How to remove exterior SR5 molding

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How to remove exterior SR5 molding

Post by NWMO » Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:50 am

Hey all,

How do I remove these without tearing something up?
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Re: How to remove exterior SR5 molding

Post by Petros » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:57 pm

as I recall, the first fastener near the front edge of each molding uses an small stud with a nut on it, 8mm nut. access from the back side, inside the door, and behind the interior panels, etc. the rest should be plastic clips that pop free with carefully applied outward pressure.

it is helpful to lubricate plastic clips with silicone spray and "help" them out from behind the door, use a wide plastic putty knife on the outside to put outward pressure on them. the old plastic gets brittle with age, there may not be a way to prevent breaking some of them.
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