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Super Beetle Airbox Question

 
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brucero



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject: Super Beetle Airbox Question Reply with quote

Super Beetle Airbox Question

I have a 78 Super Beetle Convert (natch), and I am trying to remove
the cover from the airbox.
It is accessed from the trunk, and contains the wiper mechanism and
squirter pluming.

I have removed the 5 screws, and the cover will not budge. It seems to
have some adhesive keeping the access panel
attached to the box. it seems to be never opened.

Any suggestions, Is there a trick to popping the access panel off
without destroying it?

Any hints would be appreciated.

Bruce, Hope, ID
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Troy Hobbs



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:13 am    Post subject: Super Beetle Airbox Question Reply with quote

Try heating it up along the edges with a heat gun or even a HD hair dryer before you pry on it, the heat will relax the glue
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brucero



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Troy,
Good Idea! From experience, is there a better place to pry?
Everything seems to have a rolled lip.
Bruce
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Troy Hobbs



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Super Beetle Airbox Question Reply with quote

one of the corners
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