View Full Version : Door trim removal

04-30-2013, 11:35 PM
I'm trying to get the door trim off of my celica (91 ST) so I can finally get her entirely painted one color. Is there a special way to get the trim off from above the door where the window meets the body? I figured I would ask before I break anything off since I'm struggling here lol

05-01-2013, 02:03 AM
I assume you are referring to the rubber surround/seal for the door area?
If so, then to remove it is fairly simple. You will need to gently pull out(or down, it's all relative) to see where the little plastic retainers are located in the body.
Next, you need to pull firmly to the left, and then the right so that the tab can be removed from the rubber piece. You will see what I mean.
It is best to leave the tabs in the body as unless you buy new ones, they are usually rather brittle after 20-odd years.
It takes a bit of time (plan for a couple hours) but it is a pretty simple operation.

Hope this helps.

- Mario