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adamm19830



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Installing Side Steps without taking wheel off?

Hi all,

I received a set of side steps today for my RRS 2005 and I've just been to look at the job before I install tomorrow.
There are 2 small screws to take out near to the rear wheel that fixes the existing sill. These are a pain to access as there is minimal room between the screw and wheel.
Any suggestions on getting these screws out without taking the wheel off?

Thanks

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B9BS X



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Gornal Hills



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Hi, please don't laugh on how i did it Rolling with laughter i held a posi bit in a pair of mole grips @90 degrees , then levered a block of wood behind the grips for the pressure off the tyre..... and it worked a treat !! Thumbs Up Hope this makes sense Embarassed 2007, HSE, Cairnes Blue, Factory tints, Love it !!!

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adamm19830



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Good idea gornal! I'll try that. My only fear is that as the car is 2005 the screws look rusty and may have seized! Sad

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Col



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Gornal Hills wrote:
Hi, please don't laugh on how i did it Rolling with laughter i held a posi bit in a pair of mole grips @90 degrees , then levered a block of wood behind the grips for the pressure off the tyre..... and it worked a treat !! Thumbs Up Hope this makes sense Embarassed


Used very similar method when I fitted a pair except used a small ratcheting spanner instead of molegrips, worked a treat. Thumbs Up also replaced screws with stainless steel one's when refitted.

Ceers
Col

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Gornal Hills



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" Good thinking Col" another good tip eh mate Thumbs Up 2007, HSE, Cairnes Blue, Factory tints, Love it !!!

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Gornal Hills



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adamm19830 wrote:
Good idea gornal! I'll try that. My only fear is that as the car is 2005 the screws look rusty and may have seized! Sad

Hi adamm, give them a good shot of WD 40 mate and they will come out, plenty of leverage of the tyre Thumbs Up 2007, HSE, Cairnes Blue, Factory tints, Love it !!!

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Boothy



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Great tip

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madtoro



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I just did this last weekend, the posi drive bit and mole grips worked fine for me too.

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scousefly



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Just

done this and to be honest took the wheels off as it was easier. It also said 20 minutes a side which I think is complete Censored as everything is so fiddly it took me 3.5hrs but I took my time

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