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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:25 am 
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hi i was just wondering if anyone knew how to get my drivers side door trim off the screw in the arm rest wont come out , it keeps turning and doesnt get anywhere? any ideas? thanks guys
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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:04 am 
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Have someone help you by pulling the trim in an outward motion,while you unscrew.I suspect the plastic nut is stripped !

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:14 am 
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yer i have tried that i guess ill have to try harder , its starting to s**t me having stock speakers
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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:23 am 
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I've experienced the same issue. A further idea would be to get some sort of lever behind the trim, and pressure it outward. Whatever you use to achieve a result, will mean you then need to replace the nut somehow,or go to a slightly larger diameter screw, so that it will cut a thread, and not leave the problem unresolved.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:54 pm 
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The EF/EL armrests screw into anchor rivets, they can loosen and spin around - I had the same with the upper one - I ended up cutting it off to get the trim off, then getting another armrest from the wreckers.

I drilled and installed a self tapper into the front lip of the anchor rivet and door skin to anchor it properly, then took off the self tapper head. Replacing the rivet is a PITA.

 

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