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Old 10-22-2009, 01:18 AM   #1
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Default Trim Piece Falling Off - Window Trim Hanging

Hey Guys,

Today when I went out to my car I saw the rubber seal/trim piece hanging down from the rear door. I'm not sure what the name of the piece is or how to fix it, but I snapped a picture of it while it was hanging down.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this problem and if I need a part, can someone advice me as to what it is?


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Old 10-22-2009, 02:06 AM   #2
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some 3m tape.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:03 AM   #3
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I'd hit it with some Gorilla Glue. What happened with me is the piece to the left of your arm, the hard plastic trim piece always kept popping out on me after a couple miles, the clip was either used or never really worked in the first place. Fixed it with a dab of Gorilla Glue behind it.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:28 AM   #4
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Same thing happened to me.

I took a couple of the screws holding that chrome piece off to allow some movement and made sure that I placed the rubber trim back on the chrome piece appropriately.

Wasnt too hard.
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:40 AM   #5
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just push it back in
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:50 AM   #6
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IMO-No parts needed.It is a normal reaction to what ever climate our cars are faced with .

Originally Posted by dandurn View Post
just push it back in
Yes,but with some double sided rhino tape from home depot.
It is a bit pricey,but damned well worth it.

Mine went off on my drivers side around the 3rd month of ownership.
It was embarrassing as hell.I was at a DIY car wash when it started to fall, with every attempt I made to push it back in, it would fall off even more.

Then I used the double sided rhino tape for vinyl.
2 types 1 is for carpet,1 is for vinyl.
Both priced @ $10 per role.

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Old 10-22-2009, 03:58 AM   #7
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i dont have this problem. but does anyone have the problem where the rubber comes off between the side skirt and the body (by the doors) i was driving and heard something hitting my car. I was like wtf??? open'd door and saw it. Ill snap a pic in daytime.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:29 AM   #8
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damn i just noticed this onmy car too
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:57 AM   #9
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my bugeye has this too on my rear passenger door....gorilla glue fixed it all up niiice and purrddyy again...
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:55 PM   #10
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I have this same exact problem, same door, same exact spot. I first noticed when I went through an automatic no-touch car wash and my backseat and door panel came out soaked. Wasn't happy. I have tried pushing it in but it won't stay so it looks like I'll have to try the suggestions above.

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:45 PM   #11
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I'm gonna glue mine cause this happened to both passenger and driver rear AND my passenger front on my 05. Its quite embarrassing when I have friends in the car and the damn thing starts falling apart.
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:50 PM   #12
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On my way back from Mach V my passanger side trim flew off. It was pretty embarrasing, but it was easy to fix. I just used super glue (maybe not the best glue) and stuck it right back where it went! No problems since.
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