: Tow Hook Plug

john d
02-07-07, 11:35 PM
How is the square plug in the bumpers removed to attach the tow hook?
Can it be done without marring the paint and does it just push back in the hole?

02-08-07, 12:33 AM
I'd be very careful with it and maybe even warm it with a hair dryer first. Mine broke one of the tabs off and it was a bitch to replace.

02-08-07, 08:56 AM
I can pop mine out with a toothpick. I can also do it with a key - however, of course be very careful doing it that way so you don't sctrratch the paint. I was able to use a key without scratching the paint - but it is not the preferred method.

It pops back in no problem - no broken clips for me. If the clip did break, I would just use silicone (RTV) to glue it back in.

02-08-07, 09:27 AM
There are two tabs on top, so gently pull/pry out the bottom first. (There is a lip on the bottom to hold the cover to the fascia) Then pull down to release tabs from the top. The cover is held onto the fascia with a tether. Heat would be a good idea if you live in a cold climate. The covers work similar to the battery cover on a remote control or any other battery operated device.