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Old 04-28-13, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default ES300 02 - emergency trunk release latch

Hi guys.
Today I decided to replace rusty license plate bolts.
So I removed the head from one bolt , and the same happened with the second bolt.
I tried Grabit Damaged Screw Remover and it didn't work. Now the only way to remove those two parts of the two bolts is to remove cover from the trunk.

I poped all the black clips,
but cannot remove emergency trunk release latch. I poped the upper part of the latch.

How do I remove the bottom part of this latch from the trunk?
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Old 04-28-13, 09:58 PM   #2
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it's actually pretty easy to remove.

the face plate of the handle pops right off,

and then you squeeze the clip that holds the handle on, then VOILA
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Old 04-28-13, 10:48 PM   #3
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it's actually pretty easy to remove.

the face plate of the handle pops right off,

and then you squeeze the clip that holds the handle on, then VOILA
Yeah
There are 4 clips which hold that part (and 2 additional just sitting there and doing nothing).

How do you squeeze them all at the same time?

I tried to pry them with wooden matches - didn't work.
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Old 04-29-13, 08:07 PM   #4
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How do I squeeze all 4 big pins at the same time?

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Ahhh, I see what you're saying now.

I remember now that was a PITA to remove.

Honestly, I pulled and held on the handle while
Depressing those with. A pair of needlenose clips and it Eventually just popped off.
You know what I meAn?
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