Information for removing the A pillar trim is as follows. I had mine off because I was routing the power wire for my dash cam, you can see it along the pillar and some of the wiring in the previous pictures. My vehicle has an airbag behind the A pillar trim, not sure if they all do but keep in mind there is an airbag there before you start poking around with any tools trying to remove the A pillar trim, NO TOOLS are required to pull the A pillar trim piece down, the headliner is flexible enough to pull it down enough to get your fingers in behind it.
Follow the steps in the first post to remove the side panel.
Image 1: You'll need to remove this little filler panel, it kind of twists out so you need to grab the side closest to the weather stripping and it will unlatch and you can pull it out.
Image 2: Get your fingers behind here and pull outward towards the center console, not directly straight back but like you're aiming for the shifter.
Image 3: Circled in red is the tab you need to push down to release the hanger? I'm guessing this is to keep the pillar from hitting you when the airbag deploys.
Image 4: Is the hanger released, Once you unlatch the hanger, youll have to wiggle the bottom of the pillar trim piece to get it out from between the dash and the chassis.
Image 5: Is my A pillar with out the A pillar trim piece. I routed my power wire for my dash cam along the path of the rear washer fluid rubber tube, and loosely secured it with zip ties.
Installation is the reverse of the instructions above. Note that getting the A pillar trim back in at the dash takes a little wiggling and looking in at the dash section from outside the car, it has a tab that has to go into a slot to properly be secured, its easiest to see and line it up by looking through the windshield from the outside while working with your hand inside.
2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk (GCM)
Last edited by dawm; 04-21-2018 at 10:38 PM.