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      12-27-2017, 09:36 PM   #1
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1x Door Trim won't stay on after new clips

Hey all

Vinyl wrapped my interior rim, year or so ago and my passenger door trim has kept having issues since.

I've tried all new trim finisher clips (twice)
and I checked that the trim was kept to a minimum, as to not get in the way of a nice tight fit.

Still falling off. I'd really rather not 3m sticky tape it but I don't know what it's problem is. You'd think it'd be the driver side, that gets open and shut 20x more than the passenger

Any advice? TYIA
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      01-03-2018, 11:37 AM   #2
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first make sure you mount new clips on back side of trim and press them all the way then try mounting trim on the door by pressing it hard to make sure the new clips go inside the holes, also cute extra vinyl at back of trim before trying above. I hope this helps
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      04-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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i cut the vinyl as heavily as i could
presseed as hard as i could
it stays for like 3-6 months and then starts coming loose at the outer edge of the door
really at the point where im going to double sided tape it but i dont want to cause issues when the trim has to be taken off (speaker replacement for example)

i've got bigger issues (as usual) than to keep dealing with interior door trim continuously falling off.
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If done correctly they cannot come loose by themselves as they physically lock into place. You must not be pushing them fully home or possibly you're not using genuine parts.
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any idea how i might be doing it wrong?
seems pretty straight forward
mallet the plastic clip into door (only way i could get them in)
make sure metal pins are locked into the trim properly
start from the proper end, and push them in firmly

not really sure how i could be messing this up

my pins are just round, if i remember right, so theyre just pushing into the plastic clips and the plastic clips are supposed to hold them.

lasted a pretty long time this time, but still only about 6months+
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damnit.
i give up on this car (this is issue #9348234824 since 3 years ago when i purchased). i just went to surrender and at least buy myself time with some double sided tape, and that wont even work. doesnt stick to the door panel at all.

anyway, the pins ARE locking in, very tightly, but the clips appear to be snapping....maybe ive been being sold cheap clips? ive been paying somewhere around a dollar per piece online

literally my only idea here. its a passenger side door, that gets opened and shut 10x per weekend, theres not exactly alot of stress being put on the door trim.





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damnit.
i give up on this car (this is issue #9348234824 since 3 years ago when i purchased). i just went to surrender and at least buy myself time with some double sided tape, and that wont even work. doesnt stick to the door panel at all.

anyway, the pins ARE locking in, very tightly, but the clips appear to be snapping....maybe ive been being sold cheap clips? ive been paying somewhere around a dollar per piece online

literally my only idea here. its a passenger side door, that gets opened and shut 10x per weekend, theres not exactly alot of stress being put on the door trim.






I had the same problem as you with both driver and passenger side. I bought those clips twice off Amazon. I find it annoying how the clips fall in the holes and cause a rattle sound while driving. My trim seem to be fine after the 2nd time around.
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I had the same problem as you with both driver and passenger side. I bought those clips twice off Amazon. I find it annoying how the clips fall in the holes and cause a rattle sound while driving. My trim seem to be fine after the 2nd time around.
The broken clips are pretty easy to get out, you may even be able to "pull it off" without undoing any screws. The bottom of the door trim pulls out pretty easy, get a few inch gap and just shake them out.
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Thumbs down

i gave up
i bought more clips
i'll just buy myself some time for 6 months
i've got no ideas. double sided tape was my only idea. maybe ill do both, layer the tape x3 so it reaches each surface.
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Some of my clips needed to be rotated 90 to properly hold on the door. It looks like the clips are popping off with the trim so just wanted to point that out.
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whoa. really? ill have to try to google that. i wonder if i can tell which ones need to be rotated based on the holes in the door

maybe thats why some werent as hard (but still very hard) to get in.


thank you!
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looks like jsut one needs a rotate

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Not sure what that pic is trying to show. The arrows are for the door card screws. If you have a new trim clip and it seems too loose when you pop it in, get a large flat head screwdriver and see if you can spin it to make it more snug. I haven't removed my door trim in years, but I know I recently had that issue with my dash trim.
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Not sure what that pic is trying to show. The arrows are for the door card screws. If you have a new trim clip and it seems too loose when you pop it in, get a large flat head screwdriver and see if you can spin it to make it more snug. I haven't removed my door trim in years, but I know I recently had that issue with my dash trim.

lol sorry, the arrows are irrelevant, it was someone elses picture.

i added the picture just to show that it looks like only one of the trim/moulding clips needs to be rotated, looks like the rest do not.
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