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Besides using the tool does anyone know the secret to getting the clips, that hold the plastics together, out?
 

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Side cutters (aka Dykes) also work good, but ya just gotta be careful ya don't cut the heads off as you yank the pins. I use dykes more often than I do the tool designed for them, because its usually quicker and I can reach more tight spots easier than the long tool can. Use whatever ya got that works... you can make a better tool easily too.
 

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On 300's you can get to the bottom side of almost every plastic clips ,but that is not the case with many models , I find if I clean the dirt out the under side of the clip by squeezing them with a pier of pliers and then hit them with some WD40 or such spray lubricant , before trying to get them out , it will increase the survival rate of the clips
 

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On 300's you can get to the bottom side of almost every plastic clips ,but that is not the case with many models , I find if I clean the dirt out the under side of the clip by squeezing them with a pier of pliers and then hit them with some WD40 or such spray lubricant , before trying to get them out , it will increase the survival rate of the clips
That's an idea. I couldn't find the tool retro and jeep recommended so I grabbed 2 flatheads and man so easy to take em out.
 

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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head :).
 

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I buy them by the 1000 from china, lol. the ones that don't come right out get clipped!
 

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curved side cutters, works 10 times faster than any flat head :).
Flat blade screw driver is all I've ever used. I've had the plastic off my 700's more times than I can count, and have never had a issue.

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I hate those things. Cut the ones i needed off for access and used zipties in their place
 

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1 of my sisters working at ford needed a special tool[the kind i like], so a worker bent the end of a smaller screwdriver 45 degrees. he remade the tip some. with that on 1 side, an a flat head on the other, i dont have much problem with inserts.
i'll send picture soon.
 
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