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How easy is it to remove the under-body protective plate of a 1997 VW Cabrio?


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The splash guards under the engine compartment are usually held in by a mixture of bolts and sheet metal screws around the perimeter of the guard. With the correct size socket and ratchet, and a Phillips head screwdriver, a person can remove a splash guard in about 10 minutes. Not knowing which socket to use, or that a screwdriver is needed, or that the car must be on jack stands, it can take about 2 hours.