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Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Socal Sonny, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    I decided that i would turn this into a how to remove thread for anyone.

    If you want to know how to remove something just ask here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2010
  2. werase643

    werase643 Member

    window crank....
    use a standard window crank clip remover tool
     
  3. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    lol.. yeah, i meant to say window crank..

    what in the world is a window crank clip remover tool?
     
  4. werase643

    werase643 Member

  5. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    oh cool.. thanks..

    I'll see if autozone rents them out..
     
  6. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    Just use a rag and run it back and forth between the door panel and the handle..like you are sawing the handle off with it...it will grab the clip and pop it off
     
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  7. that's a PIA isn't it? I just use a set of needle nose pliers to pull that little clip in and out
     
  8. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    ok i got another one for you guys..

    How do i remove the front windshield with out breaking it?
     
  9. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    depends on whether there is sealant in the rubber moulding or not..if there isn't spray pb blaster or wd40 around under the moulding and let it sit..silicone spray the rubber inside and out and let it soak in a day or so...I'm pretty sure the windshield is held in by the rubber moulding only just like in the old VW beetle or BMW 3 series....the moulding needs to be warm as well so it's pliable...use a tongue depresser or wooden paint stir stick to pry up the rubber from inside the cab and gently press outwards at the same time...again the rubber needs to be very warm or there will be too much pressure on the glass....I've removed a ton of VW bug/Porsche windshields and only broke the first one:)..once you have the method down it's not that tough...if you use anything metal..it will break the windshield...if you use anything pointy,same result.....after all that I checked youtube and found this:frustration:
    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Remove-a-Classic-Volkswagen-Beetle-Window-252164804

    same idea....follow his video for re-installation...I haven't watched the installation vid but if he doesnt recommend a greased/oiled rope...make sure to lube the rope..makes it mutch easier...hmmm that sounds kinky huh?:p
     
  10. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    How do i remove the steering wheel on a s80 hijet? i took off the little horn cover and the nut in the center. I've been tapping the bottom of the steering wheel with a rubber mallet.
    Do i just keep beating on it until it pops off?
     
  11. Ravk

    Ravk Member

    There are two tapped holes on either side of the main hold down nut. These are for a 2 prong wheel puller that can be purchaced or loaned from the Autoparts store.
    I have pretzeled a stearing wheel trying to pull it off by hand when I could not get a puller. It came off with a grunt and a tooth. Get the proper puller and do it correctly and safely.

    Robert
     
  12. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    HHmmm ...I have removed many many steering wheels and never needed a puller...grab the wheel in the 9 and 3 positions and kinda do the groundhog dance from caddyshack..left pull while right pushes then alternate..in out in out.wiggling quickly..honestly...this has worked at least 100 times for me..maybe I've been lucky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpFru3oIT1U&feature=related
     
  13. werase643

    werase643 Member

    it works real gud when you smack yourself in the face with the wheel
    leave the nut on with 2-3 threads to prevent a "hey ya'll watch this"
     
  14. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    LOL good point...I seem to recall a few close calls:p
     
  15. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    thanks for the input guys... i'll see if the local parts store has a puller.
     
  16. kegoangoango

    kegoangoango Member

    Removal of dash - 93' Hijet?

    I'm trying to remove the dash from my 93' Hijet. I see the bolts on top (from the bottom) but can't remove the bolt covers. How do you remove the little square covers?

    Thanks,
     
  17. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    i usually pry them off with a flat screw driver. Are you talking about the ones located at the top of the dash. one on each corner?
     
  18. kegoangoango

    kegoangoango Member

    Yes, those are the two. I tried to do this, but was worried about damaging them. So, I quit.

    Other than the six on the bottom and these two, are there others? Does the larger "cover" in the center of the dash come off?
     
  19. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    yeah i just pop them of pretty easy. there are a bunch of parts on these trucks that break very easily.

    if i remember right there should either be 2 clips or 2 screws holding the front cover in place. one is near the ashtray and the other is across from it.
     
  20. kegoangoango

    kegoangoango Member

    Sonny, do the clips come out one direction or the other? Kind of like the license plate light unclips on one side and then slides outs.

    Thanks
     

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