: Replacing chrome trim/insert on running bords??!? Help PLEASE!



ATyson
05-19-11, 02:24 PM
Hi all,

My front passenger side running board trim has been damaged. The end of the front chrome piece where the two (both front and back) chrome pieces merge has been bent outward. Please see pictures. The dealership told be it would cost over $300.00 to replace, but it seems like a simple fix especially because I have found the exact replacement part on ebay for only $80.00.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x469/atychsen/IMG_0823.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x469/atychsen/IMG_0824.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x469/atychsen/IMG_0825.jpg

This is the listing on ebay which is exactly what I need to replace this chrome trim/insert:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160458217390&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

My questions are:
Has anyone ever done this replacement?
Do I need to remove the entire running board?
How difficult will this be?
Do I need any special tools?
Do I need to get under or inside the running board?

Thank you all in advance for your responses!! All words of advice are greatly appreciated!!

North49
05-20-11, 07:13 AM
I am watching this with great anticipation as I have the same problem. I appreciate the Ebay link!