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Old 03-09-2004, 06:31 PM   #1
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How do i remove the trim pieces on the floor on the driver'* side in the front
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which piece? the one that runs from front to back? or the one with the hood lever?
If you are talking about the one that runs from front to back on the floor I just replaced mine about a month ago. There are 4 screw "I do belive" one at the joint of the very front trim piece where it joins the one that goes up under the dash the next screw is right next to the seat (stubby screwdriver required) then comes the fun screw. First push/pull up on the trim that the seat belt comes out of. At the very bottom if you push the trim up (the trim the seatbelt comes out of) at the very base if you take a flashlight you will be able to see the screw about three inches straight in.you will be able to put a screwdriver (long) into the that deep hole and take out the screw. If this does not make sense I will draw something and scan it on to my computer and send it to you. Next you have to pull down and out very hard almost as if you were trying to rip it out. after that comes out then you will have to pull the rear screw. Once the rear screw is removed there is a flap of plastic that goes under the rear seat. pull the trim towards the passenger side of the car andto the front at the same time once again if this does not make any sense I will draw you a picture
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FYI.....the long piece that goes from front to back and shrouds the safety belt coil is different in 95, at least from my 93. My 93 has screws, but the 95 doesn't

I'm in the process of adapting to the 95 pieces, as both of my forward screw holes (one on each side) are broken out.
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I'd like to know as well. There are no screws along the lower rail that runs from front to back. I tried just pulling it straight out when I had the back seat removed, but ended up breaking the plastic on the trim that actually holds the fastener in place, so I stopped trying at that point. Damn cheap plastics.
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I just removed both pieces from a 1995 SSEi. It just pulls up. Anyone want pics of the underside? They're sitting right here next to me!
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Sure, why not? Part of the underside of mine snapped clean off...
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Legend:

1. Metal tab slips under the forward kick panel trim preventing the need for a screw to hold it down. This is the forward end of one piece, the one on the bottom of the pic is turned the other way, so you're looking at the back.

2. Thin plastic blades that have teeth in them. Similar to what you already have. These are pinched in metal clamps attached to the chassis. Notice how many there are on each piece, front and rear.

3. These black tabs simply retain the rubber door opening seal. Hold the seal down while you lift up on this trim for removal.

4. There may or may not be a screw in this hole. You must remove the B Pillar trim (that the shoulder belts attach to) in order to get it out of the way of this lip.

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I got done what i had to do. Luckily i didnt have to pull the whole thing off all i had to do was take the screw out right behind the trunk pop. Now my kick panels will blend perfectly with that piece of trim.
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How do you remove the b-pillar trim? I want to install speakers and LED'* in my rear doors (the way there are LED'* illuminating the window switches and door handles on the front doors), but I'm afraid to just yank off the b-pillar, considering every damn piece of plastic I pull on in there is so horribly brittle it just snaps, from the A-pillar to the afromentioned lower trim.
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The B Pillar trim just pulls off. There'* a slot to let the seatbelt out. There'* a splined pin at the top and bottom, and velcro in the middle. You'll see the umbilical for the rear doors when you remove it.

I just swapped in the 'screwless' 1995 sill trim pieces into my 93. Worked like a charm.
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