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Old 06-19-2002, 05:44 AM
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Question removing interior trim

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience successfully removing the interior trim to their C's. I am looking to trade my wood pieces for the aluminun sport trim. I am just trying to get a feel of how difficult this job could be. I've worked with cars for a while but dont want to risk the chance of damaging the fragile interior pieces. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated.


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Removing the center console wood and trim around the radio is not hard. Do a search on "wood console," and for "Changer installation" for instructions.

However, your sedan has wood trim on the doors. I don't believe anyone has posted on how to remove these pieces. It might look silly to replace the center wooden pieces and not the door bits.

If I ever were to buy a Coupe, I'd replace the aluminum console trim with wood, but there are no door trim pieces to worry about in the coupe, so it would be an easy job. But not so for the sedan.
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does anyone know how to remove the interior wood trim pieces in a sedan? I have searched with no luck, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Nobody knows? When you swap out for the carbon fiber and aluminum trim, are you guys taking it somehwre to be done?
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Session has a fairly detailed write-up here. https://mbworld.org/forums/showthrea...ighlight=radio

The pics don't show up for me now, unfortunately, but his write-up is good.

Which parts are you looking to replace? If the center console, in brief, you remove the area around the shifter first, then the ashtray, then work your way up. As session says, the hardest part is getting to the screws around the air vents, etc. Otherwise, it's mostly tugging, and being not afraid to use enough force to pop them off.
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If you're going for all the trim pieces, the front doors are the hardest part.
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Originally Posted by tommy View Post
Session has a fairly detailed write-up here. https://mbworld.org/forums/showthrea...ighlight=radio

The pics don't show up for me now, unfortunately, but his write-up is good.

Which parts are you looking to replace? If the center console, in brief, you remove the area around the shifter first, then the ashtray, then work your way up. As session says, the hardest part is getting to the screws around the air vents, etc. Otherwise, it's mostly tugging, and being not afraid to use enough force to pop them off.
yes I had seent hsi in the DIY thread, I was looking to get the info on the door pieces as well. I tried to pry them cause they looked similar to how my old 330 trim was placed but it started to crack so I am not sure what the best way to remove them is. Thanks for your input guys I will keep searching.
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Here you go. Post #25 & #26.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w203/134887-how-do-i-remove-door-panel.html

It's fairly simply, just be careful with the clips when you pull the panel.
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Originally Posted by ///AMG4EVER View Post
Here you go. Post #25 & #26.

https://mbworld.org/forums/showthread.php?t=134887

It's fairly simply, just be careful with the clips when you pull the panel.
so the door panel has to come off before I can pull the trim off. I just was not making that connection. THanks for the info.
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funny thing is, i removed my trimtoday. the center console/ashtray/headunit are the easiest, but the damn door.. that's the area that pisses me off. after you do one door the others will be so muxh easier and quicker to do. then the trim are another story; those damn clips are feckin annoying!
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Do you have to take the whole door panel off to get the wood trim off?
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