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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby K MANIAC » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:32 pm

The trim on your doors (that is the trim around the panel with the seat buttons) is held in place by rectangular metal lock rings that mount into the door panel, then the tabs on the trim fit inside the rectangles. These metal rectangles have a tendency to stick to the tabs and pull out of the door panel. They have done this on my car. Remove the trim to see if they are stuck to the tabs. If so, remove them from the tabs, reinstall them in the door panel and remount the trim. Or, if the rectangles are missing, find some replacements.
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby warwgn » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:54 am

K MANIAC wrote:The trim on your doors (that is the trim around the panel with the seat buttons) is held in place by rectangular metal lock rings that mount into the door panel, then the tabs on the trim fit inside the rectangles. These metal rectangles have a tendency to stick to the tabs and pull out of the door panel. They have done this on my car. Remove the trim to see if they are stuck to the tabs. If so, remove them from the tabs, reinstall them in the door panel and remount the trim. Or, if the rectangles are missing, find some replacements.


This might be easier said than done... I've heard that these metal rectangular clips are made of "Unobtainium". So if you do find some, grab as many as you can.
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby Hawksj » Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:29 am

Good tip, K MANIAC.

I was having this problem (the black plastic 'ring' around the seat controls wouldn't stay locked down). I took it off, and just as you said, some of those rings were still stuck to the tabs. They are so small, I don't think I would've ever noticed them without your advice.

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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby oldschool1 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:38 pm

I ~still~ have not found a source for replacement clips!
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby mikeceli » Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:04 pm

I put a LITTLE white grease on the plastic tabs, when I install. Helps on removal, next time.
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby kaley200 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:37 pm

So, then does anyone have any idea what to do when these are missing? There must be some innovative ideas out there that work. ANYBODY?.....BUD :roll:
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby oldschool1 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:59 pm

I'm at a loss Bud.
Start with RockAuto.com
Amazon is also a possible source.
A body shop will definately have a source but only if you let them do the work.
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Re: Stubborn Door Trim

Postby CDW6212R » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:00 pm

kaley200 wrote:So, then does anyone have any idea what to do when these are missing? There must be some innovative ideas out there that work. ANYBODY?.....BUD :roll:


Get them from another Mark VII, contact Tim Curry if you don't have any yards there with the cars. He's a great parts source here.
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