Note: Perform at your own risk.
1. T30 Torx Bit
2. T20 Torx Bit
3. Ratchet Wrench (to accept T20 Bit) (Thin Ratchet)
4. 10mm socket
5. Flat Head Screw Driver (stubby)
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You can either remove the rear wheel or perform the task with the wheel on. For ease of access, I recommend removing the wheel.
With the wheel removed, use your T30 torx to remove the identified screws as well as the two(2) 10mm plastic nuts. (pictured below)
With all screws and nuts removed, locate the plastic "half" turn clips on the bottom side length of the rocker. (pictured below)
Using your stubby Flat Head Screw Driver, turn each plastic srew a half turn and they will pop out.
Note: To re-install just press them back in.
With all clips removed, or at least 4 of them, we will start by prying the rocker panel away from the quarter at the top corner of the wheel opening.
Note: At the front top most corner there is a tab to lift over.
With the top section of the rocker separated, we need to continue separating it down the door jamb.
Note: Only Separate up to where the rocker meets the plastic door sill plate as it is double sided taped on. No need to remove sill.
Once the rocker is mostly freed from the quarter panel, identify the location of the three(3) T20 torx screw on the back side of the rocker panel.
Note: Bottom most Screw may be a little difficult and require a thin ratchet.
With the three(3) Torx screws removed, you will need to but your hand through the side scoop opening and press each plastic tab slightly inward and out at the same time to release them.
With all the plastic clips depressed while pulling, the Side Scoop should now be free from the rocker panel. (pictured below)
At this point you can clean, paint, replace, or do what you wish to the part(s).
To re-install, press side scoop back into retaining clips and follow the process in reverse order. Make sure rocker panel is aligned properly before popping it back on.
Hope this is of some help!
Note: Caymans of previous gen with black plastic vent exposed with no cover, are only clipped in and can be removed like a turbo scoop. they are not screwed in.
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