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Rear Spoiler - unhinged/popped off...help

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by fossilfuel, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. fossilfuel

    fossilfuel New Member

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    Wife was backing out car in garage with rear door/hood open (moving furniture)....the spoiler caught the door and slightly popped it off its hinges (still on my car though).

    Before I take to a body shop or toyota, it feels like it can just be popped back into the hingest/grooves (i can see them on the ends), but I dont want to break it by pushing down too hard.

    Anyone have any ideas on this topic and how to fix? It looks fine normal (just barely popped out of 1-2 hingest probably), but can rattle more than normal over bumps.

    I am in S Cali (Manhattan Beach to Irvine). I can pay someone local to fix if they are savy on this.

    THanks
     
  2. Rokeby

    Rokeby Member

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    Reports of damge to the rear spoiler have come up repeatedly.
    The cause is typically contact with a garage door.
    So, if it is any consolation, you are not alone. ;)

    The all-plastic spoiler is held on by four metal clips with additional
    plastic ones at the ends. Depending on how the spoiler was struck, the
    metal clips can tear out the holes in the spoiler, which then cannot be
    reseated firmly. To get access to the clips also requires removing 1 or
    2 interior body panels and maybe the rear wiper motor. :(

    At any rate, here are two threads that go through the removal/
    installation process. The first is for the Gen II. The second is for the
    Gen III, but may be useful for its clear pictures:

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-prius-main-forum/75968-how-remove-replace-spoiler.html

    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-iii...363-gen-iii-spoiler-removal-w-photos-how.html

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Terri Salhus

    Terri Salhus Junior Member

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    The 2nd link u sent won't open, says pg not found. Can I please resend it, greatly appreciated
     
  4. TMR-JWAP

    TMR-JWAP Senior Member

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    Gonna need more help than that. It a post from 2010.....
     
  5. dolj

    dolj Senior Member

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    Rokeby hasn't posted on PriusChat since early 2014 so I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for a reply from them.

    Try this link which a quick search turned up: Gen III Spoiler Removal w/photos How To