So I am going to give you a brief guide of how to replace the chrome trim on the door as is really simple and something I have done myself recently.
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Here is my dented one which has now been replaced.
Start by opening the door and putting the window down.
Then remove the wing mirror cover by pulling it towards you.
You will then have access to undo the nuts that hold the wing mirror
on but don't do this yet.
You need to disconnect the cable first so to gain access you need a trim removal tool to pop the door card off by prying round the edges.
Next pull out the rubber cover using your finger nails or small flat head screwdriver and undo the screw.
Now using the trim tool pop off the silver cover on the door handle by levering in the gap which is positioned underneath as pictured.
You can then remove these screws also.
Now remove the cover behind the door handle using a very small tool like the electrician screwdriver I chose by prying in the hole but be gentle.
Remove the screws behind and the door card will now be free.
Pull the whole door card towards then up to free it but be careful as are cables etc still attached and I let it hang to disconnect the cable for the wing mirror.
There is a small tab on the connector block that has to be pressed to pull it apart.
Now detached you can remove the three nuts holding the mirror on and tread the cable through the hole to completely take the mirror off.
Now you have full access to get the job done and MUST remove the screw in picture below to be able to free the chrome trim without damaging it.
Now the trim will be free to move and have to push it outwards from the side the mirror was on that have just placed safely on your seat
Push it until have around 1-2cm overhang out from the edge of the door.
You can now pull it upwards to remove it from the door.
At this point I gave it all a good clean up.
I then grabbed the new undented chrome trim which had also cleaned and put on in reverse of how I took the dented one off.
Once lined up correctly put the screw back in on the back to secure it in position then put all back together in reverse of how took it off.
When putting the mirror back on make sure thread the cable through the hole first then can push the mirror into position and tighten the three bolts onto the screws so secure before reconnecting the cable.
To put the door card back on lift it over the top and pull it down so the door lock goes through the hole and pull it down so slots in against the window then put all screws back in (5 total) then put all covers back on and your done.
Now altogether again you can stand back and be happy to see the trim in good condition and no longer letting the look of the car down
Something very simple that makes a big difference