What is this trim called, and how to replace?

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What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby ElanBRG » Sun 18.02.2018, 07:25

I haven't been successful with searches because I don't know what to call this trim piece on the top of the door panels. Both sides are warped and bringing down the look of the interior, so I would like to replace them with new originals, or maybe a better alternative if you know one?
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby par » Sun 18.02.2018, 13:22

It is called Inner Door Trim Top Strip B100B0845F & B100B0846F (right & left hand side).

Your picture doesn't actually look too bad, they are very flexible so don't hold a rigid profile very well and may get just as good results by fettling with the fit of your originals. If you do want to go with new parts they are under £10 each in the UK :D
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby ElanBRG » Sun 18.02.2018, 17:23

par wrote:It is called Inner Door Trim Top Strip B100B0845F & B100B0846F (right & left hand side).

Your picture doesn't actually look too bad, they are very flexible so don't hold a rigid profile very well and may get just as good results by fettling with the fit of your originals. If you do want to go with new parts they are under £10 each in the UK :D


Excellent, thanks Par!

You're right it doesn't look too bad in the pics, but it looks much worse in person and in some sections it has split, so I will add those to my order from SJ's.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby chrisP » Tue 20.02.2018, 14:43

Hi Par, where are they available from? - I was looking for ages, I found the shorter S2 versions but not the longer S1 versions.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 20.02.2018, 15:13

chrisP wrote:Hi Par, where are they available from? - I was looking for ages, I found the shorter S2 versions but not the longer S1 versions.
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The S1/SE version A100B0845F and A100B0846F are no longer available.

The S2 versions B100B0845F and B100B0846F are now offered from places like SJs since they also went obsolete at Lotus in December of 2015 for the Left side and December 2016 for the Right side.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby ElanBRG » Tue 20.02.2018, 17:57

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:
chrisP wrote:Hi Par, where are they available from? - I was looking for ages, I found the shorter S2 versions but not the longer S1 versions.
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The S1/SE version A100B0845F and A100B0846F are no longer available.

The S2 versions B100B0845F and B100B0846F are now offered from places like SJs since they also went obsolete at Lotus in December of 2015 for the Left side and December 2016 for the Right side.


Thanks! I ordered the B100 versions, and they will be here tomorrow. So hopefully they work ok.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 20.02.2018, 18:03

Unfortunately, they will be a bit shorter than the originals.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby ElanBRG » Tue 20.02.2018, 19:45

Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Unfortunately, they will be a bit shorter than the originals.


Darn!
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby par » Tue 20.02.2018, 20:31

ElanBRG wrote:
Brit-Car-Nut wrote:Unfortunately, they will be a bit shorter than the originals.


Darn!


Apologies I didn't realise that there was a difference between the S1 & S2, it doesn't mention anything on the SJ website :roll:
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 20.02.2018, 20:46

There is no real logic about M100 part numbers but the first version usually has a "A" prefix and subsequent versions go higher in the alphabet. Sometimes, the prefix changes because a new company started manufacture and other times, it is because a change in design was started.

The S2 door trim was slightly different from the SE/S1/NA so that is why it has a "B" prefix.

Not having an S2 available in the US to understand the changes, the UK owners are very helpful when they mention the differences.
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Re: What is this trim called, and how to replace?

Postby ElanBRG » Fri 09.03.2018, 07:02

I replaced the inner door trim this weekend. It's an easy job. Fixing all the screw ups by some previous mechanic that botched the mounting of the door panel was a lot more work than replacing this rubber trim, but the door panels all look like new now.

The replacement trim from SJs is much better than what was on my car. My car had some hard, thin plastic type of trim that wasn't flexible, and I am sure it didn't look good even when it was brand new. Here's the trick with SJs, though. Order 2 of the right hand door trims. Do not order the left hand. The left hand trim is some generic trim with no holes drilled, and it's pasty and doesn't match the nice factory-looking, precut version of the right trim. I just used an xacto knife to notch the right hand trim for the door lock area, and flipped it around and mounted it on the left door.

Yes, the trim is slightly shorter by maybe a 1/3", but it's unnoticeable.
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