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Old 06-04-2015, 04:38 PM
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Default Removing arches on R60: how to?

Masking and painting my arch lights isn't going to give me the result I want, so I'm hoping there's a way to remove the arches without destroying all the little clips. Any ideas? I don't have a 2" thick manual for my girl yet, and Google didn't give me anything good...
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One of my MINI techs says to remove the liner first so you can see the clips, then take an appropriately sized socket (maybe 7mm or 8mm or so, or equivalent) and push it on the clip to release it from the panel.

This is what the clips look like...

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Old 06-18-2015, 05:15 PM
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Dude. Rock star. I just broke my thumb two weeks ago, so pinching the clips was out of the question. Found my weekend project now!
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Cool, good luck man!
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Broken thumbs reminds me of the bookie Mike on Seinfeld...

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