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      06-06-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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How do I take this cap off? Help please!

Hey guys, basically what I need help with is to know how to remove the cap. Do i press on it then take it out? I can seem to find a way to pull it out. Many thanks!
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I used a flat head screw driver with tape on the end to keep it from scratching/damaging the bumper.
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If you push on the very top of the cap, the bottom will come out and you take off, it is simple.
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I hit a mattress on a highway going 80 mph... did the trick - popped right out...
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Only the drivetrain looked like this after...

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push the botton it will pop right out.

EDIT: I guess push the very top
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I hit a turkey while carving the vineyards - also did the trick...

went home and saw that it was missing...went back to the vineyards and picked up the turkeys wing and there it was!
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If you push on the very top of the cap, the bottom will come out and you take off, it is simple.
I use a suction cup, but but that method is better . I'd NEVER use a screwdriver (even covered), especially with no notch, but that's just me . Paint is super easy to dent.
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      06-06-2011, 12:18 PM   #16
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takes 2 seconds to pop out, push on it slightly 1 of the sides will raise a but
and pop it out. Very simple.
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      06-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #18
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Just found it... for future searches:

Remove tow hook cover on bumper, push on top.

Page 241 in the 2011 manual, Mobility section.
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      06-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #19
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Don't do this. I believe you push on the bottom or the top (don't remember) and it will pop out.


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thank you all for your input, it was very helpful!
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