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Old 08-19-2012, 02:47 PM
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How to remove some of these interior panels?

Well, my seat belts don't roll up like they should!.. It's very slow and never gets tight.. I feel as if it's twisted up down under the panel, or possibly just needs new springs..

How do you remove these plastic pieces that connect at the roof liner?
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Don't bother - Honda should warranty the seat belts long as they're not tampered with if i'm not mistaken.



But to answer your question, they just pop off. The top seatbelt guide has a bolt on the inside after you remove the plastic cover on that portion. And then the panels come off by giving a little tug.
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

^So if I take my Prelude to honda they will fix the seat belts not going up for free? It's weird cause i have the same problem but when I pull it from where the spring is it winds back up fast and fine but it seems like the part where it bends the seat bealt to cover your chest is making it go slow?

Sorry for thread jacking lol. But you might wanna check that too.
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Yeah, same thing pretty much. It's just not a good system overall I'd guess. But I still want to know how to remove the trim pieces.. I have an awesome idea for some LED's.

Here's a little spoiler:



(Completely hidden when turned off, and completely changeable with a wireless remote for any color/pattern/effect)



EDIT: and yeah, that's what I'm trying to figure out.. How to remove them! I don't want to break any clips or anything..

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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

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Don't bother - Honda should warranty the seat belts long as they're not tampered with if i'm not mistaken.



But to answer your question, they just pop off. The top seatbelt guide has a bolt on the inside after you remove the plastic cover on that portion. And then the panels come off by giving a little tug.
Just take your time. It's common to break clips either way - unfortunately.






And from what i've heard, Honda is supposed to replace seatbelts for free due to them being a safety issue. I've yet to do this myself, it's just what i've read and heard from other 'luders.
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Hmmm maybe I'll go to the dealership and get them to replace the belts, and I'll tell them just to leave the panels off xD..
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

It's not hard just be careful. I can't remember but I think it's the panel in the back with the arm rests that cover it and you have to remove practically everything around it including the back part of the backseat
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Yea I figured a lot would be coming out.. I'm bored, and I'd like to do it.. I just feel like I'm going to get stuck somewhere while doing it.. Is there a video anywhere? or can someone make a real quick short one pointing out where everything is?
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

It's not that hard, I had to clean my interior panels because they were dirty. Just takes a little tugging, but make sure you tug most of the clips off before you just rip it off, or else you'll break them. I think you have to take the lower panel off before the top. You'll have to peel off parts of the rubber in order for you to get a good grip and take it off. Also, if you look on the side of the car, the bottom, the panel trim should be under the plastic for the door trim, I don't know what's it called. Then from there just slowly unclip everything. I did it pretty easy.
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Interior work takes patience. that's why alot of places don't like to do it because you have to be carful too. break too many tabs and things start to rattle
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

If only you posted this sooner, I just took all mine out recently to do some re-wiring. It's really simple though yet scary. Lol. Dont be afraid to pull, because those clips are usually on good. When I pull my panels, I pull from the top down.
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Well I've already got one moving!.. and I found this awesome write up on it,

Write Up: How to remove Rear Seat & interior quarter panel - Honda Prelude Forum - Prelude Online.com

But I can't get the back seat (bottom) out!.. it will not move!... I don't understand what's holding it in..

What's the trick to getting it out?
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Sorry for the double post, but I'm just following myself up!

I got all the trim pieces off, .. No broken clips! Woo!

The bad news is I need to get the waterproof led's because they have a thick plastic coating on top that spaces the trim just enough for the LED's to shine through and it looks awesome... (In my opinion...)

But woo! That wasn't to bad.. Def not worth $100 at the stealership..
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Re: How to remove some of these interior panels?

Figure out the bottom seat issue? That link you posted skipped those 2 clips(you have to pull) on the front of each side of the seat. lol. Im assuming you did though, post pictures of the aftermath of the led's, im curious to how it looks like... your lude is going to seem limo'ish. lol.
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