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Retired Rav4 Man 07-04-2013 07:01 PM

Hi Junebug, I read through the instructions before I posted previously, that's what gives me pause. Without having the item and parts in my hands it's hard to visualize the install. What I was getting at was this: from someone (in this case, bigbird1) who has already installed the hood deflector, is the install as difficult as the instructions imply or is it easier? How long did it take? Any other guidance that could be given would be greatly appreciated.

bigbird1 07-04-2013 07:57 PM

My Rav had it already installed before I bought it.

Retired Rav4 Man 07-04-2013 08:28 PM

Best way to install it - have someone else do it :)

Lineareagle 07-23-2013 06:52 PM

TNX bigbird1
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbird1 (Post 1114113)
Here's a link to the complete install instructions for the Toyota hood deflector, part # PU500-13010:
I had to use Google Drive, as the file size exceeded my allowed upload limit.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1CV...it?usp=sharing

The deflector is on. The instructions were perfect and the process was without any expletives. That is always a good thing. ;)

http://lineareagle.smugmug.com/Motor...IMG_0857-M.jpg

The next project, when they arrive, will be installing the fog lights. Any info kicking around on that?http://lineareagle.s857-M.jpg

JuneBug 07-24-2013 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lineareagle (Post 1205562)
The deflector is on. The instructions were perfect and the process was without any expletives. That is always a good thing. ;)

The next project, when they arrive, will be installing the fog lights. Any info kicking around on that?http://lineareagle.s857-M.jpg

Nicely done! Any time you can complete the job without expletives AND Band-Aids is definitely a good thing! :thumbs_up:

Retired Rav4 Man 07-24-2013 04:08 PM

Picked up my bug deflector this morning and installed it this afternoon. It seemed a lot more finicky than my Matrx bug deflector install (but that install was 10 years ago so who knows). Anyway, it looks good and if I had to do another I'm sure it would take 1/2 the time. My wife's dressmaker's tape measure (marked in mm) worked better than a metal ruler or metal tape measure.

Unlike Lineareagle however, there were a few expletives when I kicked over the step stool holding all the little plastic parts but eventually I found them all. :eek:

Ronald1124 07-24-2013 07:51 PM

I have a Toyota bug deflector shield installed on my 2013 Toyota RAV4 LTD. Thanks to "Big Bird", I think I have the only vehicle in the USA to have an "original equipment" one bought and installed. (The deflector did come from Canada)

bigbird1 07-24-2013 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ronald1124 (Post 1206650)
I have a Toyota bug deflector shield installed on my 2013 Toyota RAV4 LTD. Thanks to "Big Bird", I think I have the only vehicle in the USA to have an "original equipment" one bought and installed. (The deflector did come from Canada)

Hi Ron.
I trust your bug deflector is busy deflecting the summer bugs, just as mine is. This week I was out on the highway at night. The front end of my RAV was plastered with bug guts from the bottom of the headlights down. The deflector really does its job. There were no bugs on it, or the lower windshield. The A/C condenser was another story. I had to blast the condenser with the garden hose nozzle to flush out all the moth carcasses.

Retired Rav4 Man 07-25-2013 10:30 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Here are some pics of yesterday's install. Looks good with the red, I think.

http://www.rav4world.com/forums/atta...1&d=1374762352http://www.rav4world.com/forums/atta...1&d=1374762573

Hudson2302 07-25-2013 11:16 AM

I can only hope that Weathertech will produce one soon.
In NYC i am more concerned with chips on the edge of the hood from flying debis
In a worst case scenario, could US owners order from CA?
Or would shipping and taxes be a bear.....


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