Sentra 2007

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Removal & Installation



Door Outside Molding
Front

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
Use care while removing to avoid permanent damage to part from excessive force during removal.


WARNING
After removal, visually inspect front door outside molding; replace if deformed or damaged.

  1. Open front door window.
  2.  
  3. While pulling up on the front of the front door outside molding, insert a suitable tool beneath the door outside molding case and release door outside molding clip from the door top edge.
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  5. Remove front door outside molding while pulling up after disengaging.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door outside molding components



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    Fig. While pulling up on the front of the front door outside molding, insert a suitable tool beneath the door outside molding case and release door outside molding clip from the door top edge.

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To install:

  1. Install front door outside molding while pushing down after engaging.
  2.  
  3. While pushing down on the front of the front door outside molding, engage door outside molding clip to the door top edge.
  4.  
  5. Close front door window.
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Rear

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
Use care while removing to avoid permanent damage to part from excessive force during removal.


WARNING
After removal, visually inspect rear door outside molding; replace if deformed or damaged.

  1. Open rear door window.
  2.  
  3. Remove rear door corner cover.
  4.  
  5. While pulling up on rear of rear door outside molding, insert a suitable tool beneath the door outside molding case and release door outside molding clip from the door top edge.
  6.  
  7. Remove rear door outside molding while pulling up after disengaging.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door outside molding components



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    Fig. While pulling up on the front of the front door outside molding, insert a suitable tool beneath the door outside molding case and release door outside molding clip from the door top edge.

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To install:

  1. Install rear door outside molding while pushing down after engaging.
  2.  
  3. While pushing down on rear of rear door outside molding, and engage door outside molding clip to the door top edge.
  4.  
  5. Install rear door corner cover.
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  7. Close rear door window.
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Rear Door Corner Cover

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Open rear door and remove rear door corner cover screws.
  2.  
  3. Using a suitable tool, release the pawls while pulling outward and remove the rear door corner cover.
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To install:

  1. Engage the pawls while pushing inward and install the rear door corner cover.
  2.  
  3. Close rear door and remove rear door corner cover screws.
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Side Guard Molding

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
Never apply tack-paper adhesive remover to body panel surface finished with lacquer-based paints.


NOTE
Original side guard molding is affixed to body panel with double-faced adhesive tape.

  1. Heat molding to between 86°to 104°F (30°and 40°C) with a heat gun.
  2.  
  3. Raise end of molding to release clips, then cut away tape to remove molding. Remove all traces of tape.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the side guard molding components. Front door side guard molding (1), Rear door side guard molding (2)

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To install:


NOTE
On vehicles coated with Hard Clear Coat, use double-faced 3M adhesive tape Product No. 4210 or equivalent, after priming with 3M primer Product No. N200 or C-100 or equivalent.


NOTE
The repair parts are also affixed with double-faced adhesive tape.


NOTE
To re-use existing molding, clean all traces of double sided tape from the molding and apply new double-faced tape to the molding.


NOTE
To secure contact, do not wash vehicle for 24 hours after installation.

  1. Clean the panel surface with isopropyl alcohol or equivalent to degrease the surface.
  2.  
  3. Heat the panel and molding tape surface to 30°to 40°C (86°to 104°F).
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  5. Remove the backing sheet from the tape surface.
    1. Align the locating pin into the hole in the outer door.
    2.  
    3. Continue aligning the pins into their corresponding holes in the outer door during installation.
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  7. Press ends by hand and use a roller to apply 132 inch lbs. to press molding to door surface.
    1. Apply even pressure along molding to insure proper wet out.
    2.  

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Roof Side Molding

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Using a suitable tool, release the rearward most roof side molding rear clip.
  2.  
  3. Lift up back edge of roof side molding and release remaining clips working forward.
  4.  
  5. Release roof side molding front clips, then remove roof side molding.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the roof side molding components. Roof side molding (1), Roof side molding front clip (A), Roof side molding rear clip (B)

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To install:


NOTE
For setting a new clip A or B, use Epoxy Adhesive DP-100C made by 3M. For adhesive DP-100C application, use applicator 9170 EPX W 1:1 and mixer nozzle 9742 EPX 50ML made by 3M.

  1. Engage roof side molding front clips, then install roof side molding.
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  3. Lower the back edge of roof side molding and engage remaining clips working backward.
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  5. Engage the rearward most roof side molding rear clip.
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