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Old 16 Jul 2006, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone know how to get these things out?

the orange mini vent thing at the bottom of the pic under the indicator..



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Old 16 Jul 2006, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno mate, but I need a pair for my front bumper!!

Wouldnt they just 'pop' out?
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 10:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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they dont seem to, i gave them a pull and they felt like they might break, theres no obvious easy access behind.. i guess i may have to take the wheels off..

what do they do anyway? does your look better without them?
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I dont think so personally... I think they are just wents or something for air for the brakes maybe, but I aint sure...

I'm trying to get hold of some...
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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They should just pull out. There are 2 (i think), retaining clips that you may need to prise out a bit (carefully with a flat-ended screw driver wrapped in a cloth).

Lots of peeps paint them black or colour code them.

Don't think they serve a purpose, other than making the front end look cack!!!

The cooling for the brakes is supposed to be provided by the scoop on the lip/bumper.

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Old 16 Jul 2006, 11:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for that Mickey I've no idea with cars, I was just thinking!! I'll stop in future!!
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 09:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't worry Phil, you may be right mate. I've just never heard anyone say they are there for that reason, doesn't mean they're not though!!

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Old 16 Jul 2006, 09:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wouldnt say that mate!! I aint got a clue at the best of times!!
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 10:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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thanks mickey.. i guess the clips can be easily accessed from the front rather than from behind?

maybe i shouldnt admit this, but i thought they were indicators until i bothered to have closer look
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Old 16 Jul 2006, 11:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Painted mine black though want doing again soon,be careful they are tight if you prize it down like said above and towards you u`ll be ok think theres like a drop where the clips are along the top of it for you to lever them out but dont quote me its about a yr an a half since i did em.

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Old 17 Jul 2006, 12:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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They come out quite easily with flat bladed screwdriver. If you do have problems,remove indicator and you can then get yer hand in and squeese the clips together and the wedge will then pop out.
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Old 17 Jul 2006, 08:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that is a seriously smart machine uk dave.. are those wheels off a new age impreza? 18"?
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Old 17 Jul 2006, 05:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Nah mate just prodrive pff7 replicas 18in

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Dave has a seriously smart Subaru
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Old 17 Jul 2006, 05:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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And if u still cant get them out, wrap a rope around them, wait for the next car to go past, quickly and accuratley lassoo (sp) it and bobs ur uncle, they are off! - along with the rest of the bumper!
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