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How do I remove it? I know there was a guide somewhere online but I guess I am using the wrong keywords or something...I know the door pieces can be removed easily, more worried about the center piece. Sana, Chrome, etc: you all have done this, get back to me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I know this is on here somewhere but I can't find it: removing center c ... (carreragt7)

Boom. <A HREF="http://vccs.volvocars.se/accessories/ii/search.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://vccs.volvocars.se/acces....aspx</A><p>You can go back and revise the search criteria if necessary. This is all I needed in order to take mine out and put them back in. Fairly simple, yet time consuming. Good luck.
 

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Re: I know this is on here somewhere but I can't find it: removing center c ... (carreragt7)

I could do it in 5 minutes with my eyes closed now lol.<p>Pull off the 12v cover by the cup holder, undo the two T25 screws<br>Pull out the display screen frame(pull from the center to get one side unclipped, then the other side)<br>Pop out the ICM screen<br>Undo the other two T25 screws behind that<br>Bam.<p>Whatcha doin?
 

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Re: I know this is on here somewhere but I can't find it: removing center c ... (Revolve40)

I had that link, but for the life of me can't get the right words or something. What did you use?
 

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Re: I know this is on here somewhere but I can't find it: removing center c ... (sanatarium)

Ya know, the usual. Just color matching everything to my new color scheme as I prepare to unveil my new interior plans. Pillars are all done, but it is put on hold because the color of one of the materials was too dark and wouldn't quite fit in with the rest of the interior colors.
 

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Re: I know this is on here somewhere but I can't find it: removing center c ... (carreragt7)

need spy pictuars!<p><br>I actually didnt use keywords(I think its broken), if you just check interior or whatever the console one comes up
 

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Yeah, the door trim was probably the easiest thing I have ever removed from my car, lol. Still have to go pop out the console, but I had to pick up the pizza first. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I've been working round the clock on a huge slew of projects, pizza is great.
 

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Could of asked me too =(. it's pretty easy to remove. The only thing i had trouble with was removing a couple clips from the CD player insert.
 

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Sorry Vash, I guess you were part of the" etc", lol. I couldn't remember who all had done this and I was in a hurry to get them out before it got much darker. I've removed the CD player/ECM or whatever it is called before, so I didn't think the console would be that hard, I just don't like unexpected surprises that ruin parts. Thanks for all the input everybody, I hate that whenever I have questions because I am working on a weekend project no one is on here, tonight is different, luckily for me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Also, sad news is that I didn't realize how thin and somewhat low quality the aluminum trim is. I am pretty sure it wouldn't survive a powder coat attempt. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> So I will just have to paint it. Everyone who has painted theirs: how well does it hold up or should I expect having to touch it up all the time?
 

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Well the bodyshop painted it for me, but my trim wasn't brushed aluminum. I have the cheap plastic trim and maybe that is more durable than the aluminum I dunno. You should just try sanding it down yourself and spraying it. what colour are you doing? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Here's the dealio: I originally had the cheap plastic stuff that Vash is talking about (some fake ugly wood looking stuff). I had that removed and replaced with the aluminum trim. When it came time for me to do some painting, I sanded down the fake looking stuff and had a collision center paint every piece for under $50. He did a few coats of white and a sh*t ton of clear coats. It still looks brand spanking new. Long story short, if you somehow manage to mess up your aluminum, I have another set sitting in my closet waiting for you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Also, the paint would probably look/hold up better if you were to buy a cheap set of the fake stuff from someone/where and just have your aluminum stuff either to sale or put back on in the future. <p>Good luck.
 

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+1 With Revolve. The aluminum trim you have shouldn't be painted. There is a lot of people here who would love the aluminum trim. You can also fabricate your own trim LOL since you are such a handy man.
 

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Good tips and points. My aluminum center and my driving side door trim both have some little dings in it. If someone was wanting to swap with me they would have to send it out asap via ups priority as I am an impatient man in the middle of a couple projects that are taking longer than desired.
 

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Lol yeah if you use a clear laquer itll hold up quite well; dont frak with the brushed as everyone says hah, cheap off ebay ftw<br>im still working on mine too lol, i hate wetsanding overspray =/
 
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