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How to remove plastic outside lower door trim panel on 2002 Buick rendezvous

The lower exterior molding/trim/panel is loose on the passenger front door. I would like to know how to remove it to replace whatever is loose or broken.

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If it is loose,then there is alot of rust behind it,you may want to screw it back on with a self tapping screw,dont try taking it off unless you are ready to take care of the rust

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

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  • Bee Willman
    Bee Willman Apr 29, 2015

    There seems to be plastic retainer clips and a bar..the clips are broken and there really isn't a place to put screws at the bottom of the door panel

  •  johnny rebel
    johnny rebel Apr 29, 2015

    try to see if there is rust,if not,then the broken piece is the plastic,if it is rusted then the metal posts that hold it are gone,self tapping screws are actually screws with a drill on the end,the go through metal and plastic and are a great fix all

  • Bee Willman
    Bee Willman Apr 29, 2015

    Thanks for your help Johnny ! I will give it a try and let you know. :0)

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