Door Applique Removal:

I had been thinking about painting the door applique Inferno Red so I purchased a new set of appliques from my Chrysler dealer.

My plan is to replace the ones on the car with the new ones, then I can take my time and paint the old ones Inferno Red. Once painted I will swap the new for the painted ones.

If I get tired of, or don't like the painted ones I can re-install the new ones.

Removal of the door applique is a pretty simple procedure, see photos.

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Tools Required

Door Applique Removal

Tools required:

Torx T-20 and driver
Rubber Mallet (Optional)
Box end wrench (Optional)

 


.Here are the part numbers/cost for the door applique:

5288840-AF Molding C - $20.25
5288841-AF Molding C - $20.25
5288838-AG Molding B - $13.75
5288839-AG Molding B - $13.75
5288836-AF Molding B - $20.25
5288837-AF Molding B - $20.25

Total $108.50 not including tax. This is just a little more than what the chrome door applique cost (probably about the same by the time you add in shipping) and I believe they are just stick on. I had thought about getting a set of those, painting them and sticking them on but I was not sure if they are stick on.

 

Front Doors:

Note: If you have vent visor you will need to remove them.

The first thing to do is open the door and lower the window. Now, remove the screw that holds the front door outer belt weather strip on. Once the screw is removed, move the outer belt weather strip out of the way.

I just moved it away from the door, you may be able to pull it up and out of the way like the back door strip.

Step 1

 

Step 2

Pull the Glass Run weather strip down and out of the way so that you may get to the screws that are behind it. Don't worry this will go back in very easy. I used the rubber mallet to tap this back on after I had re-installed it by hand.
 

Here are the screws you will remove. On the driver's door there were only two but on the front passengers door there was three.

Be sure to place a shop rag in the window channel in case you drop something. This will stop it from falling into the door.

Step 3
 
Step 4

Front door with applique removed. When removing and replacing the applique take your time. There was a piece that is suppose to be glued to the applique which fell out on every one I removed (see photo at end).

Installation is just the opposite of removal. Place applique on door, replace screws, replace glass run weather strip, replace outer belt weather strip, replace screw for outer belt weather strip.

Do the same thing on the other front door.

 

Rear Doors:

Note: If you have vent visor you will need to remove them.

The rear doors are a little bit more involved simply because you have two appliques to remove/replace.

Open the door and lower the window to its lowest position, now remove the two screws holding the outer belt weather strip on, one is at the back of the door and the other is at the front.

This is a photo of the one at the back of the door.

In this photo the screw has already been removed.

Step 1
 
Step 1
Here's the location of the screw at the front of the back door for removal of the outer belt weather strip.
 

Once the screws are removed pull up on the outer belt weather strip and remove. Be careful, this is on fairly sung and if you just yank on it you may bend it, not sure if that would hurt anything, but if you pull up with one hand and move your other hand along the strip pushing up it will come off.

Place to the side.

Step 2  
Step 3

Sorry about the photo, it did not turn out very well.

Remove the glass run weather strip just like you did on the front door, then remove the four screws.

Don't forget to place a shop rag in the window channel!

Once the screws are removed, remove the door applique.

 

For the applique on the front of the rear door you have to slide the glass run weather strip up and off of the window in order to get to the bottom screw.

Place a shop rag in the window channel and use it to force the window as far outward as possible and to block the window channel in case you drop something. By forcing the window outware it will make it a little to get to the bottom screw.

Remove the three screws, then remove the applique.

The bottom screw is very hard to get to, take you time and be patient.

Installation is the reverse of removal.

Step 4  
     
Finsihed Rear Door Finished Front Door  
     
Door Applique

On each applique I remove this small piece that is suppose to be glued at the top fell off. No big deal, just be aware that is may fall off.

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