Removing the plastic trim in the boot

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Jugostran
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Removing the plastic trim in the boot

Post by Jugostran »

Hey all!
I am once again asking for some advice on behalf of a friend. This time its about the plastic trim/cladding in the boot. They removed all the clips and visible screws, but it doesn't want to come out. I have never removed mine, so we're kind of stuck. Anyone here have experience with removing it?
Thank you all in advance for your answers.
Below you'll find attached an image showcasing the current state of the cladding.
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Re: Removing the plastic trim in the boot

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They’re a bit tricky & fiddly to remove without damaging anything. You actually need to remove the C pillar plastic cover first, it’s held on with 2 screws & 5 plastic clips. It also has a 6th clip at one side that’s moulded into the plastic & shaped like a hook, so be careful not to break it.

Once the C pillar cover is off, you need to remove the plastic around where the seatbelt comes out, it should be self explanatory & quite easy. Once that’s out, you just remove the visible screws & clips in it, which it looks like you already have, it’ll easily come free & slide out of the car with little to no resistance.

The most important thing is that you’re gentle when removing the clips, beyond that, it’s straight forward.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Removing the plastic trim in the boot

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David wrote: Wed Nov 08, 2023 5:08 pm They’re a bit tricky & fiddly to remove without damaging anything. You actually need to remove the C pillar plastic cover first, it’s held on with 2 screws & 5 plastic clips. It also has a 6th clip at one side that’s moulded into the plastic & shaped like a hook, so be careful not to break it.

Once the C pillar cover is off, you need to remove the plastic around where the seatbelt comes out, it should be self explanatory & quite easy. Once that’s out, you just remove the visible screws & clips in it, which it looks like you already have, it’ll easily come free & slide out of the car with little to no resistance.

The most important thing is that you’re gentle when removing the clips, beyond that, it’s straight forward.

Hope that helps.
Thank you so much!
That seems to cover it all in perfect detail.
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