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Just hope this helps anyone curious about what it looks like .
Thanks. I was just looking under my iM and it sure looked like I would have to remove some splash guards to get to the point of seeing what is in your image. How did you figure out which one(s) to remove?
 

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Thanks. I was just looking under my iM and it sure looked like I would have to remove some splash guards to get to the point of seeing what is in your image. How did you figure out which one(s) to remove?
Mine has no guards.
 

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Mine has no guards.
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, mine most certainly has guards.

However, using the image provided by davect01, I could tell where the drain plug and filter needed to be. Based on that it was clear which splash guard needed to be removed. I might as well say, THE splash guard needed to be removed since it pretty much covers the bottom of the front end of the vehicle.

I had to take out 13 clips and 6 bolts. Needed a slotted screwdriver and another small socket for the bolts. Removing the clips was much easier than on any other car I have owned. Perhaps I am getting better at it, but I think that they are designed a bit better. Overall it was much easier to remove the splash guard than I was counting on. Getting it back on and figuring out which of the holes needed a clip took a little bit of work, but again it was straightforward.

I have now changed the oil in our Scion iM. This will very likely be a once-in-10,000 miles activity for this vehicle.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, mine most certainly has guards.

However, using the image provided by davect01, I could tell where the drain plug and filter needed to be. Based on that it was clear which splash guard needed to be removed. I might as well say, THE splash guard needed to be removed since it pretty much covers the bottom of the front end of the vehicle.

I had to take out 13 clips and 6 bolts. Needed a slotted screwdriver and another small socket for the bolts. Removing the clips was much easier than on any other car I have owned. Perhaps I am getting better at it, but I think that they are designed a bit better. Overall it was much easier to remove the splash guard than I was counting on. Getting it back on and figuring out which of the holes needed a clip took a little bit of work, but again it was straightforward.

I have now changed the oil in our Scion iM. This will very likely be a once-in-10,000 miles activity for this vehicle.

There is another way to do it without totally removing the whole splash guard. At the dealership, only 3 clips/pins is removed and it gives u access to the filter and drain plug (it is designed that way). I have attached a pic below:
 

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