Before: The short version of this is that they pull up and out. Each one has several clips along the bottom, the middle finger of which goes into a hole in the door. Here's an old one removed: You can see two of the holes in this picture: I rolled the window down all the way, then pulled them with a siding removal tool. Rockauto sells a tool to do it; I have one on order, but it hasn't arrived yet. A vice grip locking needle nose pliers came in handy, but probably isn't strictly necessary.
The worst part about the job is that it knicks up your hands, or at least it did mine. Wear gloves.
Installing the new ones isn't that hard, but I'll share a few tips:
- I cleaned the doors under the strips before putting the new ones on.
- Do the outside one first, since it's more important to get that one right. With the window all the way down, you can watch to ensure the middle finger of the clips goes into the holes.
- Roll the window up a few inches. If you don't, you can 'trap' the window below the strips.
- Do the interior strip. Since it's harder to see, it's harder to get the middle fingers where they belong, but if you roll the window up and it pops out, you know you don't have it. Usually you'll hear a click when they go in.