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Removing and installing side member trim
1 - Side member trim
- Removing
- Remove clips (front and rear) and unscrew bolts.
- Press side member trim (bottom) at mounting bracket upwards; this releases the catches (see photo A66-10829).
- Pull side member trim (bottom) outwards off fastening strip.
- Carefully heat bonded joint on top with a hot-air blower and pull side member trim diagonally upwards off mounting bracket.

- Installing
- Before installing, completely remove any remaining adhesive.
- Align side member trim with side member and press into fastening strip at bottom.
- Press side member trim (top) onto fastening strip with adhesive strip.
- Insert fasteners and screw in bolts.

2 - Bolt
- 3x
- 2 Nm

3 - Fastener
- 6x

4 - Fastening strip
- Removing

Note: Before removal, mark position of fastening strip on side member to ensure that it is re-installed in the original position.
- Remove all nuts.
- Carefully heat bonded joint with a hot-air blower and pull fastening strip off side member to the side.

- Installing
- Before installing, completely remove any remaining adhesive.
- Peel protective film off adhesive tape.
- Align fastening strip according to marks and press onto side member.
- Screw in nuts.

5 - Nut
- 7x
- 2 Nm

6 - Adhesive tape
- Double-sided
- For bonding to side member trim

7 - Adhesive tape
- Double-sided
- For bonding to side member

Unclipping side member trim
- Clips and bolts removed.
- Gradually press retaining hooks -1- upwards out of fastening strip -2- and pull out side member trim outwards.
 

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