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Old 09-16-2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Goodbye sparkly interior trim - hello black!

I sanded off the sparkly greyish paint on my interior trim pieces down to the black plastic (to match the rest of the interior pieces)....400 grit wet sand to remove the paint, and 1000 grit to polish it up, followed by a hearty application of orange Pledge(TM), to give it that nice shine. It is imperative that you don't use lemon.

I thought about paint, but it didn't look like the other pieces were painted, just finished plastic, and wanted them to match. I might end up hitting it with some 1500 or compound. Anyway, for a first pass while watching TV the last two nights, it's a pretty good start!

I don't know what sort of weird polarization problem happened when I took this picture, but I assure you that they're all the same color and finish black!





I thought about paint, but it didn't look like the other pieces were painted, just finished plastic, and wanted them to match. I might end up hitting it with some 1500 or compound. Anyway, for a first pass while watching TV the last two nights, it's a pretty good start!
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:57 AM   #2
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nice work!
hey, how do you remove the trim piece surrounding the fog light switch (shown in your last photo)? I know it must pop out, but i don't want to break anything. I tried to pull on it once and it wouldn't budge.
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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nice work!
hey, how do you remove the trim piece surrounding the fog light switch (shown in your last photo)? I know it must pop out, but i don't want to break anything. I tried to pull on it once and it wouldn't budge.
I tilted the wheel all the way down, and got my fingers almost behind where it dips in behind the steering column and pulled (hard). Basically get as many fingers as you can as deep as you can ( ) and pull. It just popped right out. I think there was only one clip, pretty much in the center.

Side question - on the blank to the right of the cruise switch - there was a wiring harness that "plugged" into the back of the blank (it wasn't actually plugged into anything) - what would that go to in a higher trim? sunroof?
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Old 09-16-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
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in my parents outback i think thats for the rear wiper. I could double check when i see them.
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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robably for heated wipers or something.

Looks good, Cameras seem to always do some funky thign when it comes to colours and surfaces.

Good choice on not painting, my friend painted his entire dash and it made it so shiny he couldnt see out the window. Last night I helped him remove it and replace it with a new one (MAJOR pain in the ass)
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Old 09-16-2005, 01:35 PM   #6
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If you've got a skinny arm you can stick your arm in the coin holder below and move it up towards the harness for the fog light switch etc and push the whole piece out to get that off...
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:12 PM   #7
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Side question - on the blank to the right of the cruise switch - there was a wiring harness that "plugged" into the back of the blank (it wasn't actually plugged into anything) - what would that go to in a higher trim? sunroof?

I too have always wondered about this switch!
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:23 PM   #8
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interesting no paint idea. planning to paint my interior trim this winter.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:54 PM   #9
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I too have always wondered about this switch!
just checked my moms 2000 outback. the three switches are Foglights, cruise, and heated windshield wipers
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