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#1 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 11:34 AM
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2011 Mud Guards Install Issue

My rear mudguards(00016-42714 w/o flares) do not line up to the screws that are there. I attached a pic to show what I mean. I called the dealer and he was clueless on what the issue could be. The front ones are fine and fit ok. I am guessing I have the wrong ones, but it seems like these have been the same model mud guards for the past 5 years. Any ideas? Thank you!!
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Wow. No idea. Mine went on pretty perfectly, maybe a touch from flush in a couple places if you take the time to look. Nothing like that. If it butts against the underside properly, I'd be tempted to just poke a new hole and use a retainer clip.

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I just put a set on an 2008 RAV limited I purchased. The rears don't use all existing holes. I think it was the top most one that lines up and the botton two of them required a screw to be turned through a dimple in the plastic and through a retaining clip furnished with the mud guards. I will take a look a bit later and verify.

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I had the same problem on my '06 model, I just made a "new" (there's already dimples on where it should be) hole, i think it was only the top/bottom for me that didn't have a hole. I don't remember if I used a retaining clip, the rear gave me a problem and I just made the holes.
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I thought the dimple was a couple inches above his flare's screwhole? either way, the easy solution would be to lightly mount the flare with the existing holes, jab the cover with a nail or something, install the clips, screw everything together. That's what I did, took maybe 20-25 minutes with my Leatherman Micra. Would have been 10 minutes if I had my little right angle allen tool handy. The dimple won't bother anything, it was there before you installed the flares.

That's assuming the flare lines up properly otherwise.

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Can you send me a pic of what it looks like? Thanks I apprecaite it!!
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I thought the dimple was a couple inches above his flare's screwhole? either way, the easy solution would be to lightly mount the flare with the existing holes, jab the cover with a nail or something, install the clips, screw everything together. That's what I did, took maybe 20-25 minutes with my Leatherman Micra. Would have been 10 minutes if I had my little right angle allen tool handy. The dimple won't bother anything, it was there before you installed the flares.

That's assuming the flare lines up properly otherwise.
I think for one of the rear side (maybe right side?) for mine it lined up. But you are right either way your solution is what I did and 25 mins is not bad, I took longer than that and It took me about an hour or more to install the mudguards all together >.<
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When I installed mine (couple of years ago) I believe there were two holes existing and one or two holes that you had to make. I remember it came with extra retaining clips. I just installed it with the existing holes and when I was satisfied that is when I added the extra holes. Simple to do since the plastic is really soft.
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I had the same trouble with my 2011 Rav4 and found I needed the "Flared" type
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