Hi. This is my first post in this forum and my first guide so bear with me.
My window trim on my '97 Integra RS was having issues with the paint cracking and peeling leaving an ugly mottled chrome trim. After reading these posts, getting pretty confused and ending up trying it myself, I have made a step-by-step guide.
How to remove the diver and passenger window trim
You will need a flat-head and a phillips screw driver and an 8mm socket and a 10mm socket wrench. You will also need access to the interior door panel and window rack.
1. The first thing I did was remove the three screws in the door panel. One is behind a plastic flap in the door handle, another is in the little oval cup in the armrest and the third is towards the front part of the door panel near the door jam. Make sure
to remove the plastic screw all the way from it's base before attempting to remove the base or you may end up breaking the plastic arms which secure the panel.
2. Remove the plastic housing from the door handle and remove the little cup.
3. Start prying the bottom of the door panel away from the door slowly then lift upwards once the bottom of the door panel is loose.
4. Remove the wiring connectors from the panel. Then remove the power window control unit from the door panel. (In my case there was a metal plate with two screws I had to remove in order to do this)
5. From the bottom, peel back the vapor barrier to see the window elevator and the two bolts connecting the window to the elevator.
6. Reconnect the power window control unit to its connector and raise/lower the window till you can see the forward bolt through the hole in the metal door frame.
7. Using the 10mm socket, loosen both bolts but do not remove them fully, they need some play so the window can slide in the elevator.
8. The bolts are sitting in a notch. Move the elevator side-to-side so that the window bolts move toward the larger holes, then pop the window out and let it rest inside the door.
9. This is where it gets fun. I removed my side mirror to see the strip completely. On the inside there is a triangular piece of plastic that's covering the nuts fastening the mirror to the door. Remove this and you will see three nuts and a wiring connector that you must remove in order to remove the mirror and completely expose the strip. With an 8mm socket wrench, remove the three nuts then use a flat-head to remove the wires from the mirror. Then use the flat-head to press in the round plastic clips on the top and bottom of the connector and catch the mirror.
10. Now you are ready to remove the window trim. Start by slowly pulling up the end of the strip that was behind the mirror and take your flat-head and press firmly up and in on the white plastic clips that connect the strip to the metal door frame. You will need to press pretty hard and you will hear a loud click when the clip releases. Make sure to continuously be pulling up on the strip from the direction of the mirror and repeat on each clip all the way to the end of the door. Eventually you will be able to pry the strip completely away. Enjoy.