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Old 06-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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Default Rally Armor Mudflaps 2012 Sedan WRX install

I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but when installing the front mud flaps, you are required to remove the sideskirt via 2 different plastic push screws.... WHO INVENTED THOSE DAMNED THINGS AND WHY ARE THEY SO CHALLENGING TO REMOVE
I have never been so frusterated in my entire career of dealing with cars... while I am no professional mechanic, it would seem to make much more sense to just use regular screws or bolts. At this point, I have damaged or destroyed 3 out of the 4 side skirt push-screws that are required to be removed... time to call my Subaru dealer I guess. So, back to the question, why are they so demanding to remove or am I just on the short-bus here?
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Not sure why you are having so many issues. Mine came off just fine. Did you follow the directions and use two flat head screwdrivers to pry them out first? Once that is done that basically fall right out!
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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I just pulled mine off...Make sure you have all the necessary pins/screws removed. The side skirt is just pushed in/pulled off.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:27 AM   #4
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it's not the side skirt that is hard to remove its the pins themselves.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:28 AM   #5
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i think its because i was trying to do it with only one flat head screw driver
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:33 AM   #6
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Have to use some patience with any of the plastic retaining clips on these cars. They are one aggravated pull from shattering. Of course, this is the reason I have a bag of replacements on hand at all times.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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For anyone who wants more specifics, use two flathead screwdrivers from opposing angles (180 degrees offset each other), then push them in as far as you can while prying them. This will compress the inner legs of the pin, and it will pop right out. You *cannot* do it well with one screwdriver.

For the other pins (that have a philips head point), slowly twist them until they are at their peak height. If you turn them too far, they'll snap back in and you'll have to continue turning them until they get back up to that peak height. Once there, use a flat head to pop it out. The screwing motion pulls the pin far enough out to compress the inner legs, which is why it's necessary.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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any body clip is a pain to remove. Just make sure its clean and get two screw drivers and try to work the pins out.. takes time.. new clips are a couple dollars last i checked so its not to bad if the old ones break..
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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any body clip is a pain to remove. Just make sure its clean and get two screw drivers and try to work the pins out.. takes time.. new clips are a couple dollars last i checked so its not to bad if the old ones break..
anybody know of some good websites to order these plastic screws from?? I broke at least 2 of them...
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
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try your dealer, probably cheaper/easier
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:17 AM   #11
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try your dealer, probably cheaper/easier
My closest dealership is 300 km away... Trying to avoid having to do that...
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #12
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Hey short bus! I can get those off using one larger screwdriver and a twisting motion. Good luck. Your dealership stocks those and you can buy 300 of them for $2 (note exaggeration). The point being this; you must not be the only one having issues.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #13
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My closest dealership is 300 km away... Trying to avoid having to do that...
This is what I get for not reading every post before posting myself. Most auto parts stores and some hardware stores stock various car push clips. You have other options for replacing them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #14
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Hahaha I feel your pain. When I was installing mine, the screw rivet wouldn't pop out cause I was applying too much pressure. So I got frustrated and popped it off with a flat head. That broke it. That was on the first flap, then I learned less pressure is better. Once you loosen them, you should be able to pull them off with your fingers. You're not the only one though, I'm there with you.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #15
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u can find them on this websites. i broke two of mine as well already ordered them and i think these are the same ones but i broke my rear ones so i ordered the correct ones and a few extras just incase this is were i found them em all at


http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Sub...s_p/a21420.htm

http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Sub...r_p/a21576.htm

http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/Sub...r_p/a21563.htm
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