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    Default Replacement of 3 piece rear hatch moldings

    I can't figure out how to get the clips that fit over the ends of the pneumatic hatch tubes and secure them to the car back on. I used a screw driver to pry them off which you have to do in order to replace the side moldings. Is there a special tool that will spread them apart in order to fit them back on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93annivette View Post
    I can't figure out how to get the clips that fit over the ends of the pneumatic hatch tubes and secure them to the car back on. I used a screw driver to pry them off which you have to do in order to replace the side moldings. Is there a special tool that will spread them apart in order to fit them back on?
    I used two needle nose pliers to pry the clips apart in order to fit over the strut endpiece. I found that you don't need to pry the clip completely off in order to get the strut off in the first place but just enough to allow the strut assembly to pop off the ball. The whole thing will reassemble with the clip in place-just pop it on over the ball.

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    Default Rear hatch

    I use pliers and then place them back on by hand.



    QUOTE=93annivette;1156620]I can't figure out how to get the clips that fit over the ends of the pneumatic hatch tubes and secure them to the car back on. I used a screw driver to pry them off which you have to do in order to replace the side moldings. Is there a special tool that will spread them apart in order to fit them back on?[/QUOTE]

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