Well here it is, with The Hoff on the front. I used an exacto knife to open it. Start by cutting the tape on either end of the box. I opened it on the Hoff end.
Slide out the foam. The directions will be on the top. But don't cut the tape on the sides just yet!!!
Flip the foam upside-down. Remove the three screws holding the car to the lower half of the foam (one for the front of the car, two for the back). The screws may stick in the plastic sleeves depending on how the foam base was taped on the inside at the factory. Flip it back over.
Now cut the tape. Remove the top half foam and viola!!! There's your new HW Elite KITT. Taped to the inside of the top foam is the T-Tops. Remove the plastic protector that sits on top of the car's T-Top openings. Then lift the car out.
Here you go, open the doors and slide out the plastic sheet behind the front seats. Slide out the foam block that sits on the rear seat. Remove the tissue paper on top of the front seats.
Now before you try to open the rear hatch, flip the car over. There is a twist tie that runs through a hole in the body and a bracket on the inside of the hatch. Un-twist it as straight as you can, slide the plastic buckle off then carefully open the hatch. Carefully slide the twist tie out of the bracket. This is where having the twist tie straight as possible makes things easier. You could also cut the twist tie if you want.
Same applies for the hood. Another twist tie and buckle. Un-twist it, slide off the buckle and open the hood. Slide out or cut off the twist tie from the bracket on the hood.
Follow the directions for installing the T-Tops exactly, in more of the closed position. And you're done, enjoy your Hot Wheels Elite KITT.