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Anyone know how to remove the the small trim piece around the rear power window

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by chadleeper, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    chadleeper

    chadleeper [OP] "She's a 'beaut Clark"

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    I want to remove the small trim piece around rear power window button on my 2008 double cab. I want to paint the trim piece black. I figured out
    how to remove the front trim pieces but, the rears seem to be a little tricky.

    Thanks,

    /Chad
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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  4. Nov 24, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    Chris,

    Even though there is a picture provided in the link you sent me it is a lot harder than it looks. I can not seem to disengage the hooks. Has anyone actually done this and could provide a little more insight on the "trick" to removing these trim pieces?

    Thanks,

    /Chad
     
  5. Nov 24, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    It says to use a small screw driver wrapped in tape to get it out. Did you try that?
     
  6. Nov 24, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    chadleeper

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    I have tried the small screw driver wrapped in tape but, I have not been able to disengage the hooks. I may not be pushing in the right area or with enough force for fear of damaging the door panel or trim piece. I know there has to be someone out there that has done this as many on here have replaced the rear speakers. Anyone know the "trick" or "sweet spot"?

    Thanks,

    /Chad
     
  7. Dec 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    After searching and trying to remove the pieces I ended up pulling the door panels (takes 5 mins)
    Once the door panel is loose it is very easy to remove the trim pieces. You will then need to remove one E-clip and pull our a small shaft to remove the the switch. Part of the switch will remain in the trim. (I wasn't sure how to remove the rest of the switch and it was easy to tape off what was left. I attached some pics to show you how the trim piece comes out and the finished look.
    I really like it but, halfway through I thought this was silly since I would probably be the only one to notice. Regardless I do think it looks good. Start to finish it took 30 mins to pull the switches
    and 30 mins to prep and paint the pieces and reassemble the doors. I put the doors back together sans the trim to allow for the paint to dry
    then I just plugged the switches in and popped them back in.

    [​IMG]
     
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