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On 8/3/2018 at 1:49 PM, DonShockley said:

..... So hopefully it will be here soon. The bigger question may be if my TC will be fixed and out of the shop before it arrives.

Well, the parts from Latvia got to the house just ahead of my TC making it home from the shop, so Latvian/USA post wins the race.

 

I'll do a longer post later on the install, but the short story is the parts fit and it's a simple swap with just a couple screws. Here's a few pix.

 

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32 minutes ago, DonShockley said:

Well, the parts from Latvia got to the house just ahead of my TC making it home from the shop, so Latvian/USA post wins the race.

 

I'll do a longer post later on the install, but the short story is the parts fit and it's a simple swap with just a couple screws. Here's a few pix.

 

 

 

That looks very nice Don - great job, worth the long wait.

I think the reflectors look better on the wagon model with the painted bumpers, side molding, door handles. There isn't black molding to compliment the black trim piece.

On my XLT van, I have black in those areas and I'm on the fence towards my preference for changing that.

 

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As a safety feature, those reflectors are useful.  

 

Reminds me of how some kids put reflectors on their bikes, while kids like me took all the reflectors off the bike.  

 

I installed an LED light onto my plastic trim piece.  It is wired to turn on with my off-road lights, and strobe as an emergency beacon.  But not everyone will want to have a flashing red light on their car.

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In case anyone really needs to see it, here is what the trim piece looks like once you take it off.  Two torx screws.  Two mounting plugs.  Remove the screws.  Then gently nudge away from vehicle body with a trim tool  Or just grab it, pull really hard, and hope that you don't break off the plastic mounting plugs.

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2 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

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In case anyone really needs to see it, here is what the trim piece looks like once you take it off.  Two torx screws.  Two mounting plugs.  Remove the screws.  Then gently nudge away from vehicle body with a trim tool  Or just grab it, pull really hard, and hope that you don't break off the plastic mounting plugs.

Thanks 5150. That's just what I needed to see. Been wanting to paint mine white but those plastic mounting plugs were still holding it on and I couldn't tell precisely what it was. Didn't want to just yank on it and break something. It's what I THOUGHT it was, now I KNOW.

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17 hours ago, OLDSCHOOLFOOL said:

 

Didn't want to just yank on it 

 

 

That's what I did the first time I took it off.  Grabbed, wiggled, and pulled.  The car was only a few days old, and I just had to see what it looked like under there.  I should have taken photos back then.  Now, we all know.  Just a couple of plastic plugs.

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