Honda Accord: Trim Removal/Installation
Door Areas - Interior Trim - Body - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Trim Removal/Installation Door Areas

Special Tools Required

KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014*

*Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

Door Sill Area - 2-door

NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your hands.

- Take care not to bend or scratch the trim or the panels.

- Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

1. Driver's side: Remove the front side cap from the door sill trim (see step 1 on page 20-303).

2. Driver's side: Remove the trunk lid/fuel fill door opener lock cylinder, and loosen the opener mounting bolt (see step 2 on page 20-303).

3. Driver's side: Remove the screw securing the door sill trim and the trunk lid opener/fuel fill door opener (see step 3 on page 20-304).

4. Release the hooks (A) and the tabs (B) from the kick panel (C) and the rear side trim panel (D). Pull up the door sill trim (E) by hand to detach the clips, then remove the trim.

Driver's side

Passenger's side


Passenger's side

5. Remove the kick panels (A).


5. Remove the kick panels (A).

-1. Pull out the door opening seal (B) as needed from the kick panel hooks (C).

-2. Pull the kick panel back by hand to detach the clips.

Driver's side

Passenger's side


Passenger's side

6. Pull out the door opening seal (A) from the trim hooks


6. Pull out the door opening seal (A) from the trim hooks (B) around the door opening flange, then remove the seal.

7. Install all of the removed parts in the reverse order of


7. Install all of the removed parts in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Driver's side: Before tightening the trunk lid/fuel fill door opener mounting bolt, position the door sill trim against the opener firmly by screwing the trim onto the opener.

- Push the clips, the hooks, and the tabs into place securely.

Special Tools Required

KTC Trim Tool Set SOJATP2014*

- Available through the Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

Front Door Sill Area - 4-door

NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your hands.

- Take care not to bend or scratch the trim or the panels.

- Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

1. Driver's side: Remove the front side cap from the front door sill trim (see step 1 on page 20-303).

2. Driver's side: Remove the trunk lid/fuel fill door opener lock cylinder, and loosen the opener mounting bolt (see step 2 on page 20-303).

3. Driver's side: Remove the screw securing the front door sill trim and trunk lid opener/fuel fill door opener (see step 3 on page 20-304).

4. Release the hooks (A) and the tabs (B) from the kick panel (C) and the B-pillar lower trim (D). Pull up the front door sill trim (E) by hand to detach the clips, then remove the trim.

Driver's side

Passenger's side


Passenger's side

5. Remove the kick panels (A).


5. Remove the kick panels (A).

-1. Pull out the door opening s e a l (B) as n e e d e d from the kick panel hooks (C).

-2. Pull back the kick panel by hand to detach the clips.

Driver's side

Passenger's side


Passenger's side

6. Pull out the front door opening seal (A) from the trim


6. Pull out the front door opening seal (A) from the trim hooks (B) around the front door opening flange, then remove the seal.

7. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these


7. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Driver's side: Before tightening the trunk lid/fuel fill door opener mounting bolt, position the front door sill trim against the opener firmly by screwing the trim onto the opener.

- Push the clips, the hooks, and the tabs into place securely.

Rear Door Sill Area - 4-door

NOTE: - Put on gloves to protect your hands.

- Take care not to bend or scratch the trim or the panels.

- Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

1. Remove the rear seat cushion (see page 20-241).

2. Release the hooks (A) and the tab (B) from the B-pillar lower trim (C). Pull up the rear door sill trim (D) by hand to detach the clips (E, F), then remove the trim from the rear door opening seal (G).

3. Pull out the rear door opening seal (A) from the trim


3. Pull out the rear door opening seal (A) from the trim hooks (B) around the rear door opening flange, then remove the seal.

4. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal, and


4. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

- Push the clips, the hooks, and the tab into place securely.

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