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I am trying to remove the chrome trim around the window of the rear door of a gen II W126.

The lower horizontal piece is easy, but the trim that is on top and either side is harder to figure out. Has anyone done this?

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I took a photo of an old one I removed from a parter
As I remember I used a piece of oak along the top edge and tapped it downwards
The photo shows the channel along most of its length apart from a small section where it flows back down the door edge, it has a little amount of U channel but also a double sided tape to hold it tight
 

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Thanks for the info. I am going to try to get it off. Does the window rubber need to be removed first or the window rolled down? I am trying to do this on a door that is off the car and has the window rolled up
 

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ok, thanks. I'll have to figure out which wires to hook up to a battery and get the window down. Any trick to getting the seals out?
 

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I've got the rubber off and am trying to figure out how to remove the quarter window. I think that needs to come out first before the chrome?
 

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It's easy to get the quarter window out but you have to remove the door panel to do so.

Remove door panel
Remove channel weather stripping
remove 1 screw from top inner channel
Remove plastic sheathing from top edge to expose mounting bolts and remove
Pull trim forward gently with a twist and it will come right out
Install in reverse steps
While in there it is a good idea to clean and lube the window tracks/regulators. I did this to all of mine and they work flawlessly.
 

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ok guys thanks for the help. It is coming along nicely. The only thing left to remove is the chrome surround along the top and sides. It looks like I may be able to use a large screwdriver to lever it off from inside the channel. Is that the best way?
 
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