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Old 10-20-2003, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to remove this trim to install my new headunit....I dont know how to remove them...it seems like its just clipped in and pops off...or am I wrong? is there screws somewhere? I dont want to chance breaking anything

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I am assuming your changeing your radio? if so you pry the molding from the passangers side open door and carefully pry of trim
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I need to remove this trim to install my new headunit....I dont know how to remove them...it seems like its just clipped in and pops off...or am I wrong? is there screws somewhere? I dont want to chance breaking anything

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pull with not too much force there are plastic clips in place....
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it is best to use some kind of plastic prying tool or you can use a flathead screwdriver, but wrap the tip of the screwdriver with tape to avoid marring the trim.

the trim is held in place with clips, so be careful when prying the trim off. the clips will break easily. pry off the passenger side trim, then the center trim. no need to take the drivers side off.

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Old 10-21-2003, 07:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The dealer had to replace my radio last year. The tech used an unprotected flat head screwdriver to pry the trim off. He scratched the plactic around the trim I was a little pissed to say the least. I have thought of having the trim painted as I don't really like the wood look. Does anyone have an idea of what this might entail?
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The dealer had to replace my radio last year. The tech used an unprotected flat head screwdriver to pry the trim off. He scratched the plactic around the trim I was a little pissed to say the least. I have thought of having the trim painted as I don't really like the wood look. Does anyone have an idea of what this might entail?
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i would have been screaming at the tech if he had scratched my trim!!

what color of trim did you have in mind?
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I was thinking of black to match the interior but I also like the look of the aluminum that some cars have. Go figure I can't stand the wood look. I image that I would have to sand down to the bare aluminum and prime and paint as if it was anyother metal part.
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