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Old 10-04-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default 05 WRX: Exterior trim on C-pillar keeps popping off!

So on my 05 the exterior C-pillar trim keeps popping off even after new clips are installed. Anyone have tried other ingenious and successful ways of securing this piece of trim?

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Remove the trim and check the openings for ovaling or deformation and correct. Replace fastener-clips.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #3
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Sorry to bring back an old thread but my passenger side is doing the same thing the hole does look ovaled out but I will not be able to correct this. Maybe a bigger clip?
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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This is a fairly common problem with the 9-2x. Most people(myself included) were able to resolve it by replacing all the clips under the molding with subaru clips. I did it around a year ago and they never popped back up.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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Is it hard to remove the trim pieces?
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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My 05 wagon did this as well. I've found a solution that worked for me. What I did was I removed the clip from the trim piece. When you remove it you'll notice it has two slits on the tapered section. What I did was I took a small flathead screwdriver and forced it into each slit to flare it out. Now with the screwdriver still through a slit,take a lighter and heat up the plastic so it forms to the new flared shape you've created.when you remove the screwdriver it should remain flared out. Reinstall the clip and the trim piece and tada it's a secure fit. Hope this helps out!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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Same problem here on a 2004 WRX wagon. Going to try sWagonRX's fix.

Anyone else have any suggestions? I'm hoping to get this fixed before the snow/rain season really starts up.

Also, does anyone have brief instructions on how to remove this piece without snapping any plastic fittings?


Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:02 AM   #8
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Open the doors and pull the rubber strip where the door windows contact. There are no hardware attaching the rubber to the car. After you remove the rubber strip you will see the screws holding that trim piece. Remove the screws and the trim comes out.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, the only thing I succeeded in doing is breaking clip I was trying to fix.

I can't find replacements for it anywhere online. Does anyone know where I can get them?



The top of the head says"NF5".

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #10
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Default Found the clip part #!

Just a follow-up. I found out the part number for the clip!

It's 909130114. I'm going to order a couple tonight and I'll report back to see if it's fixed the problem.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:12 AM   #11
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Yikes...I guess I was lucky mine wasn't so brittle lol. Hope the new ones fix it. If not,perhaps you could try the heat expansion trick on these new ones since they won't be brittle...
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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What I did was applied some welder glue onto the "leg" of the peg and clamped it down overnight while the glue sets. No more popping trim!

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Old 11-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #13
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Finally got the new clip in the mail today, it's a yellow variant but at visual inspection doesn't look any different than my original blue one.

Popped it in and the trim seems snug and secure! (I didn't test tug the clip too hard because I didn't want it to pop-out) I'm hoping the old blue clip was being too brittle before I broke it and lead to the trim popping out.

Anyways, I'm hoping this holds up, otherwise I might have to fallback to the welder glue/clamp. Drive test tomorrow! I'll post back if it pops out again.

Thanks for everyone's help.


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Old 11-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #14
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The white plastic behind the black trim part in mine ending braking. It's the white plastic the clips attach to. Where can I find a replacement?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #15
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The white plastic behind the black trim part in mine ending braking. It's the white plastic the clips attach to. Where can I find a replacement?
I would go to any subaru dealership and see what the parts department can get in. If you don't want to go that way try fredbeanparts.com and use the part number that was mentioned in the above posts.
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