The design of the spare tire winch has been the same from 1996 up to now, perhaps excepting Stow&Go minivans. It works as follows. The nylon "stem" of the wheel holder has a collar that gets caught by a spring latch inside the square tube protruding downward. This is the tube which the cable comes out from. The latch itself is a stamped piece of metal with two "claws" that extend into the tube through the slots on its rear-facing side. That piece is attached to the tube by means of a flat spring, whose one end is riveted to the latch and the other one to the tube, some 3" upward. To operate the latch, there is a rod which pulls it away from the tube (the claws have tabs on their ends so they cannot come out completely). The other end of the rod is hooked to a looped flat spring. The spring is shaped like a hose clamp with two long straight "ears", and the round portion is pressed onto the bottom end of the winch's main shaft. So, as you begin to unwind the cable, the clamp/spring should turn together with the shaft and pull on the rod, thus releasing the latch. And this must happen before the weight of the wheel transfers to the latch throgh the plastic holder (which would occur if the latch fails to move on the first few turns of the shaft). Apparently, when the latch claws get stuck in their slots due to dirt or rust, the shaft just slips inside the spring. It could be a fail-safe feature to prevent the parts from breaking, but it also easily prevents the latch from releasing. Recently (as of this writing), I inspected the winch on my minivan and the wheel was found to be stuck. The previous inspection was two years ago. Back then, the latch did work and I sprayed it with silicone grease. A stuck latch should be easy to release if you lie down on your back and support the weight of the wheel by pushing it up. If you can hold the wheel close to the floor pan, there's enough room to reach the latch with a finger, through the center hole of the wheel. If it's too difficult to hold the wheel up, you can insert a long screwdriver through one of the holes in the wheel and unhook the latch with it. It still helps to at least partially support the wheel so its full weight is not resting on the latch. This time around, I cleaned the mechanism with WD-40 and then brush-painted the claws and their slots with anti-seize, and also applied it between the flat spring and the square tube, to make sure nothing holds it there. Do not lubricate the spring itself, and the machined neck on the shaft where it is clamped on. Now I believe that the winch has to be inspected and serviced at least annually. Don't forget to pump up the spare tire at the same time. Hope this helps.
Open the cup holder and remove the two screws on the outside.
You don't remove the plastic holder around the feet of the turkey before baking because it is oven safe.
use a plastic scraper or wood shim to get underneath it and pry in off
If you remove the right front plastic fender liner on the caravan, the water pump is lower right of the engine.
you just pull it like a fuse
Pull the drink holder out to the stop position. Run you fingers straight back on the middle top until you feel a ridged tab. Push down on this tab and pull out on the drink holder.
Pull out cup holder below counsel and remove the screw cover that is right above cup holder. There are 2 Philips screw under this cover, once removed you can pull off the center cover for the radio.
To remove the sliding door panel on a Dodge Grand Caravan begin by removing the top plastic panel. Then remove the bottom piece after unscrewing a few screws located on the bottom half of the vans door panel.
Remove ashtray if equipped, push cup holder in slightly and hold down on the plastic lever at the rear left side of ashtray slot while pulling out the cup holder. Least that's how to remove it on a 1999 T&C Limited.
From the rear trunk, remove carpet strip behind the lamp by unscrewing 2 plastic discs. You can then see the black plastic bulb holder assembly. Pull down on the black plastic tab on the lamp holder to release it. The complete lamp holder can then be gently guided out of the rear lamp assembly.
behind the glovebox (have to remove), upper right in a plastic holder with cap.
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I think you have to take off the inner door panel and remove from there...Rick D
To remove the rear cup holder on a 1998 Toyota Corolla LE, first remove the seat. Then remove the four bolts holding the cup holder housing.
Buy the holder and blade $24 at a Nissan Dealer. Remove the plastic cap at the base of the washer arm it just pops off. Remove the 8mm nut and pull the whole assembly off, replace the blade holder and reattach the arm back and tighten 8mm nut. Replace plastic cap and you're done.
If it's like my 2000, you remove the plastic splash pan under the engine (27 pop outs and 5 screws) and then you can just twist and remove the bulb holder. Recommend unplugging bulb holder and cleaning all contacts.
To remove the armrest in a 2002 Dodge Caravan, locate the bolts holding it in place. Remove the bolts and carefully life the armrest off the seat.
Separate the air intake pieces. They should come out easily. The light box is directly under this. Two round wire clips hold a plastic cover. If you remove the cover it's easier to get at the white plastic holder that requires a slight turn to remove. Be careful to seat this holder properly when installing. This job is not hard.
remove the top of the caravan so that it can easily come out of it
open trunk undo 10mm bolt holding light next to no plate undo plastic nuts at back of light pull light out press lamp holder clip in twist holder remove bulb holder side light twist and pull dave.cop
Remove original ashtray, remove 4 screws that hold ashtray mounting bracket. This will give access to the 2 screws that hold inner end of cup holder. The cup holder must be pulled all the way out to get to screws. Remove screws, remove 2 screws in front face, cup holder will come right out. Installed updated cup holder in 20 minutes, start to finish!
Above the cup holders pull the grey part of the dash off (about 8" long) and remove the 2 screws then i used a flat blad at the top of the of the black plastic and poped it off. Did this today
In the trunk. Open the access door on the passenger side, remove the jack assembly with it's plastic holder, and the battery is visible below.
Look between the back seats at the cup holder. There is a plastic handle that turns, remove the cup holder. The jack is inside the metal supports. The jack extensions and lug wrench are under the passenger front seat.
I just did this this morning. Remove the cup holder completely and then remove the little piece of trim right above that. It's held on by some plastic clips so pry it off carefully. Then you'll see 4 screws. Leave the outside 2 screws alone and unscrew the 2 inside screws. Then pull the whole thing off from the bottom up, again being careful with the plastic clips as you go up. The stereo is held in there by 4 screws. So unscrew those and then you have to remove the power and cable clips at the back of the stereo. There are about 6 or 7 of them. Some of them you just pull straight up. Some you have to push in or pull out a plastic tab to be able to get the cable clips out. There's also a bolt that you have to remove.