidbass

    acidbass Registered User

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    Thanks for your reply, but this is an entirely different scuttle panel and doesn't detail what to do with the screws/clips highlighted in my post. I have done extensive Google and Youtube searching about this and posting on here was really my last resort!
     
  5. ***DK***

    ***DK*** Registered User

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    Just put a flat head under the lip of the screw and prise up gently as you turn. They are more like rivets than screws so just you can just pop out eventually.
     
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  6. Simon

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    it is probably just spinning becuase it is not actually located into anything under the panel.
     
  7. BigMack

    BigMack Registered User

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    They’re not actually screws as such. Just trim clips. So they just pop out. A trim removal tool is ideal for these. They’re like a flat fork that slides under the clip then you pry up with it and the pop out. That’s why there’s such a recessed space around them. To accommodate a trim tool.

    Welcome and good luck!
     
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  8. acidbass

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    Thanks guys! Always like to check these things before using force - been caught out a few times in the past!

    Will attempt this evening :)
     
  9. quattrogone

    quattrogone Quattro Back!

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    Did mine yesterday, although mine did unscrew they're only plastic attaching to metal so you would be safe to prise them upwards I reckon.
     
  10. rum4mo

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    Like you I took mine off this afternoon and they unscrewed okay, they are a bit like nuts, that screw onto body mounted studs, if the OP's are not rising up/unscrewing then they have already been stripped by a clumsy person, so need helped up with a trim tool or screwdriver while unscrewing them.
     

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