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How to remove trim in equinox dash?

Center trim on dash surounding whole center console needs to be removed without breaking. Can i also find paint to match silver metallic paint because regular paint runs like there is wax on it , even after cleaning with alchohol. i want to remove the console ring around the radio/ac/heater/buttons/center console . to paint it then put it back new. any ideas on what items i need to buy? i am not the greatest painter but would like to try! Thanks!!! Any helpfull websites to go to would be helpfull!

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You need to remove the big plastic or vinyl rear hatch trim to get the side trims off. Remove the 10 mm bolt that holds the pull handle (if you have a pull handle), and then, using a flat tool, (like a stiff putty knife), insert the tool between the vinyl trim and the tailgate to loosen the plastic clips (there is like 18 of them); one the hatch panel is off, you will see that you can now remove the side trims.

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