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Glad you posted this question Dennis. I have been thinking about installing my Oracle LEDs markers.
I was wondering best way to get in there
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Those are plastic rivets, once removed they can not be re used. So use a drill to drill in the middle then you can pop then out, you can buy new plastic rivets and use a rivet gun to reinstall or push pins
They are 1/4 plastic rivets
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You can buy 1/4 push pins to replace them, me I am very picky so I purchased a pack of Mopar 1/4 plastic rivets on eBay for 10 bucks and a 1/4 rivet gun on eBay as well like 35 and it’s looks like oem

If I ever need to remove it I have it plus I plan to do a Hellcat front which also Influenced in buying the tool and plastic rivets

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You can get the rivets and rivet gun (fits in the wheel well with tire turn all the way in) from harbor freight. As for removing them I use this tool with blue handles shown in this thread, acts like a long and thin pair of diagonal cutters.

I guess amazon still has the tool.
 

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awesome, !
Those are plastic rivets, once removed they can not be re used. So use a drill to drill in the middle then you can pop then out, you can buy new plastic rivets and use a rivet gun to reinstall or push pins
They are 1/4 plastic rivets
View attachment 1000402
You can buy 1/4 push pins to replace them, me I am very picky so I purchased a pack of Mopar 1/4 plastic rivets on eBay for 10 bucks and a 1/4 rivet gun on eBay as well like 35 and it’s looks like oem If I ever need to remove it I have it plus I plan to do a Hellcat front which also Influenced in buying the tool and plastic rivets
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Cool, I like the Mopar oem rivet Idea. I wonder if the 'Fastenal' stores would have those plastic rivets ? you never see anyone there,,, hmmmmm:unsure:
Thanks for the advice
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If not for China the shelves in Auto stores and at Amazon would be bare. Shame on us. At least the Redeye was screwed together in Brampton. Mine Pre Covid too!
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Glad you posted this question Dennis. I have been thinking about installing my Oracle LEDs markers.
I was wondering best way to get in there
thanks
parrott
I just replaced my side markers with after market LEDs and I did it without removing those rivets. You can get to the rear ones from underneath. Gotta squeeze your arm up past the resonator but it's not that bad. You can get the front from under the hood. You have to remove the airbox on the driver side but that is pretty easy. It didn't take me long at all to change them out.

 

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I have removed probably 1,000 of those at this point. I normally use a very sharp putty knife (I sharpen it on a stone), slip the putty knife under the rivet head, then hit the putty knife with a small hammer.

Cuts the rivet head right off.
 

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awesome, !


Cool, I like the Mopar oem rivet Idea. I wonder if the 'Fastenal' stores would have those plastic rivets ? you never see anyone there,,, hmmmmm:unsure:
Thanks for the advice
best regards
parrott
Got mine from Amazon. Used them to install splash guards on my Ram too


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Cutting the heads off or drilling is the most common method of removal, prying them out with a trim removal tool sometimes works as well. They can't be reused, need to be replaced with another plastic rivet or push pin. I recently completed repaint of the bumper cover on the Scat Pack and had to replace many plastic rivets. The most difficult part was remembering which holes had push pins and which holes had rivets. Plastic rivets and rivet gun are handy to have on hand, many uses to avoid rust that would occur if metal fastener were used.
 
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Thanks everyone. Got it done. Advice really helped. Not too much collateral damage. Clips hardest part.
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I turned the wheels with the engine off. Electric power steering felt like a weird chop. All six fasteners looked like this.
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