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Chevrolet Malibu, Exterior, Interior, Sedan
#1 of 67 2005 Malibu: Replacing silver interior trim
Mar 21, 2007 (7:13 pm)
I'm looking to replace the piece of silver trim that runs across the passenger-side dash since mine's a little scratched up. Does anyone know how difficult/easy it is to remove the trim? I'd also appreciate any tips on finding a replacement and removing the old one.
This is the redesigned Malibu (not the Classic style).
Thanks in advance.
#2 of 67 interior trim fix
Mar 21, 2007 (7:55 pm)
You should try a plastic scratch remover that is available at most auto parts stores. A bottle is fairly inexpensive and it worked great on my 04 silver dash trim.
It's marketed as headlight and lens polish.
#3 of 67 Re: interior trim fix [jemawd]
Mar 23, 2007 (8:36 am)
Thanks for the tip! My scratches are pretty ugly, so I hope it's up to the job.
Still, I'd appreciate any info about replacing the trim in case the scratch remover isn't enough. I was also curious as to the price I might expect to pay for the part from a junkyard or something.
#4 of 67 Re: interior trim fix [grantciv]
Mar 26, 2007 (7:07 am)
take a looks at this: link title
it is an eBay listing for a iPod adapter for this generation of Malibus complete with installation instructions. Scroll down to see the dash part of the instructions, looks like the first few steps are what you will need to do.
#5 of 67 Re: interior trim fix [yury]
Mar 26, 2007 (8:45 pm)
Thanks very much for the link, yury. The instructions weren't very detailed on the particular step I was interested in, but at least I know it can be done without much effort.
Again, if anyone has other info they can share, I'm happy to get all the help I can.
#6 of 67 Re: interior trim fix [grantciv]
Mar 27, 2007 (6:41 am)
in the step 5 says "unclip and remove" i wonder if there's much more to it
you want those long horizontal silver panels removed, right ?
#7 of 67 Re: interior trim fix [yury]
Mar 27, 2007 (3:24 pm)
Yes, the one long panel on the passenger side is the one.
I figure it's not too complicated, but I also don't want to damage the part. I tried removing it earlier today, but I couldn't see any obvious clips. The piece was beginning to flex, but I didn't want to force it without knowing that that's the way to do it.
#9 of 67 05 LS Interior squeaking
Apr 13, 2007 (5:57 am)
I have a low mileage 05 LS. There's a fair bit of squeaking coming from the dashboard when I drive over bumps. Also as of yesterday the driver's seat developed a squeaking sound when I press against the back.
Any thoughts on the subject ? The silver panel on the dash seems to be producing most of the sounds.
#10 of 67 Re: 05 LS Interior squeaking [yury]
Apr 13, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Can it be the plastic parts rubbing against each other?
If so, inserting small pieces of foam into some openings between the parts might help get rid of the sound. (I know, a trivial advice and you've likely thought of it ).