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Old 06-01-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Boxster wheel caps

I want to replace my current (1997) Boxster wheel caps with the colored crest wheel caps. Any suggestions on the best way to get the old caps off?
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Old 06-01-2005, 01:28 PM   #2
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Punch a hole in the center of the cap with a screw driver and they will pop off.
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Old 06-01-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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Don't you have to remove the wheel first and push it through the inside of the wheel?
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #4
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Randall, the whole point of punching a hole thru the center of the cap is to allow you to replace the cap without removing the wheel.
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Old 06-01-2005, 03:15 PM   #5
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Whoa - I don't think you need to punch a hole in the center caps. My center caps have 2 small holes in them hidden in the black of the emblem. You can either buy the fancy tool from Porsche or you can get a wire coat hanger and fashion L-shaped bends at the end of the wire to pull the center caps off.


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Old 06-01-2005, 03:30 PM   #6
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the caps come of very easily with no damange. I just did it this weekend when i was repairing one of my wheels. A flathead screwdriver covered with a piece of cloth or a rubber pry tool of some sort will do the trick. Just be careful

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Old 06-01-2005, 04:15 PM   #7
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easiest way is to just take the wheel off and push them out from the inside out.
No tools needed to push them out because you can bend the little prongs back with your fingers.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:36 PM   #8
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Punch a hole is crude.

Drill the sucker out.
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Old 06-01-2005, 04:56 PM   #9
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What poor advice. Just take two allen keys through the little holes and pull out. So that way if the colored ones get stolen you can use the old ones
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Peter, get to know Jeff (Toolpants) a little more and you'll see he's got thousands of pictures to add punch to his twisted sense of humor...

You're absolutely right though... carefully removing the black ones will indeed give you something to use when and if the pretty ones are stolen... which seems to happen all the time. I saw a boxster at the post office last week where the center caps had been heisted as well as the pretty chromed air nozzle thingys <--highly technical name!
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I know, but he never got the right information.
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Old 06-01-2005, 08:09 PM   #12
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You mean, after 6 years, I have been doing it wrong?
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:15 AM   #13
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I like the beer can opener approach. After all, we all have several of these laying around, right?


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