I don’t think the staples were ever a good idea from the factory, even a “new” part has 25 years of old materials. I have removed the strip and used an epoxy to glue it. You can tap back the staples if you want as well. You have to be careful to get all of the door releases and wiring in the right position. The bottom series of clips and the two white clips that go over the red pegs are some of the hardest. Let us know how the repair goes.
Reply To: Installing the doorpanelDavies2017-06-08T17:03:33-06:00