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Hey all,

I just picked up an 2009 RL, and there are a handful of scratches and scuffs on it. One of them is a huge gash on the drivers side running board (the plastic/rubber surrounding the board is cut). It doesn't look so great, and I'm not a huge fan of the running boards anyways, so I'm planning on removing them.

I've only found 1 thread on removing the running boards which mention putting plugs in the drilled slots (I'll ask my dealer if they have any of these), but am I going to need the special "Rivet Nut tool" to remove the boards? I'm assuming this should be a straight forward un-install.

Also, if anyone ones to buy a set of running boards with some damage on one side let me know. I believe it is salvageable, but I don't care enough for the look to want to fix them. Pics upon request.

Link to thread I've found: http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14156

Alex
 

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To remove? No. It should be a buncha' either 12mm or 14mm bolts.
 

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That's right. The rivnut tool is used to install the female mating fasteners for initial installation (fasteners aren't there from the factory). Once they are there, it's just a bolt-on, bolt-off operation, although you want to be sure you use new locking hardware each time (or similar security means).
I removed mine once in the Sierras just to avoid unnecessary damage while off-roading (they are the lowest hanging fruit down there). I just stowed them in the cabin & put them back on for the trip home.
 

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I have similar damage on the passenger side. If you find you can't sell the complete running boards I would be willing to buy just the rubber section.

PM me if you are willing to sell.
 

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That's right. The rivnut tool is used to install the female mating fasteners for initial installation (fasteners aren't there from the factory). Once they are there, it's just a bolt-on, bolt-off operation, although you want to be sure you use new locking hardware each time (or similar security means).
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hehehe,
he said female mating.


( I am SO junior high school )

:)
 
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