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Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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How do you remove A-Pillar Trim piece

I need to know how to remove the A-Pillar Trim piece on driver side. So I can install a Gauge Pod in. please give pictures or directions. Thanks!


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I'm going to move this over to another area. General Technical Chat is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls. For modifications, you have the Zetec Performance, and the MK1 General discussions area which is where I'm moving you.

Good luck bro! I wish I had a complete answer for ya, but I'm sure one of the guys/gals in here does
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Actually MK1 interior mods and upgrades. MY bad, I need more coffee.....
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Take your time, don't force anything. Pull with care - not force.

Remove the trim panel btwn the A pillar and the kick panel (pull out from the bottom, then down).

Remove the B pillar trim panel (pull outwards toward the front of the car near the plastic clip on the bottom), this will pop the clip out. remove that and then pull straight to the center of the car. when putting this back be careful to align the seatbelt height adjustment tab, it breaks easy.

Now for the a pillar part:

Pull down on the rearmost top part, there are 3 or so clips on the roof. once you get those out pull back and slightly in (towards the back of the car) to remove the panel. once you do it a couple times it takes less than 5 minutes.
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I've removed my A-pillar trim 3 times over the past week. I can stress the importance of being gentle when you do this. The mounting clips are fragile as heck.

You don't have to remove the B-Pillar trim. The A-Pillar trim has enough flex in it to slide out.

Be gentle and good luck.
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I dont like to use the word gentle when referring to removal of interior trim pieces, they take quite a bit of force to pop those fittings out. What is important to know is where every connection is and pull directly up on those spots so you are not bending any of the mounts sideways. They really dont like to be pulled sideways.
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all i am trying to do is put a small microphone cable behind it so i can hide it.
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all i am trying to do is put a small microphone cable behind it so i can hide it.
Well, now you know how to remove it.
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