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interior panels falling off?
Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:14 PM
Does anyone else have this problem?
Is there an easier solution than going to the dealer and having them over-charge me for it?
thanks for the help!
Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:41 PM
I've not had your problem, but I have pulled my share of panels from various cars over the years, to repair speakers, rear wiper motors, etc. The Subie panel clips are readily available at auto parts stores. Just take one of yours with you in order to get the correct size. Yes, you will have to learn how to get intimate with the panels in question and how they come off, but with patience you can do the work yourself. Just search the various threads for panel removal of the front doors ( for repairing glass or door speakers) and the rear hatch (rear wiper motor repairs), in order to find the correct procedures. They are not difficult, and just get easier the next time you have to remove one. Good Luck!
Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:55 AM
thanks for the help. The rear panel is actually broken where some of the clips should be holding it so I'll be looking for a new one of those.
The door panel was easy. The broken clip was easy to get to and now I'm off to the parts store today.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:35 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 02:38 PM
I once added more clips to the rear of a Volvo by drilling a few more holes. After a few years I had to fix a light and had trouble getting the panel off because I had forgotten the clips I had added. At least you can see the stainless steel screws and they are very easy to remove.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 03:49 PM
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