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Ridiculously complicated easy fixes?

What you got? I’ve been working on my buddy’s 06 Sienna lately. Air filter... no problem! A couple clips and go. Wrong. 2 10mm bolts, one tucked under the cowl. Rear license plate light bulbs... no problem! Just a couple screws right? Wrong. Disassemble and remove all rear hatch pannels. Battery in a Stratus? Pull the wheel off.

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What are some usual minor maintenance items (I’m not talking Audi timing belts here) that manufacturers made far more difficult than necessary?

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