No vehicle’s interior panels are the same. They’re all installed a little bit differently, using an assortment of fasteners and clips. As a result, we often find ourselves struggling to disassemble interiors – especially in models we haven’t worked on before.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what we’re getting into before starting a job? The Interior Panel Removal Guide by MOTOR Information Systems aims to do just that. With disassembly instructions of interior components for over thirty makes, it’s a must-have reference guide for every auto upholstery shop.
The guide provides exploded views of door panels, instrument panels, floor consoles, door handles and door latches – saving auto trimmers loads of time in locating those hidden fasteners that cause us so much grief. The chapter on airbag system precautions also helps prevent any dangerous surprises while we work.
I see a lot of benefit in this book. It’s definitely not the type to read cover to cover, but it’s a great resource to keep around.
For example, if you ever need to remove a dashboard from a Porsche, having detailed schematics and instructions could keep you from making a costly mistake. With OEMs charging an arm and a leg for replacement parts, breaking an interior component can seriously cut into your profit margins. This book will help you to prevent that.
The latest volume of the The Interior Panel Removal Guide is available through MOTOR Information Systems, and costs over $100. However, I picked up an older edition – which covers vehicles made from 1991 to 2001 – from Amazon for just $15.
Do yourself a favor and order a copy today. You’ll be glad you did!