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Old 01-26-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Chrome trim piece

Any idea where I can get the chrome trim piece that runs along the bottom of the windows on the upper trim Focus'?


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Old 01-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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You can try Fordparts.com. BUT, you have to remove the black trim on your focus, and then install the chrome.
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Big pain in the butt from what hear?
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:57 AM   #5
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Big pain in the butt from what hear?
Yeah. You have to remove the inner door panels to release the retainer clips, which are hidden behind the window motors/regulators/glass. So you have to stand on your head, and reach up with a long, angled needle nose pliers, hope you are pulling the retainer clip tab(which is 1/4 inch across) in the right direction to release it, and without hitting the glass and ending up with a broken window (unless yo are willing to take out the window assembly, alotta work in an of itself). Thats just to get the old trim off...SO, maybe the above suggestion is easier lol.

I was hoping you wouldnt ask, so I could see if he could actually do it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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Yeah. You have to remove the inner door panels to release the retainer clips, which are hidden behind the window motors/regulators/glass. So you have to stand on your head, and reach up with a long, angled needle nose pliers, hope you are pulling the retainer clip tab(which is 1/4 inch across) in the right direction to release it, and without hitting the glass and ending up with a broken window (unless yo are willing to take out the window assembly, alotta work in an of itself). Thats just to get the old trim off...SO, maybe the above suggestion is easier lol.

I was hoping you wouldnt ask, so I could see if he could actually do it.
Well, I've taken door panels off in the past for speakers etc... and to look at window motors and stuff, but this sounds like a little much just for a chrome piece... it sounds easier to just trade the car in. hahaha! Thanks anyway everyone!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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Sorry, going a bit off-topic but st falcon's post concerned me.

I received my car about 3 weeks ago. My biggest issue is the trim piece (driver side rear) we are all referring to. It wasn't flush to the door and there was a little gap in between. Showed the dealer and he tried to yank it out to "inspect." This actually made it worse. They will get it fixed but in the spring when weather is warmer.

I did not know they had to remove the door panel to get this fixed but I guess it is what it is. However, my front driver side trim also has a tiny gap. I was originally going to get it fixed but since the door panel has to be removed - I'm not sure if I should get it replaced. I'm worried that this will cause more harm than good (i.e. fit and finish, rattles etc.) It's also scratched up a bit which gives me more incentive to get it replaced. Should I get the front driver side replaced or just leave it as it is?

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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Sorry, going a bit off-topic but st falcon's post concerned me.

I received my car about 3 weeks ago. My biggest issue is the trim piece (driver side rear) we are all referring to. It wasn't flush to the door and there was a little gap in between. Showed the dealer and he tried to yank it out to "inspect." This actually made it worse. They will get it fixed but in the spring when weather is warmer.

I did not know they had to remove the door panel to get this fixed but I guess it is what it is. However, my front driver side trim also has a tiny gap. I was originally going to get it fixed but since the door panel has to be removed - I'm not sure if I should get it replaced. I'm worried that this will cause more harm than good (i.e. fit and finish, rattles etc.) It's also scratched up a bit which gives me more incentive to get it replaced. Should I get the front driver side replaced or just leave it as it is?

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There's no reason a competent repair shop can't do this. It's not that complicated. If it bothers you, have them do it. If you don't really notice it leave it alone.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #9
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I'd tend to leave well enough alone on the front defect. It's hard to see from your photo. And I have not had good experiences trying to get trim back on factory-tight and true in the past on other vehicles. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:12 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input. Just gave a look at the front trim and it's not worth having it fixed for just a little gap. The rear will definitely get fixed since its so noticeable. Let's hope the dealer does a good job at it.
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