Help with trunk parts removal


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Help with trunk parts removal

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Hey there... Been trying to remove lower trunk panels from my 2012 Wing and can't seem to figure out how to get them loose. The "manual" is about 6 years behind the times and shows popping off a trim strip that doesn't exist and removing screws that holds the 3 lower panels. This generation of Wing has no such trim. There are 3 screw inside the trunk along the sides that come out and release the side of the lower side panel. The lower center panel seems to be the lynchpin to the whole mess and I can't find any screws anywhere that hold it in and it for sure isn't simply clipped on. I need all of those 3 lower panels off so I can do some lighting stuff. Great plans thwarted by an out of date manual. Anyone ventured into that part of the beasty?

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I answered my own question with brute force and tenacity! Actually, it was careful prying and removing every thing that got in the way. Here is the video answer to the question...


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Thanks for the video, Grant. Nice job.
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Hey buddy they took down your video for some reason. How did you take off the trim off the trunk Center? Did it just snap off or were there screws behind? If you get a chance please answer me I appreciate it
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YouTube and I had a falling out of sorts and I put a nail in my channel. Long story, lots of politics. But that video is no longer available. I don't remember the process now that it is 4 years later but I have the video in an archive somewhere and can look tomorrow and let you know. You are talking about the 3 lower rear panels, correct?Two side panels and the center one with the license plate on it? If so, there is 3 screws inside each lower side bag that have to come out and those outside panels clip in from that point if my memory doesn't fail me. Those outer panels have to come off before the screws for the center panel can be removed. I will find the video after i climb out of bed and let you know if you still need it.
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If you need the video up, and have the file still, I could put it up for you.
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Thank you but I did figure it out and yes the side panels come off first from the inside loosening up the screws and then you can get the back panel off once you have the side panels off with the screws on the outside . Thank you anyway. I really appreciate it and Merry Christmas
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waituntilthebeep wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:36 pm YouTube and I had a falling out of sorts and I put a nail in my channel. Long story, lots of politics. But that video is no longer available. I don't remember the process now that it is 4 years later but I have the video in an archive somewhere and can look tomorrow and let you know. You are talking about the 3 lower rear panels, correct?Two side panels and the center one with the license plate on it? If so, there is 3 screws inside each lower side bag that have to come out and those outside panels clip in from that point if my memory doesn't fail me. Those outer panels have to come off before the screws for the center panel can be removed. I will find the video after i climb out of bed and let you know if you still need it.
U tube sorta sucks sometime...eh?
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No worries buddy I appreciate it though. I already got it it was pretty simple you got to go in through the trunk and take out the screws from behind on the sides and then you'll see the screws want to remove the two side pieces for the back part of the trunk it exposes one on each side to take the back piece off. All done and yeah YouTube sucks sometimes
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