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Center Cap Removal Tool

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by dc81, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. dc81

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  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

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    I just wadded up a few feet of duct tape and smashed it on.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  3. oripaamoni

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    thank you for this! Way easier to carry this in the car in case you want to swap the aero covers then a ball of duct tape.
     
  4. mlondre

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    I use a size zero flat head screwdriver. Slips between the rim and center cap and pops the cap off instantly.
     
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  5. FlyF4

    FlyF4 Son of a MX

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    Yea, that's what I did. No trouble at all it get it off and put it back on.
     
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  6. siai47

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    If you have a Garmin or similar windshield mount GPS, the suction cup on the mounting bracket will pull the center caps off both the model 3 and model S. The 3's caps have a slight crown and you have the set the suction cup tight and then pull the lever on the mount (as you would when putting it on a windshield). Pull the bracket and off the caps come.
     
  7. ntranced

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    very cool...for a $1.50 and free shipping you can't lose

    I have tape, but no reason to waste it to remove caps
     
  8. EV-lutioin

    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    Kitchen knife works just as well. Pops right out.
     
  9. tesababa

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    Doesn't the tool that came with the Tesla kit do the job?
     
  10. swaltner

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    The tool included with the kit is to remove the lg nut covers, although your fingers work a lot better than the included tool for that job.
     
  11. jelarv

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    If it's what I think you're trying to do, this guy shows at the 2:40 mark in his video:
     

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