Originally Posted by woo1
You actually don't need any tools for this. They pop out easily, and without damage if you pull around the edges and pull one clip out at a time. I recently did mine and it worked perfectly. The dealerships just yank them straight out with one forceful pull. The total time to replace both kidneys was about 4 minutes. If they feel stuck, spray the clips with silicone and pull again. Easy!
I thought I had seen the dealer do that (not mine) and couldn't believe my eyes! Thanks for confirming i'm not nuts!