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Odd cleaning question - Passenger speaker grill

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by tliving, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. tliving

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    I think the kid managed to mash some mud into the front passenger speaker grill. I tried picking it out with a pin but its still there. This is the pic after I tried several ways of cleaning it. Doesnt look big in the picture but its pretty noticeable inside.


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    Has anyone removed the grill cover and can you give me some advice? Its bugging me!
     
  2. Majerus

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    Did you try a tooth brush?
     
  3. Fezzik

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    As Majerus said. try warm water and a toothbrush. I've even used a stiff paint brush to clean that stuff out before.
     
  4. tliving

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    Doh! Thats a great idea that I should have thought of. Will give it a shot. I was looking at more complex things like popping off the panel etc.
     
  5. Panoz

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    TELL ME the person responsible is forever banned from getting near the car. It would the case in MY house.
     
  6. tliving

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    Hey, the Model S is too good a car not to drive people around in. Or dogs...
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  7. Majerus

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    Did the toothbrush work for you?
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    If only my dogs were so calm!

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    If it's not too late...

    It is fairly easy to pull the grille off and then you can get a good cleaning. Pull from the bottom gently, but firmly and keep pulling until the snap lets go. It sounds bad, but it pulls right off. Best is to use a spudger if you have one or a screw driver wrapped in cloth. Once you get the first snap. The rest are a lot easier. The grille has a fairly robust plastic frame. So if you are careful, there is little risk of warping it.

     
  9. tliving

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    It helped but not 100%:
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    Im going to try pulling off the grill with the instructions @CHG-ON provided next.

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    Thanks, going to try that next! Just needed a strategy
     
  10. Zextraterrestrial

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    ya, pulling those off is really very easy. I have done it several times to see how much the speakers are moving. just pull firmly, I don't think you could damage the covers, very sturdy pieces
     
  11. tliving

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    I popped it off, there are 4 clips, none broke. I started at the bottom and worked up as suggested. The grill isn't completely mesh through and the area with the dirt has a back so it didnt help as much as I would have thought to take it off. But I was more comfortable giving the area a good soak when I saw what was in the dirt area so I did that and it helped. With the grill on I wasn't sure where the speaker stopped and was afraid of soaking something related to the speaker that was needed. Pics below.

    Thanks everyone for your help.
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