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Old Jun 2, 2011, 07:16 AM
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Removed the firewall carpet last night. OP wasn't lying about it being a bloody job.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I did this yesterday and went fairly well. I did however have problems getting the heater box to come out far enough to get the padding out easily. I spent about 30 minutes just in that section trying to cut out sections so I can pull out the rest. It just didn't seem to want to pull away from the firewall. And yes I did remove the 4 12mm bolts holding it on lol.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 04:38 AM
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FML I already pulled the dash out once to remove all the ac crap....time to do it again
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Does the door threshold trim just pop up? Do I need to get under the car?

I would rather get all the details squared away before I yank this out tomorrow.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Does the door threshold trim just pop up?
Yes. Just your standard plastic clips underneath. Nothing should break as long as the ambient temperature is significantly above freezing (55 degrees and above would be ideal).
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Well got all of the sound deadening on the floor of the car without too much of a hassle.

Ended up going after the dash and there were many harness connectors that were a real pain in the ***. Especially the one going into the heater box. Add on top of that, the aftermarket alarm that the previous owner installed with splices everywhere... I just gave up. It ended up looking like I would have to take the steering wheel or start pulling harnesses back through the dash. Either way, I need to do some more research and have a better idea of what I am jumping into when I start on the firewall carpeting.

Next I am going to get the Dynamat the previous owner put everywhere in the trunk. I dry iced the **** out of that stuff and it still was really gummy.

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thanks for this. any issues removing the carpet? do you just release it from the hooks on the side as you take off the plastic siding? and obviously center console and seats as well?
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Old Mar 8, 2015, 03:14 PM
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subbed so i can find this later
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Awesome write up!
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Old Apr 27, 2016, 11:43 PM
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thanks for this. any issues removing the carpet? do you just release it from the hooks on the side as you take off the plastic siding? and obviously center console and seats as well?

No issues. Just have to remove seats, center console, plastic door sills, rear seat cushion, and the plastic piece covering the seat belts. Project was indeed a *****. I used a chisel and hammer . Great write up though, it prepared me for the pain.
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nice write up man
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Thanks for the write up. I've been looking for projects to tackle on my car while waiting until I have the funds to build it. Probably will tackle this. I don't mind extra noise and it's free.
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