Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the front and rear door sill trims on a VE Commodore. If you’re installing any form of aftermarket wiring or installing speakers, this is the guide you will need!

Tools Required

  • TORX Screwdriver
  • Trim Removal Tools

Front Door Sill

Step 1

Pry your fingers underneath the capping trim and pull upwards to release. You need to swing the piece upwards to remove it.

Step 2

Using a trim removal tool, release the clip as shown.

Step 3

The seat rail trim can now be removed by pulling towards the front of the car.

Step 4

With the seat rail trim removed, the front door sill can also be removed. Using your fingers, pull firmly upwards on the door sill trim to release the clips.

Kick & Side Panel Trim Removal

Step 1

Remove the glove box side trim using a trim removal tool. Next, pull on the rubber door seal to seperate the seal from the bodywork.

You can then remove the pictured trim by releasing the two metal clips.

Step 2

Remove the kick panel by unscrewing the two TORX screws and removing the fuse box cover. The clips can now be released using a trim removal tool.

Rear Door Sill Trim Removal

Step 1

Remove the rear seat base using our guide, which can be found here.

Step 2

Remove the TORX screw as pictured, then gently pull upwards on the trim to release the clips.

Re-Installation

All trim pieces can be reinstalled by lining up the pieces and pushing down firmly to engage the clips. TORX screws in can then be reinstalled where applicable.

7 comments on “Door Sill Trim Removal

    • Staff @ AutoInstruct says:

      Hi Andrew, I assume you’re referring to the triangular piece we didn’t show in the guide. There’s three clips behind it that will come off with some force. I suggest getting a trim removal tool behind it from the bottom, then pry it off. Once you can fit your fingers under there it should come off easily.

  1. Colin Tennant says:

    Hi, this is a handy starting point for me to try and dry out my passenger side carpet, after of course identifying the source of the leak, I’ve read the plenum above the windscreen can leak in through the firewall, any other pointers ?

    • Staff @ AutoInstruct says:

      That’s correct. It can also be related to the bottom door seal (Where the Door sill trim sits) and sometimes blocked A/C drains – I would definitely take a look at this. On a hot day run your A/C on cool and look for water dripping into the footwell.

      • Colin Tennant says:

        Thanks for the swift reply……
        Hot day ? I’m in Scotland and its late November, forgotten already what the sun looks like !

  2. Paul Freestone says:

    Hello AutoInstruct,

    I recently removed the door sill plate as per Step 4 but the metal tip on the end of the plastic clip came off and fell down inside the sill panel. I can’t see the clip end (it definitely went down there) but was wondering if there is an access point to see within the space of the sill panel? On my old VH there were end caps that could be prised off to see down the length of the panel and retrieve any thing that fell through, although the VE appears to have ‘bulkheads’ along the sill. Any other suggestions on retrieving a broken clip from within that space would be much appreciated!

    • Staff @ AutoInstruct says:

      Hi Paul, We’ve had the same issue occur. Poor design! Best way is to use a magnetic pickup tool, insert it down the hole and fish around for the clip. Make sure the tool is thin enough to fit.

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