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Running new wire to the doors

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I have been messing around with my window motors and tracks for sometime and they have not improved much. Both windows are slow and get stuck often. I think the next step is to take apart the motors and clean them up and run larger wiring to both motors. My question is how do I run new wire out to the doors? It seems that I need to actually remove the doors to do this. Is it easy to remove the doors? It seems that you have to remove the A-pillar trim to get at the top door nut, but I can't for the life of me get the DAMN A-PILLAR TRIM OFF!!! Its like the stupid trim is permanently welded on. The last thing I want to do is break the trim when I am SOOOO close to finishing up the car. Also I am installing nice thin speakers in both doors so I need to run speaker wire out there regardless of what happens with the window motors. Any help the wire running/A-pillar problem would be much appreciated!

Cheers,

Graham

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Use a piece of thin metal rod (welding rod is normal for me) to get the wires through. Much easier then trying to re fit the door.

I've seen the A pillar trim held on by trim clips that just push in, and by screws.

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Graham,

my car's Apillar trim was held on with clips but were very hard to remove. Also, you should be able to run new wire through the door without removing it. There is a rubber sleeve that you should be able to run new wire into.

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Graham,

my car's Apillar trim was held on with clips but were very hard to remove. Also, you should be able to run new wire through the door without removing it. There is a rubber sleeve that you should be able to run new wire into.

Artie

Thanks guys. I will just give the A-Pillar trim another try tonight. Other then the clips where are the screws holding it on so that I have an idea where not to pull. As for the new wires I will dig around for a small rod and hopefully can make something happen.

-Graham

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The clips are just slid onto the back of the fiberglass without screws. Once you remove the rubber door gasket/weather stripping I just use a long screwdriver to pry the trim piece off. I did break a couple of the clips trying to smack the piece back into place.

Artie


89 White Esprit SE

...a few little upgrades....

93 RX7.....Silverstone

....slightly modded...Muahaha...

New Addition:

1990 300ZX TT......Hmmm

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The clips are just slid onto the back of the fiberglass without screws. Once you remove the rubber door gasket/weather stripping I just use a long screwdriver to pry the trim piece off. I did break a couple of the clips trying to smack the piece back into place.

Artie

Used a coat hanger and some finesse to run the wires out to the doors. Looks like I can leave the A-Pillar trim in place. Thanks for the help guys! :yes

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My favorite trick for getting wires through small holes, especially existing grommets that already have wires going through them, is to poke the body of a Bic pen through the hole, run the wire through the pen body, then remove the pen. Voila!


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^ there's always one smart alec ^

Dude that is a top tip!!!!

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