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Old 16 Jan 2008, 01:06 am
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Red face Rear Spoiler Removal?

I have a 2007 Cruiser and want to remove the rear factory "mini" spoiler.
I can see two bolts attaching it at either end. Can anyone give me some pointers in taking this off?
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 07:57 am
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No pointers needed. Just loosen and take the nuts off the threaded screws and the spoiler will lift right off and leave you two holes on each side at the top of the hatch.

At least that's the way it works with the earlier PT's.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:06 am
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I think there is more to it than that, a bolt in the center too, check this link to a previous PTcruiserlinks thread:

Here!!!

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Old 16 Jan 2008, 03:10 pm
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i think its three bolts also but crewzin is right you are going to have holes in the top of the hatch back
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 06:20 pm
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Default Re: Rear Spoiler Removal?

Thanks for the info guys.. but what do I have to do to access the center bolt? There is a panel over the rear brake light.. do I have to remove that too? If that is the case then water would leak into the car from the center hole?
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 09:19 pm
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Yes! There is one more thing!
(I just did this with soonercruiser (2006 Touring) in order to place the GT style spoiler with LED molded-in.)
**In the center, there is also mounting hole that is there to add stability and center the spoiler during assembly. It's a square hole, of about 3/4 inch. What I did, rather than an expensive welding, body repair & painting, etc., is I placed the gold Chrysler center cap over the hole. Looks clean & classy!
**BTW - You will have to place some type of prying mechanism under the edge of the spoiler to lift it up, and break the adhesion of the mounting tape. Rather than a screwdriver, I use one of my wife's heavy plastic ladels. (Please keep that to yourself). And, it wasn't all that easy to do....lifting & prying, until you can actually hold the spolier up in the air to provide leverage.
But, despite being a rookie mechanic, I was an easy DITY job.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 10:59 pm
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Thanks Sooner.. awesome job on your PT.. and thanks for the tip .. your secret is safe with me. So, there is no bolt under the center.. great.. How was the paint under the spoiler?
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 12:36 pm
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Painty was perfect......uhhhhh....until I scratched it a little not being patient enough waiting for the mounting tape to give up"!
(Though you wouldn't ask me about that little dirty secret!)

Guess you saw my pictures on the PTCruiserWorld site?
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Old 19 Dec 2010, 07:51 pm
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I haven't tried this,but, over on one of the GoldWing sites I go to one suggestion to remove taped on emblems/accessories is to use dental floss!
I imagine you would want to protect your fingers But it is supposed to work very well and not damage the paint OR the item being removed.
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Old 19 Dec 2010, 11:23 pm
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My area of expertise!
Floss might work for small lettering or a very small emblems.
But, I tried it and a hair dryer on the dealer's emblem on the new Couture.
No luck.
The dryer heat does soften the adhesive. But, it took one of those thin teflon kitchen scrapers to get it off.
(Don't tell the wiffie, please!)
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