Body Trim Buttons

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ZUBAJA
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Re: Body Trim Buttons

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Will do. Hope to get to it this weekend. Working on daughter's Forester right now (oil pan gasket, A/C repair, headlight). Wen I get that done, back to the Baja. Dennis
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Re: Body Trim Buttons

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Here's the first picture with the plastic cover removed. When removing the bed trim, be very careful. It is usually sun baked and can crack easily. Later I'll show pictures of the repairs I made. The bracket is held to the body by 4 small bolts (8 MM heads). The second picture shows pencils pointing to the slots where the "buttons" go. The third picture shows the Tinnerman nuts in position. I had to notch the bracket to properly position the nuts
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Re: Body Trim Buttons

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Just trying to give a little to the community. If anyone has a 3D printer and wants to give these a try, feel free to let us know how they work out. Otherwise, I’ll get around to it one of these days as more disposable income comes my way.

Features cam-like retaining features to (hopefully) keep the button in place. Insert button with screwdriver slot in vertical orientation. With a screwdriver, lightly press inwards and turn either clockwise or counterclockwise 90 degrees until the slot is horizontal.
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Re: Body Trim Buttons

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Thanks, Dennis!
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Re: Body Trim Buttons

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going to try these today, will report back. thanks.
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