Tips & Tricks: Frunk Tub and Panel Disassembly.

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I am getting ready to do the 12v battery access plugs at the Frunk. I was hoping those that have done it could share some tips before I tackle the job. I am worried about breaking or losing panel clips and fasteners. Thanks!
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Do you pull straight out on the panels to release the clips? How do you make sure you don’t break clips off?
 

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Do you pull straight out on the panels to release the clips? How do you make sure you don’t break clips off?
Yes, straight out. You want to kind of run your hand along the edge of the panel to try and find the location of where a clip is so you pull at the clip spot. You just need to do the top and driver side panels. The clips are bit resilient to breaking, the biggest concern is them sliding off the panel into the abyss of your front end when you pull them off. You can lose a few and still be fine. I believe someone made a YouTube video about it, you can watch that so you know the locations of the clips.

Also, when doing the hole saw for battery access, make sure you do it from the backside of the trim piece, not the top, if you mess up before punching through, it won’t be visible. And when you get it right, it is a way cleaner look.
 

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Yes, straight out. You want to kind of run your hand along the edge of the panel to try and find the location of where a clip is so you pull at the clip spot. You just need to do the top and driver side panels. The clips are bit resilient to breaking, the biggest concern is them sliding off the panel into the abyss of your front end when you pull them off. You can lose a few and still be fine. I believe someone made a YouTube video about it, you can watch that so you know the locations of the clips.

Also, when doing the hole saw for battery access, make sure you do it from the backside of the trim piece, not the top, if you mess up before punching through, it won’t be visible. And when you get it right, it is a way cleaner look.
I had a couple clips slide off. I found all but one so I bought a pack of them for future use. Make sure the higher hole is below. that support bar below or you'll hit the bar.
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