I need to remove my IKEA "Vikarn" shower-curtain rod. The screws are covered by a piece which is shown on page 10 of the assembly instructions. This piece clicks on, as shown, but how can I get it off? Neither twisting nor pulling seems to do the trick, and I've forgotten what the inside of the piece looks like.

  • Have you tried prying the piece apart with a small screw driver or butter knife? Commented Sep 11, 2018 at 18:04
  • Going with what ^^ said, try praying the bottom edge of the cover. My guess would be that the cover somehow connects with that screw that is inserted upwards. I also take it you are trying to repurpose this shower rod?
    – Greg
    Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 4:02

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The cap is very similar to a most any plastic lidded container with a tiny lip clicking over another tiny lip. UnhandledExcepSean would be correct that a little pry with a thin stiff device should pop them apart.

Sometimes in just 1 spot is all that's needed and other times you'll need 2 devices and walk the prying halfway around before they pop free. It just depends on precision and quality control differences between the caps, if any.

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