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#1 (permalink) Old 04-25-2004, 06:50 PM
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I had to get under the carpet to follow wiring bundles all throughout my car to find the location of a short that was blowing fuses in the window and central locking circuits. Found em, fised em, now i need to put the plastic tread strips (the black moulding that is on the floor in the front doorways) that holds the carpet edges down. The strips were difficult to pop off, and now they're impossible to put back on... There are white plastic T-shaped snaps that are stuck into the floor that are supposed to snap into a track on teh bottom of the tread strips....but no amount of pressing and banging does the trick. I've tried sliding the things on, which works, but the strips are too long - i don't have enough room in the front to catch the 2 front most plastic Ts. Anyone know how they do this in the shop?
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i have no idea but did u take your seat out??? If not u should cause it will give u alot more room

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are you talking about the strips on the door edge or whatever?

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Yeah, I took the seats out, and i am waiting to put them back in - i want to put these strips back on first.

Yeah, these are the things that, when you open either of the front doors, are along the floor, just at the edge of the carpet. They are just black plastic strips.

let me know if you have any ideas...

i'm probably going to head to a local european shop to see what they have to say.
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Old topic or whatever but I did this at the weekend putting wiring in for an amp and sub. Line up the tread with the clips and get a friend to hold it down. Then, minding your pal's fingers hit the tread with a lump hammer over each clip. It sounds brutal but it works.

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