View Full Version : Lower door moldings.

02-07-2011, 01:24 PM
from what I've read this is a pretty common problem. My rear lower door moldings have rotted and fell off. I think I want to just pull them off. How to do you remove those little plastic clips? Also of anyone can post some pictures of them removed it would be awesome.

02-07-2011, 01:34 PM
One tiny screw on the lower right corner of each door. They slide back and straight off after you remove that one tiny screw.

02-07-2011, 01:47 PM
yeah but they will have the metal studs sticking out of the door like the fronts wont they

02-07-2011, 01:56 PM
When I shaved mine I had to cut off the metal stubs, grind down, then weld/fill... If you don't mind having studs or holes sticking out or doing body work then repaint the lower parts of the doors and blend in, I would just recommend buying some used ones from a wrecking yard or sourcing some online to replace yours.

02-07-2011, 01:56 PM
yup, only way to get rid of the studs is to grind them off then weld up the lil holes.
i replaced mine with new ones and havent had any issue with them in close to 3 yrs now. the older ones were made of metal while the newer style ones are all plastic and dont rust.

02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
ECS Tuning has new ones!

02-07-2011, 02:57 PM

02-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Yeah I saw ECS had them. I just didn't know how/if the tabs came off. I was hoping they would come off easier and I could just rivet them. I'm about to order them now.

02-07-2011, 03:13 PM
Actually, what if they were drilled out then rivited?

02-07-2011, 03:13 PM
And guys with the moldings removed could you throw up some pictures?

02-07-2011, 03:49 PM
Unscrew the screw, if it break or jam,
Use a screw driver and pry it from under the door.
The metal insert will stay screwed to the door,
from there, use the pair of prier and a screwdriver.


02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
Thanks FNK. But I'm looking for more on how to remove the plastic that holds them up. Do those ones need to be cut off

02-07-2011, 07:54 PM
I didn't removed them as their design look like it's not made to be removed, never. You'll need to break them, most likely.

02-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Well when I have a break and a nice day I am going to figure out my plan of attack. Ill keep people updated.