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Old 01-03-2009, 02:51 PM
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Removing Trunk Lid Clips

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I'm about to install an after-market spoiler on my Altima Coupe, but I'm having trouble with the clips that hold the carpet/liner to the trunk lid.

I don't want to snap them off, but I can't seem to get them off any other way.

Any suggestions out there?

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They take a little discomforting force. Use a small flathead screwdriver and that should do it.
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i didnt have luck w/ the screw driver so i just used the claw side of a hammer. it forces the pins inward and then u just pop em out. makes a hell of a loud pop tho so be warned.
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yep. the screwdriver works the best for me. i also however had some luck with a staple remover. just gotta get it in the right position.

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Hey there are different types of clips on the Sedan and the coupes and theres even 2 different types on the sedans alone...could you take pics of each different types of clips and I can help you remove them.

The typical push clip that Nissan uses is pretty easy...there are 2 small flat indentations on either side of the clip...just get a flathead about the width of that indentation under it and twist the screwdriver until it pops out and then you can remove the entire clip. If it breaks don't worry...they sell plenty of them at the dealer for about $2 each lol.

The other type is on the bottom of the trunk lid and I'm not sure if the coupe has it but its a tensioner pad and you simply rotate it till it comes out and then you can remove the second part of it with a flathead again.

Get me those pictures and I can help you out better if that doesnt work.
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Thanks all-

I was able to get them off by prying them with a flat head screwdriver and grabbing them with some needle nose plyers... Took a little doing, but once I got the hang of it, the rest of the clips were a breeze.

Of course the installation of the spoiler (pics soon) couldn't have gone a bit smoother.

The included screws were too short...and I dropped one inside the deck lid...so it's rattling around in there (but only when I open/close the trunk).
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