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Old 18-03-15, 11:26   #1
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Replacing inner door rubber strips on VL

I apologise if this is old and been done before!
Easy way to replace those cracked and broken strips
First thing need is strips from VT/VZ sourced from your local wreckers, i used 2 front & 2 rear vz crewman (under $40) but sedan and wagon VT/VZ look the same.


Remove door trims from your VL


Straighten the staples on the back of trim holding the old strips on with a flat blade screw driver and needle nose pliers
before

after


Then once all staples are all straight, gently insert flat blade screw driver between door trim and rubber strip
and leaver them apart


Now they are apart the new strips will need to be trimmed down about 8mm from the end that is angled (but measure before cutting)
once measured, use a grinder with a thin cutting disc and cut to length


Now while you have the grinder the rear clip only needs to be cut
before

after


Next the clips will need to bent slightly with needle nose pliers for a better fit

before

after


now the strips are ready to be installed onto the door trim


then the door trim is ready to go back onto the door

repeat process for passenger side



Now for the back door trim

remove door trim
switch wires


remove rubber strip from door trim (same process as the front door)
now the strip is removed the strip will need to be trimmed to fit, this time only the rubber that rests on the glass needs to be cut. test fit on door and marked

now its marked, use a stanley knife to cut to size and thats it


no clips need to be cut like the front door but the clips will need to be bent slightly using the same process as the front door, then they can be installed to the door trim.

now the trim can be re-installed to the door

and job is done.

feedback welcome
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Old 06-06-15, 20:18   #2
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Nice work! Looks a million times better than the old ones

How do you remove these from a VZ?

Are they attached to the door trim? Cause I can't see wreckers letting you pull them off without buying the whole door trims
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Old 15-06-15, 20:28   #3
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yeah from memory the door trims will need to be removed from the vz to get to the strips, the ones i got off the cars at the wreckers the trims were already removed and they popped right off
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Old 22-08-16, 13:59   #4
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Just did this on my Calais, cost me $20 and came up mint!
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