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Scuttle Removal

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Can anyone help me with (detailed) instructions to remove and refit the scuttle panel on my wifes's 1996 Celica coupe please?

And where i might be able to purchase new plastic fixing pins?

Trying to cure a water leak into drivers footwell

thanks in advance

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That doesnt sound good. Whats a 'scuttle panel'? Are you sure you havent got rust under the air vents above the bonnet? You should be able to get those plastic pins at those auto warehouse places

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scuttle panel is the panel with the air intakes. Below that there are some drain holes. if they are blocked (as these probably are - by leaves), water overflows into the footwells. I can take the pins out, but there seems to be another fixing somwhere that i can't see.

thanks

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Oh right. Mine have self tapping screws mostly and a quarter of them are missing!

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Yes, guess i could use self tappers. But the important thing is - how do i get the panel off? I'm sure somebody out there must have a workshop manual that describes how it's held in place, other than these pins? is there ahidden scew(s)somewhere?

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So is this the hidden panel inside the wheel arch? Why dont you just drill some holes in it to let water out? I took out my air intake and it was hard to get at.

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it may be, but because i can't get the air intake grille off i can't be sure. You said "I took out my air intake" - how did you do it? remove the plastic fixings, and what else holds it in place?

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You undo the plastic guard inside the wheel arch enough so you can get to the intake box. I cant remember but I think there is a bolt or two holding it in place .. and its prob. whats stopping you get the scuttle guard off.

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