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Old 04-16-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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ok what's the trick...

...to removing the center caps without buying the ridiculously overpriced "Porsche removal tool"?

I tried 2 long ice-pick type devices in each hole and pried, rotated, squeeze, everything.. wouldn't budge.

what's the trick here?

just got a new set and am anxious to get em on!

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Remove the wheel and pop it from behind.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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that's a lot of work for such a small task
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Take a wire coat hanger, cut it and bend it into a U shape. Bend the last inch/inch and a half of each end of the U shaped wire 90. Insert the wire into the two holes on the center cap, and pull.
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Rick's suggestion will work. You can also use a small L shaped Allen key to pull it off.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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Take a wire coat hanger, cut it and bend it into a U shape. Bend the last inch/inch and a half of each end of the U shaped wire 90. Insert the wire into the two holes on the center cap, and pull.
to a T! snipped it right at the curves to keep the pre-made bends

mocked this up real quick for future visitors:

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You will have to tug on it a bit as it is a pressure fit. I used a hooked tool and pulled on it with a bit of force to get mine off. Allen key works wonders!!!
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #8
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Remove the wheel and pop it from behind.

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nothing easier than just removing your wheel.. dont scratch your pricey caps with...coat-hanger...
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:41 AM   #9
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+1 on wheel removal...also gives you an opportunity to clean and wax the inner portion that is usually difficult to access from the exterior.

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