Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
The insulation is probably more for keeping any rattles from happening more than anything.
Most likely...that and to keep the level of road noise down. Ever drive your car with the door panel removed, it's amazing how much those panels and insulator pads do a job to minimize road noise. Having it on the B-pillar (right by your ear) has to help eliminate road noise too.
I took off my driver's side B-pillar trim to replace a seatbelt. I didn't put it back right away and now it's been so long that I've forgotten where the insulation piece was glued to. Can anybody help me out?
Anything else I should do while I'm in there?
Just checked one in storage and as Fred mentioned, the pad is glued to the plastic panel. The pad though does appear like it should be obvious how to install it. There is a hole cutout at the top for the seat belt anchor bolt and at the bottom section, there is a U cut in the pad that fits around the metal mount clip on the plastic panel. So it "should" be pretty obvious how the pad lays on the plastic pillar cover.
Unless you are talking the lower b-pillar panel and I'd have to check that as I don't remember if there is anything there or not. I may have one of those laying around too if I hunt for it. But in looking at the upper panel, part of the pad was off of the panel and you could see the glue marks on the plastic piece as well as the pad. So maybe if you look closely you can see where it was glued on before and just use some upholstery adhesive to reattach
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.
Last edited by 4DoorSS; 07-31-2016 at 11:07 AM.