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Internal trim removal
#1
I have a 2018 berlingo L1 van 850 enterprise.I want to remove the load area left hand side internal trim.I have tried pulling but it has not moved, any suggestions.
I want to access the wiring to connect a rear view camera.Thanks,
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#2
I'm fairly sure there is a set of step-by-step instructions on the forum here somewhere, get searching!
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#3
If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and get a set of trim removal tools. Assuming it’s not screws keeping it in, you might find that the clips are just very tight and need some leverage to tease them out. Some of the panels in my 2007 van still need quite a bit of force to release them

neilsen CT2287 Car Trim Removal and Moulding Set, Red https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004OEL4LW/r...8Bb5A5X2JZ
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(18-11-2018, 11:03 PM)Matt Haigh Wrote:  I'm fairly sure there is a set of step-by-step instructions on the forum here somewhere, get searching!

Thanks for reply.found a video but it was a different van model not the same
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(19-11-2018, 06:54 AM)SayAnything Wrote:  If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and get a set of trim removal tools. Assuming it’s not screws keeping it in, you might find that the clips are just very tight and need some leverage to tease them out. Some of the panels in my 2007 van still need quite a bit of force to release them

neilsen CT2287 Car Trim Removal and Moulding Set, Red https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004OEL4LW/r...8Bb5A5X2JZ

Thanks will order from tools and try
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#6
Finally removed with a lot of leverage and snapping two press in clips.It removes by lifting at the rear to be able to remove the two clips that hold it to the adjoining panel by pressing down with your fingers.Seems a poor design but probably not removed that often,however there is a Bosch box underneath this panel.
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#7
It's the same problem with most makes of car, plastic trim clips tend to snap when removed. They're not expensive to replace. It's not really any more of a poor design than any other car, like you say that panel is probably only removed once or twice for the life of the car on average.
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#8
... and most plastic trim removal tools are not up to the job.

Panel fixings have got stronger over the last few years. Those plastic jobbies are fine for small dashboard panels, but larger trim panels need good quality metal removal tools.
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#9
I find the plastic tools for levering out clips are too fat and end up pulling the panel before the clip, so the clips break even more than usual, metal ones are definitely better.

The small plastic levers are good for levering off small bits of trim like door handle surrounds and dashboard bits, as they're non-marring unlike a screwdriver.
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#10
I can only speak from experience, but I’ve removed countless interior trim panels with tools like I linked to above (have had a Cobra set for years which thought I’d lost during a house move, so bought the above linked ones and have been using them to strip the Berlingo). Can honestly say I have never damaged a panel or tool and have probably broken less than a dozen clips.
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