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Old 09-24-2004, 12:12 PM
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Interior Trim Removal Help

Hi all. Does anyone know how to remove the trim and rear panel on the inside of the B-pillar by the rear window on my S320? I need to access the antenna splitter which is supposed to be hiding in there. There doesn't seem to be any visable screws or fasteners holding this panel on. Before I start prying, breaking parts, etc. I am turning to the collective wisdom of this group. Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:28 PM
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Screw (1)
screw out.

Rear compartment light (2)
remove.

Edge protector in area of panelling (3)
pull off.

Panelling (3)
unclip at front (3 arrows).

Clip (4)
unhook by pressing panelling (3) toward center.

Panelling (3)
remove toward front.

Belt end fitting on rear floor
screw off.

Belt fitting
guide through opening in panelling (3).

Panelling (3)
remove.

Clamps (4) and (5)
align on panelling (3).

Belt end fitting
guide through opening in panelling and screw onto rear floor (35 Nm ).

Panelling (3)
insert into cutout in rear pillar at front with clips (4 and 5) and clip into 3 front mounting hooks.

Screw (1)
screw in.

Reinstall
in opposite order.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:37 PM
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Opps.... the 1st reply was for C-Pillar...

Removing and Installing Paneling on B-Pillar


Door edge protector in area of B-pillar panelling (2)
pull off.

Clip (1) on panelling (2)
unhook on B-pillar with screwdriver.

Panelling (2)
Pull up out of cover (4) on main frame member.

Belt end fitting on driver's seat
screw off.

Belt on panelling (2)
Pull out and lay panelling (2) to side.

Clip (1)
stick into panelling (2).

Belt end fitting
guide through opening in panelling (2).

Panelling (2)
insert into channel in panelling (4).

Sliding piece
insert into panelling (2) on guide bolt for upper belt guide fitting.

Panelling (2)
Clip in at top with clip (1).

Panelling (2)
insert into clips (3) at side (4 clips).

Belt end fitting
screw onto driver's seat (35 Nm ).

Door edge protector
install on B pillar.

Check
function of adjustable upper belt guide fitting

Removal and Installation

1 Pull off door edge protector in area of B-pillar panelling.




2 Unhook retaining clips at top front and rear with screwdriver.




3 Pull panelling upward out of panel on main frame member inside.




4 Screw out bolt on belt end fitting.
5 Pull belt out of B-pillar panelling and lay panelling to side.
6 Insert retaining clip in top of panelling.
7 Guide belt end fitting through opening in panelling.
8 Insert panelling into channel in panel for main frame member inside.




9 Insert sliding piece (arrow) on guide bolt for belt height adjustment.
10 Clip in panelling at top and clip into insert clips on B-pillar at sides.




11 Screw belt end fitting onto driver's seat (35 Nm ).
12 Install door edge protector.
13 Check function of belt height adjustment
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:40 PM
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Russell, Thanks for the quick reply!

One more question, though. Do you know where that screw #1 is located? It isn't clear to me in the drawing. Thanks again. AJ
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:45 PM
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Quote:
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Opps.... the 1st reply was for C-Pillar...
OOPS again, it was originally my mistake, I am attempting the C-Pillar access.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:45 PM
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AJ,

The references to the numbers are to the respective "thumb nail photos" listed at the bottom of the post replies. If you will click on the photos, you will see the associated numbers. All photos are in order with the directions above.
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:52 PM
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AJ,

The references to the numbers are to the respective "thumb nail photos" listed at the bottom of the post replies. If you will click on the photos, you will see the associated numbers. All photos are in order with the directions above.

Thanks Russell, I know that and enlarged and printed the photo, but the location of the screw is confusing. Do you know if the seat back has to be removed first? AJ
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Old 09-24-2004, 12:55 PM
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AJ,

Yes, if you are removing C-Pillar (next to the rear window) you will need to remove the rear seats.

Are you removing C-pillar or B-pillar (mid section of car)?

Russell
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:08 PM
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AJ,

Are you removing C-pillar or B-pillar (mid section of car)?

Russell

Russell, I am attempting to remove the C-pillar panel. Sorry for the confusion. I am told that the antenna splitter lives in there. Thanks again for all of your help! BTW, do you know of any trick to remove the seat back? The lower seat (horozontal part) seems straightforward enough. AJ
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:19 PM
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Rear Seat and Rear Backrest



Catches on rear seat cushion (arrows)
press outward and lift seal cushion (1), then remove seat cushion.

Edge protector (2) in area of rear backrest
pull off.

Cover (3) over wheelhouse
remove on left and right.

Cover (4) on head restraint bracket
pull off and remove.

Textile cover (5) on first aid kit housing
pull out toward front.

Screws on backrest frame
screw out (7 each, 10 Nm ).

Backrest (6) complete with head restraints
lift slightly at front and pull both lines off of the vacuum element for the head restraint.

Backrest (6)
remove. Do not damage door entry strip.

When installing
reconnect vacuum line and pull rear seat belt and belt buckles out.
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Old 09-24-2004, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Russell -- you're the best!
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