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How Do You Remove the A-Pillar Trim?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by PedanticOne, May 11, 2017.

  1. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Trying to figure out how the A-pillar trim comes off. The top part that runs above the door seems to be what you'd want to pop off first, but the part towards the B-pillar seems to not want to be removed. So I'm perplexed. Anyone know?

    Speaking of the B-pillar, anyone know how to remove that piece of trim, too?
     
  2. oktane

    oktane Active Member

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    Usually there is a screw under the SRS plastic cover on most cars A-pillar that comes out first. I forget what it looks like on the Tesla.
     
  3. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Unfortunately, there is no such cover. There are two speaker grilles, but as I mentioned, there are two pieces of trim, the one that runs down the a-pillar itself, and another that overlaps it that runs along the top of the door. It's the part in the back near the magnet for the sun visor that I can't seem to get loose.
     
  4. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    I got it off. Just needed to use a stronger one of my trim tools. And there's a clip way back that's a bit of a pain, but ... success! The rest of the a-pillar trim is affixed with three bolts above the door and then clips down below. Just undo those, pop it out, unclip the speakers and done.
     
  5. oktane

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    Thanks for the update, post pics in case someone down the road runs into the same problem!
     
  6. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Yup. That's my plan when I finish what I'm doing... :)
     
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    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Here you go:

     
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  8. Solarman004

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    @PedanticOne , why were you removing the trim? Was this for a dashcam installation?
    Thanks for the video!
     
  9. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Yup. I was installing a BlackVue. I did that one day and on another day I did the rest of the installation.
     
  10. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    Perplexes me why two people gave it a thumbs down. Oh well. I tried!
     
  11. Nerdy_Engineer

    Nerdy_Engineer Brett - The Nerdy Engineer

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    Hmm, why did you go through the trouble of removing the trim? You can just tuck the cables in there without actually removing the trim.
     
  12. PedanticOne

    PedanticOne MyTesla Refresh Champion

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    To be 100% sure I wasn't going to interfere with the airbag. I taped them up and out of the way to be doubly sure. Plus, why not learn?

    The only place I tucked the wire in was along the FWD.
     
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