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Old 12-10-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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I agree, been racking my brain trying to figure out without scratching my facia.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Plastic pry tool is simplest. I bought a cheap set off Amazon. Then just start by the top corner and work your way around.

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Old 12-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #13
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:25 AM   #14
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2012sel, removed panels last night using your method (5 butter knives), worked great!!!
Now having difficult time installing new ones (w/led's). Can't seem to get all 3 sides to snap in properly but I'm sure I will, thanks again for the advice.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:02 PM   #15
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do you have a link to these new panels with LED's?

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Looked up the panels online - look pretty good- almost as if they were OEM. I noticed that most have the LED panel on the second last strip from the bottom, but I did see ones that have it on the last strip, I'm going to be looking for those. Post a link to the ones you have, pics would be nice too!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:00 AM   #17
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I travel to China quite a bit and my Chinese associates turned me on to "Alibaba.com". There sorta like the Chinese equivalent to google. Do a search there, the ones I ordered are very high quality for less than half the price here. I will take a picture and post.
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