95 Regal side moulding removal

Can anyone assist in advising how to remove the side moulding from a 95 Buick ? Thanks

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Can you see a self adhesive strip between the door & the molding? They might be held on with double sided foam tape.
If not, its probably clipped on somehow. Some clip on moldings may have a screw through the front or back of the molding. Look inside the door jamb for any screws inline with the molding.
There are all kinds of different styles of clips and the way moldings fasten to them.
Some typical mounting clips have two plastic spreader like wings on the bottom of the clip.
Its basically putting a spring tension on the the lower inside of the molding and the top of the mounting clip once the molding is in place. The top part of the clip generally is a grooved ear that sticks out & up and the top part of the molding sits on it.
Once the screws are removed from inside the door, close the door. Lift up evenly on the molding at each corner. You may feel the tesioner on the clips get tighter when you lift the molding. Lift the molding up about 1/4 of an inch or so till you can feel its free from the top part of the mounting clips, then tilt the top of the molding out away from the door. Having some assistance would help. It is quite common for the clips to break off at the bottom. They get brittle after 10 + years.
The dealer should be able to show you a picture on the computer of exactly what your clips look like - if you have clips.
You might find Old Man Rust behind the molding once its removed.
Small studs hold the clips in place. To remove, some molding clips need to be pushed to one side to free it from the lower stud then lift up on the molding to free it from the upper stud. Easy to figure out if you look at it for awhile.
Don't be surprised if you can't buy one or two clips at the dealer. Last time I bought molding clips for momma's car it was a bag of 10 for X amonut of $$$.
Good Luck
Harryface 05 Park Avenue 91 Bonneville LE, 303,555 miles
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