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Old 02-06-2002, 02:05 PM
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How do you peel this panel off ?

On a 126 lower fender body panel ( as in yellow arrow ) should I just pry the bottom off with a flat tool and remove - as seen in the CD, or must one first remove the lower panel to get it out of the way ?
I cannot really tell by looking at it.
This panel is quite loose on top. I would like to re "clip" it, so it stays with the car and doesn't just fly off .
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Old 02-09-2002, 10:40 AM
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Body work 126 advice please

Help please, can't stand the silence....
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Old 02-09-2002, 10:53 AM
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There are two attachments on this panel: one high and one low. The lower one is a straight in, plastic, ribbed stud into a pressed socket in the quarter panel. Use a flat plasic wedge (or plastic spatula) from the bottom and pry outwards. The upper attach. (your loose one) is a clip that "hooks" down into a slot. This lifts up (or could be slides down). You'll feel the direction once you pry the lower stud loose.
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Old 02-10-2002, 01:00 AM
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will try it later today. Already have the replacement clip. I am assuming from your reply that I go directly to this panel - without hasseling the bottom one.

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