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Old 08-01-2006, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Removing "Assist Rods"

Anyone know how to??
They are the things that hold up the hood & there are 2 clips that hold them on, but I don't know how to get them off w/o breaking them [which i'm trying to avoid]. Has anyone been sucessful in doing this b4?
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I don't know how to remove them but i'll just post a warning... those things are HARD to get compressed again without the hood on them. we've smashed a few hoods with the rods atached in our drop tower at work so i've messed with them. impressive strength!
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SUPER easy when you figure out how they come off.

That clip you're pulling on? Use a small flat blade screwdriver and pull the clip out a bit. Not far, just disengage it. Then, using your other hand, smack the rod and it will pop off. It'* just a simple ball-and-socket design with the ball on the hood and the socket being in the rod and the clip as a lock. Make sense?

Let me know if you have any questions.
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