Car: 2016 1.8 Sport Orchid White
Join Date: 12th May 2013
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Sorry for late response.
The clips come out by levering the inner one out- this is an expander for the outer part of the clip ( like a plastic wallplug),and then the outer part is free to come out.
I fitted the mudflaps a few months ago, and tried without removing the 3 clips in the destructions, then found one of the replacements a pig to refit, so ended up doing it the proper way-- I think.
Sorry can't be more help, I don't remember having problems, and did the lot without removing wheels with the aid of stubby and right angle screwdrivers.