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Best Way to Remove Panel Buttons?

How do you pop the panel buttons off w/o damage? 1 screwdriver? 2 screwdrivers? Special tool?

Are they tough or do they break easy?
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they actually do make a tool for it called a "panel remover" its basically the prying end of a hammer, cept on a handle...



I personally used a flat head screw driver. After taking off every panel in my truck to paint them, i broke 2 stubborn ones, but was able to get replacement ones from autozone for like 3 bucks for a package. its really up to you, I'm cheap and prefer screwdrivers and my hands.
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Thankyou. I actually was able to use a claw hammer on the ones easy to get at. Probly remove the handle for others like inside the seat wells.

I googled - panel remover - lotta possabilities/$.
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You can get the tool above at Sears for $9. It's made by Lisle. I bought one to remove my old panel to install my 2-door jumpseat. It worked alot better than the screwdriver/plier method. I broke about half with the pliers and zero with this tool.
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i use these religiously. it grabs it by the stem, and not the head. i pull x-mas tree clips (the ones that hold the plastic in the rear corners near the headliner) all day without damage.
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I will get a proper tool B4 continuing.
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they actually do make a tool for it called a "panel remover" its basically the prying end of a hammer, cept on a handle...


they use this tool at customs when they tear apart your car.
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i use these religiously. it grabs it by the stem, and not the head. i pull x-mas tree clips (the ones that hold the plastic in the rear corners near the headliner) all day without damage.
Do you happen to have a link to that tool? I use the pickle fork style screwdriver like pictured earlier in the thread all the time and can't quite pull it off without damaging those christmas trees!
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Pull REALLY hard.
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beside the tools already listed, i use 90 degree needle nose pliers, they work pretty well too.
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