Boot Trim Question

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Post by YorkshirePuding » Mon May 10, 2021 9:14 pm

Has anyone managed to remove this rear trim panel that contains the interior light. I can get the four retaining clips out but it appears to be secured under the 2 top mounts and can't work out how to release these - all the searches I complete come up fruitless. Please help.
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Post by YorkshirePuding » Mon May 10, 2021 9:18 pm

This is a picture of the full panel I've found online.
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Post by ric19 » Mon May 10, 2021 9:20 pm

They just unscrew..I used some Mole grips to get them off

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Post by Nictrix » Mon May 10, 2021 9:21 pm

I dont know the answer to this but thought that with the notches they may turn to take them out.
These seem to be made of metal on some cars, dont know if its newer cars have metal ones or different models have metal ones.
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Post by Zforbes » Mon May 10, 2021 9:30 pm

I'm no expert and probably wrong but with these being metal are they not datum points for the hall sensors :scratchhead:
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Post by Stash36 » Mon May 10, 2021 9:53 pm

Flat bladed screwdriver in one of the notches and lightly tap anti-cloclwise with a hammer will also get these off.

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Post by RobbiZ4 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm

Zforbes wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:30 pm I'm no expert and probably wrong but with these being metal are they not datum points for the hall sensors :scratchhead:
To be honest, that is nonsense.
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Post by RobbiZ4 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:06 pm

YorkshirePuding wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:14 pm Has anyone managed to remove this rear trim panel that contains the interior light.
Why???? :idunno:
The light can be removed/opened without removing this panel.
When the light stays off, this issue is based in most cases on a broken wire in the lid's locking system.
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Post by Roddy » Tue May 11, 2021 1:04 am

Stash36 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:53 pm Flat bladed screwdriver in one of the notches and lightly tap anti-cloclwise with a hammer will also get these off.
This... I did it earlier this year

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Post by Zforbes » Tue May 11, 2021 6:59 am

RobbiZ4 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm Unread post by RobbiZ4 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm
At least I've learned something :rofl: :thumbsup:
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Post by RobbiZ4 » Tue May 11, 2021 7:08 am

Zforbes wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:59 am
RobbiZ4 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm Unread post by RobbiZ4 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm
At least I've learned something :rofl: :thumbsup:
To be a bit more precise: :D
There are 4 hall sensors in the roof system, each directly clipped into a hydraulic ram. A 5th one is placed on the left in the bottom of the trunc to detect the position of the trim cover. :thumbsup:
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Post by flybobbie » Tue May 11, 2021 7:28 am

Looks like they need a "C" spanner.
In the early days of ownership i tried removing, but wouldn't budge.
Didn't want to damage the plastic.
Just bump stops for the boot, if you look at the boot.

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Post by RobbiZ4 » Tue May 11, 2021 7:32 am

flybobbie wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:28 am Just bump stops for the boot, if you look at the boot.
Correct.
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Post by Zforbes » Tue May 11, 2021 7:34 am

RobbiZ4 wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:08 am
Zforbes wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 6:59 am
RobbiZ4 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm Unread post by RobbiZ4 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:01 pm
At least I've learned something :rofl: :thumbsup:
To be a bit more precise: :D
There are 4 hall sensors in the roof system, each directly clipped into a hydraulic ram. A 5th one is placed on the left in the bottom of the trunc to detect the position of the trim cover. :thumbsup:
Thanks for that, although I hope never to need this info :rofl:

The reason I incorrectly assumed what they were for is they seem a bit over engineered to be trim locators - surely they have a use for something?

I don't have my car at the moment or else I'd be looking what part of the boot this make contact.
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Post by Zforbes » Tue May 11, 2021 7:35 am

RobbiZ4 wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:32 am
flybobbie wrote: Tue May 11, 2021 7:28 am Just bump stops for the boot, if you look at the boot.
Correct.
Ah ok :headbang: :oops:
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