Passneger rear quarter panel trim removal

conaero

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I took my car apart this weekend to totally change all the speakers to make the most of my upgraded Becker Grand Prix head unit, so I decided to add this how to guide.

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Now, this panel is in 2 halves, so if you are after access to the speaker only, you do not need to remove the rear seat back and squab, but as I was removing the rear parcel shelf, I decided to strip the whole lot out.


Removal of the lower section

1. Start by removing the metal trim with a small blade, and make sure you lever off something solid or it will mark the leather:

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2. This reveals the 3 screw holding the top section of the panel on, not the position of the long screw:

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3. The panel then pulls towards you and up as it is held on by 2 lugs at the bottom:

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4. This now reveals the speaker so no you do not need to remove the lower section:

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Removal of the lower section

1. Because of one screw, you need to remove the entire rear seat:

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2. You need to remover the lower seat squab, to do his, release the 2 spring fixings located in both front lower corners, where the seat meets the floor, you need a suitable pry bar or screwdriver. Once released, the lower squab just lifts out:

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3. Then open and pull the arm rest out:

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4. Pull the trim panel from behind the arm rest:

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5. Then undo the 4 bolts holding the seat back to the car and then the seat back just lifts out:

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6. Now you can remove the 2 visible screws:

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7. And the hidden one:

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8. Then there are 2 panel clips at the bottom, pull the door weather seal to access the first one:

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9. Then pull the panel away to revel the rear panel fixing:

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10. The panel now falls away, note the 2 lower fixings:

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All in all a fairly simple job and to remove all the rear seats, and both side panels takes about 40 mins.

Refit is the reverse of the removal
 
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Gullible

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Is that your Hairy hand matt?
you know what they say about guys with hairy hands..you`ll go blind mate!!
 

conaero

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Yep, guilty, I have a little more work to do on this entry so stay with me, nearly finished.
 

Parisien

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Conaero, were you and Jagpurr and Loz conjoined triplets at birth.........;)....:)....:)....your bit of work whilst not dirty and too difficult, its equally time consuming and head scratching!!

Take a bow....will look forward to the rest of the pics!


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