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AznGA
03-18-2005, 12:45 AM
My door pillar, the vertical plastic shiny piece on outside of the door is chipping off. How can this be removed?

SC/TGrandAm
03-18-2005, 05:45 AM
Yun, apparently if you remove the panel that is behind where your seatbelt comes in that pillar can be removed- its bolted on.

And thats nice to hear the 02's are doing it now, I could have sworn GM said they fixed that problem in 01 i think?! fockers..

AznGA
03-18-2005, 11:39 AM
I have a 4 door!
:)

SC/TGrandAm
03-18-2005, 12:04 PM
oh shiznats, thats right. In that case I haven't a clue.

AznGA
03-20-2005, 02:23 AM
Anyone?

coupe
03-20-2005, 09:40 AM
I got mine replaced for $35 at a body shop. I had 2 replaced.

JHawk GT
03-21-2005, 09:53 AM
Here are the instructions, Yun. Doesn't look too tough. Pics attached.

2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Door Frame Applique Replacement - Front
Removal Procedure
1. Pull back the rear of the window run channel weather-strip retainer. Refer to Window Run Channel Replacement.
2. Remove the front door outer belt sealing strip. Refer to Sealing Strip Replacement - Front Door Window Belt Outer.
3. Remove the screws (2) from the font door frame applique.
4. Remove the font door frame applique (1) by sliding upwards.

Installation Procedure
1. Position the front door frame applique (1) to the front door.
2. Install the font door frame applique (1) by sliding downwards.
3. Install the applique screws (2) to the door window frame.
4. Install the front door outer belt sealing strip. Refer to Sealing Strip Replacement - Front Door Window Belt Outer.
5. Pull back the rear of the run channel weather-strip. Refer to Window Run Channel Replacement.

Door Frame Applique Replacement - Rear
Removal Procedure
1. Pull back the window run channel weather-strip from the forward edge of the door. Refer to Window Run Channel Replacement.
2. Remove the outer belt sealing strip. Refer to Sealing Strip Replacement - Rear Door Window Belt Outer .
3. Remove the screws (2) from the rear door frame applique.
4. Rotate the rear door frame applique (1) forward.
5. Remove the rear door frame applique from the rear door.

Installation Procedure
1. Position the rear door frame applique (1) to the rear door.
2. Rotate the rear door frame applique (1) rearward.
3. Install the screw to the rear door frame applique (2).
4. Install the rear door outer belt sealing strip. Refer to Sealing Strip Replacement - Rear Door Window Belt Outer.
5. Pull back the front of the window weather-strip retainer. Refer to Window Run Channel Replacement .

AznGA
03-21-2005, 02:13 PM
Thanks a lot!

AznGA
04-27-2005, 03:43 PM
I tried replacing it today and I couldn't get the outer strip off. I guess I am gonna have to take it to a dealer.

coupe
04-28-2005, 05:12 PM
Take it to a body shop first!

crazypontiac03
04-28-2005, 05:40 PM
Yea NO sh!t. Dealer = last Resort!