How do you take off the silver plastic pieces? like on the steering wheel, around the head unit and A/C, and around the window/lock controls
Unless you want to paint it in the car. The rear window switch can be taken out without removing the door panel but the fronts have to come out with the door panel. It's a lot easier than it looks. I went out this afternoon, did it, took pics, edited the pics, posted the pics, uploaded the pics and wrote the replies all within an hour or so. The panels are soooooo easy to take off.caden_stargate said:You have to do all of the second part just to paint the silver thing around the window controls?
I couldn't find a way to get that switch plate out without taking the door panel off. When I looked behind the panel I didn't see any tabs to push in. Do you remember how and where you pushed to get the front off? I know the rears can be done without removing the panels but for the life of me I couldn't figure out the front...LuvmyxB said:No wait the window plastic cover pieces come out with a flat head screwdriver stuck in at the top and lift! I took all my silver pieces out front and back in less then ten minutes I have never removed my door panel.
The ones in the back are even easier... its shaped rectangle just stick the screwdriver in the end closes to the door hinges... and pull upward until it clicks out.
I didn't remove the switch from the door panel when I took it off. I just looked at it and took pics. When I tried it earlier with a screw driver I didn't feel anything giving way and I didn't want to fudge up the plastic so I took it off. I'll try it later today without taking off the panel. ****work smarter, not harder*****LuvmyxB said:Yes at the top say the end near the window lock ??? if you stick a flat head in there, and push, there is a METAL clip that will push in and then you just lift. Just make sure you're careful with the screwdriver against the CHEAP plastic.
When you took off the panel and you had to unscrew the piece didn't you notice a metal plastic clip? Thats the one Im talking about. It comes out pretty easy IMO.
No need to remove the door handle.
LuvmyxB said:Yeah you have to be careful but I did my husband with NO problems no scuffs or anything you just have to push the screwdriver in there you will feel the clip.
Skeeter said:The silver peices on the steering wheel are plastic welded so you ahve to pry them off carefully, unhook the battery and then remove the airbag from the steering wheel, 2 torx screws on teh back and 2 wires (UNHOOK THE BATTERY, YOU DONT WANT THIS TO POP IN YOUR FACE). I used a small flat screw driver, once your done painting you can glue the peices back on. You can see all the stuff at my site in my signature.
SurfCity Local good FAQ. These cars are teh easiest to take apart.
So, it can be done! Nice!!Skeeter said:The silver peices on the steering wheel are plastic welded so you ahve to pry them off carefully, unhook the battery and then remove the airbag from the steering wheel, 2 torx screws on teh back and 2 wires (UNHOOK THE BATTERY, YOU DONT WANT THIS TO POP IN YOUR FACE). I used a small flat screw driver, once your done painting you can glue the peices back on.