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    Help Me Remove My Floor Mats!!!

    I don't get it - for like an hour I tried and tried, yet I can't seem to figure out to 'un-lock' my floor mats?

    Anyone? Anyone?

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    my 04 rear mats are screwed in.. front one.. get flat head screw driver under the mat and pop it open..

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    There should be a circle in the middle of each snap. Put your thumb on this circle and wrap your hand around the rim of the circle and yank. It should come right off with no problems unless you have the new version on 04's which is the screw in type.

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    I had the same problem, mine is an '04. The previous post is correct, the rears are screwed in, but they can still be a little tricky. Either way this is what you need to do. Under the mat you need to find or feel for the round disk that is pressed against the bottom of the mat. There should be a smaller disk that is directly under this disk that is attached to the post screwed into the floor. You need to separate these two disks, a flat head or butter knife works well. It might take a little pressure, but they will come apart.

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    Weird. In my '04 the POSTS are screwed into the carpet - but if you rotate the top of the posts 90 degrees the mats slip right off leaving the posts in place.

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    I have an '03 with the round snap. Whenever I take them out, either the whole snap assembly comes off the floor carpet or the whole assembly comes off the mat and remains on the floor. They don't easily separate like they are supposed to.

    Whoever designed these floormats made it radiculously more complicated that it need to be. My Camry's mat has a simple hook-on-the-floor that goes into a hole-in-the-mat. No-brainer, works everytime.

    Does any VW engineers/designers ever read this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamploner
    I have an '03 with the round snap. Whenever I take them out, either the whole snap assembly comes off the floor carpet or the whole assembly comes off the mat and remains on the floor. They don't easily separate like they are supposed to.
    I think you are going about pulling them off the wrong way. I have an 03 Passat and an 02 Jetta and have never had any problems pulling the mats off the front or back.

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    Weird. In my '04 the POSTS are screwed into the carpet - but if you rotate the top of the posts 90 degrees the mats slip right off leaving the posts in place.
    Not sure, but I think this was a mid year change from the round posts to the oval posts...my '04 has the round posts, not oval.

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    I use a flat-blate screwdriver between the mat circular plastic and the floor mounted circular plastic. Twist the screwdriver and they come apart easily leaving the floor mounted piece still screwed into the carpet

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL331
    I think you are going about pulling them off the wrong way.
    Obviously I'm doing it wrong. If it was designed correctly it should not be possible to do it wrong. For heavens sake, it is supposed to be a "snap" -- any 7-year old can snap/unsnap his pajamas with no problem. Apparently, it not just me who's having difficulties, otherwise we won't be even be discussing this on this forum. So probably what this particular mat needs is a section in Owner's Manual on how to remove the floor mat (is there a section in there that I missed?).

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    If it was designed correctly it should not be possible to do it wrong.
    I just pulled my driver's Monster mat off a couple of weeks ago to clean it and small pieces went flying. The snap itself came apart and some stayed attached to the car and the rest of it went flying. Luckily, I was able to find the pieces and snap the mat back into place. I'm a little worried about pulling it out again. I would like to be able to clean my mats more often, but it's a lot of work to get them out in one piece. I don't think VW has the greatest design here.

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    The Monster Mats are a bi*ch to get out. I know I broke the round things in them a while back. No problem with the regular mats.

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