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Old 03-13-2004, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Removing trim from indoor handle... safely?

i was installing speakers earlier today, and everything went fine except there is no good way to remove that trim from the indoor handle, the first door i got frusterated and was pulling the entire panel and it just popped off, luckly not breaking, i wasnt so lucky on the next door, i tryed to pry it off with a screw driver and broke it so i tried to do my best by super glueing it, we wil see how it works...

but i am planing of doing the back speakers tomorrow, any tips or hints on how to remove those without screwing them up or breaking them????


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Old 03-13-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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so i tried to do my best by super glueing it, we wil see how it works...-AJ
Super glue is a bad idea, it's brittle.... scrape it off and use some model glue.....

After gettin the first one off, you really shoulda inspected it and figured it out b4 you ripped into the other one.....
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Old 03-13-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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Well first a link to a place that sells replacements:

http://www.iaperformance.com/specials.asp

I am not at all certain there is a way to get them off completely safely. I use some thick plastic wedges. I gently pry a bit and wedge , pry again, and wedge again etc. Seems good so far.
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Old 03-14-2004, 01:31 AM   #4
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thank u both very much, hopfully i will have better luck tomorrow...

i tried to inspect the first one but i guess that still didnt help...

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Old 03-14-2004, 01:35 AM   #5
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hey Aaron'z 2.5RS i just noticed u live in Mt. Pleasant, i go to CMU, im guessing u go there also... how ironic

we should meet up or something sometime

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Old 03-14-2004, 01:37 AM   #6
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Everytime I take off my door panels, I leave that trim piece on and undo everything else. Then I pull the door panel from the bottom until all the snaps are out. Then in one quick motion, I pull on the panel and the trim pops out. I've done this multiple times and never had one break on me.

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Old 03-14-2004, 02:03 AM   #7
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I do the exact same thing that cnk does. However, I hold a small towel over the trim piece when I pull the door panel off (at the bottom first), as it tends to fly with force away from the door. I've used this technique over 10 times, and I've only broken one (because I decided to remove the door panel in 20 degree weather).

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Old 03-14-2004, 06:55 AM   #8
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i broke 2 of mine when i upgraded my speakers.

luckily the replacements were only $6 each at my local subie dealer.

if i every do it again - i'll try the suggestions from this post...
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Old 03-14-2004, 09:55 AM   #9
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They are not hard to take off right once you figure it out. I used to do the leave it and pop it trick but got tired of breaking or cracking them.

Here is a picture I drew up with my rocking PS skills.


The basics is that the ring needs to be push out from the center of the wring and then out from door all the way around wring. I can almost do it by hand on a nice warm day but use a small Philips screw driver, wrap some electrical tape around the tip once or twice.

I take the tip and carefully put between the door and the trim ring as pictured in 1 of the image. This is on the inside of the ring where the actual dorr handle is. I use a combination of the screw driver and my fingers to push the ring down so it unclips then put it out a little so as I move to the next point it stays unclipped. I then move in either a counterclockwise (drivers side) or clockwise (passanger side) on that bottom inner edge to push down and pull out the next tab. I then keep work my way around to the side where I am still doing the same motion on the one tab that is there and then move to the top and both tabs there, of couse on the side instead of pushing down I am pushing out from center to unclip it and on top I am pushing up then pulling out. After getting all that there is one clip towds the back right where the door hand goes into the door. Once I am at this point there is enough play in the ring that I can just wiggle in back and off the clip.

Hope this helps

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Old 03-14-2004, 11:18 AM   #10
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Yep, that's the way. It does help a little to loosen the screw that holds the handle body to the door just a few turns. That way you can slide the whole handle one way and the trim the other to get a little more of a gap for unhooking
Had those panels off a million times and still have the original trims.
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