Door Pillar Trim

  1. My model of MX-5 is: RF
  2. I’m based near: _ Braintree
  3. I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: __Refitting A Pillar trim

I’ve purchased a used MX5 RF and noticed the A Pillar trim on the passenger side doesn’t sit quite flush at the top. I’ve tried all the normal stuff like pushing it home, taking it off and fixing back in place with no luck.

Is this normal?

As Tom Jones would say…“Its not unusual”… however my ND (not an RF) is not misaligned…

Is there any evidence on the outside of the pillar or elsewhere of damage?

Hi Snelly, no there is no damage. It’s not a major difference, but now I’ve seen it I can’t unsee it.
I might mention it on the next service and see if it can be adjusted somehow.

Is there any movement in the trim, ie does it feel solid? If there’s slight movement it may be that one of the retaining clips is not quite seated properly. I had somehting similar on my ND when I installed a dashcam. Had to wiggle all the fixings to make sure they were correctly positioned.

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Thanks for this. This also has happened after I had a dashcam installed. It feels secure enough but I think I will remove this panel and check the wires etc.

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Maybe a wire is routed in such a way that the trim won’t seat properly