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Old Wed, Dec-30-2009, 12:37:04 PM   #1
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Default Side marker and hood vent removal

I know I saw a thread on this but it does not come up in the search.
Anybody remember this how-to ?

Having clear bra installed next week and would like to get these pieces out
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Typically clear bras only cover the front portion of the hood and fenders. It shouldn't require you to remove those vents unless you specifically ask them to cover the entire hood and fenders.
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Typically clear bras only cover the front portion of the hood and fenders. It shouldn't require you to remove those vents unless you specifically ask them to cover the entire hood and fenders.
Yes this is true, and in my case the whole hood and fenders are being covered!
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OK, I found the side marker removal on youtube. Here is the link for anybody else who might need it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHMtTQ50B5g

Still need help on the hood vents.
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Default Hood vent removal

I can see that the top ring somehow snaps out of the hood but I don't want force it 'till I know how it works. Still hoping someone has done this and can help.
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Ok, I found this over at M3Post Quote:

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Figured out how to do it. Pull off rubber grommet from inside of hood. Take plastic wedge and going from the inside of the hood press up on the tabs holding the painted hood vent ring in place. Work your way around releasing all of the tabs. Then remove the hood vent from the outside but lifting up. Take out the black mesh inner piece and put this in the new vent surround. Then press it down into the hole in the hood until all of the tabs lock in place. Reinstall the grommet and repeat on the other side.

Just be careful releasing the tab so you dont snap any off. "
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"you just have to out enough pressure on here and enough cushioning on this spot so you dont f*ck it up"

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Default Re: Side marker and hood vent removal

hi. can i please get some help from anyone in here? i need some stuff online for my truck. my friend recommended vents from 3D Carbon.. you think i should go for it?


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Default Re: Side marker and hood vent removal

I just replaced mine with CF hood vents and I also looked around for instructions. There are several videos out there but the one that worked the best was from .

I saw one where the approach was from below the hood and I don't think that's necessary at all and it just adds work. I was able to pop it off from the top only, working my way around the front end (thin rim) part. I will warn that the hood vent is latched on the back end side (the wider rim end) so trying to pry it up from the back end side could easily break the tab. I cracked mine on the first side and quickly learned to change the approach. I wish this was a warning on some of those threads. No big deal and I was able to superglue it. It would work just fine if I decided to switch them back.

The picture shows those tabs on the rear end side of the vent and you can see the small vertical crack through both holes.

My CF vents are from AutoTecknic and the fit is only OK. The front end part doesn't seem to be perfectly flush. Has this been a problem with anyone? I will try to re-install it and see if they fit better.
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