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Need help removing quarter window trim

Hi guys,
I am trying to remove the quarter glass because I think water is entering from there. How is the trim removed without damaging it. I can see a white clip of some sort near the back but am not sure how to pop it off.

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Re: Need help removing quarter window trim

DO NOT pry on that molding. The molding comes off with the glass. You'll first need to remove the interior paneling that surrounds the glass that you're trying to remove. If you want to take your time with it so as not to break or damage anything, then you may want this interiorpanel completely out of the car...which would mean removing the bolt for the seat belt (where it mounts to the floor)...then slip it out of the interior panel through the slot. You'll probably also want to remove the rear speaker cover, although it's not absolutely necessary. Once you get the area around your panel cleared away, the panel itself will be held in by like...3 screws and...5 or so clips. For these clips, you should be able to just lightly tug on the panel to remove it. Once it's out of the way, you'll see that your quarter glass (triangle window) is held in by two 10mm nuts/studs, as well as ONE white plastic clip. FOR THIS CLIP, you'll need to get in there with something thin, such as long needle-nose pliers - in order to squeeze the clip so it can be slipped out of it's hole. BUT, when doing this, hold the glass on the other side, or you may just risk dropping it on the ground. While doing all of this, you'll also want to put some pressure on the glass from the inside of the car, as that nasty black snot will try to keep the glass stuck to the body of the car. CHOOSE a HOT DAY to work on this, so the sun will loosen up the black snot. ALSO, be on-the-ready with some alcohol or acetone, or even paint cleaner (WD-40 works great here)...to deal with the messy removal of all of that black snot (butyl). After that, it's just clean up, replace butyl-snot, and reinstall. Good luck!!
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Re: Need help removing quarter window trim

Thanks cypressdowns great info.
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