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Old 05-29-2004, 04:24 PM   #11
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Thought I'd put this pic up for general measure. My photo skills not very good though.
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Thought I'd put this pic up for general measure. My photo skills not very good though.
I've taken this photo before too and it always looks like yours. Must be the up' angle or something?
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My decal came last night. The install looks straight forward but removing the trunk liner could be messy. Does anyone know if I need to replace the plastic pins that hold the trunk roof liner in place once I remove them? Also does anyone know the bulb type that is in the third brake light?
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Does anyone know if I need to replace the plastic pins that hold the trunk roof liner in place once I remove them?
No, they are meant to be re-used. You shouldn't have to do all that dis-assembly of the trunk liner & brake light.
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Thanks Mark:
I will try and tackle the job next weekend. We have a trip to PA planned this weekend to attend a wedding.
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Its just like a window decal. Peel off the backing, line it up and stick it on. Then you peel off the top layer and your done. 5 Minute install
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The instruction sheet that comes with the decal says to remove the lamp because the decal will overlap the lens thus when the lamp is reinstalled the car body will form a seal over the decal. I think I will look at the actual size of the decal tonight and see if it is bigger than the lens. If it is not you are correct and it is a 5 min install. Thanks for the heads up.
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OK, your overlay decal is from a different manufacturer, then maybe you do have to remove that 3rd light. The overlay decals from Vinzdecals don't require removal of 3rd light,and just apply directly to the lens.
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The decal is form Grafxwerks and I will have to remove the third light as the decal is considerably bigger than the lens. I look forward to the challenge. My biggest problem will be to pop out the plastic retainers that attach the sound deadening shield to the underside of the trunk lid. Does anyone know if there is a special tool for this or do I use a small putty knife? I figure the larger blade on the putty knife will not damage the retainer as much as a screwdriver.
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There is a fastner removal tool that looks like a flat bladed screw driver with a notch cut out (kinda like the nail puller of a framers hammer).

Wrap tape around the blade of the tool to prevent scratching. The fastners just push back in when re-installing the cover.
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