pontiac forums   pontiac forums

Go Back   Pontiac Forums > Pontiac CUV and Van Forums > Pontiac SV6 Forum

Notices

Pontiac SV6 Forum Discuss topics regarding the Pontiac SV6.

Pontiac Forum: SV6 (and other U-van) door bezel problems solved!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old March 22nd, 2017, 06:07 PM
TropicDave's Avatar
TropicDave TropicDave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Florida's Treasure Coast
Posts: 127
TropicDave is on a distinguished road
SV6 (and other U-van) door bezel problems solved!

If you've had as many problems with the door bezels on the SV6 as I have (both sides, GM part numbers 15844058 and 4059) then you have replaced them several times - only to have the tabs break off again and again.



I recently solved this problem, and it's a relatively simple fix.

You need: a drill, with about a 1/8" bit that can drill into metal; a knife or X-Acto to create a beveled edge; the tools necessary to remove the door panels from the van; a screwdriver to tighten the screws.

Materials: I used 1 5/8" fine-threaded drywall screws to fasten the bezels to the door. I chose the black to match the bezel. A picture is below.



Remove the bezel (if it hasn't fallen off already) and then the door panel. You may wish to disconnect the switches, in order to totally remove the panel and get it out of the way - but some may be able to do it with them connected. Drill a hole in the round opening under the rectangular opening where the tabs go. Take the bezel, and insert the bit into the cylindrical support on the back, and drill through the bezel. Taking the knife, create a beveled edge that will closely match the head of the screw you obtained ( I used a drywall screw, as mentioned above, but others may wish to use a rounded head, in which case no beveling would be necessary). You should have a hole in the metal of the door at the round opening, and a hole in the bezel.





Reinstall the door panel, and reattach the wiring harness if you removed the switches; then reinstall the switches. Install the bezel and screw it down snugly. As long as the screws are long enough to grab tightly but not interfere with lock or window operations (the ones I chose seem to work very nicely), your bezel problems should be over and it looks like a factory job (to me, anyway)!

Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old March 23rd, 2017, 09:36 AM
melsg5's Avatar
melsg5 melsg5 is offline
Senior Member
ADMINISTRATOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 16,296
melsg5 is on a distinguished road
thanks for the post and it looks like a very clean solution to the problem
__________________
1971 GTO 455 HO Ram Air
1969 Corvette Coupe with 1970 LT-1 Short Block
2017 Mustang GT
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 PM.


Advertisements
cars connected social network cars connected social networking app for ios cars connected social networking app for android

suspension parts, shocks, struts and more




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
pontiacforum.com recognizes that "Pontiac", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of the General Motors Corporation. These terms are used for identification purposes only. pontiacforum.com is not affiliated in any way with the General Motors Corporation, Pontiac or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2017 pontiacforum.com. All rights reserved.


MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Pontiac? Check out your options at the links below:

Miss the Pontiac G8 GT? Believe it or not, Kia may have something for you. The Kia Stinger is a large sport-oriented hatchback sedan in the mold of the Audi A7.