Originally Posted by VickyfromNZ
The shower in my 2006 La Palma is dripping a lot -- more than the safety valve would allow. I've gotten a new faucet to replace the old, but before I try this on my own, I'd like advice from anyone whose done it.
Usually a stem replacement is all that is needed if it's dripping.
But with that said, If you're replacing the whole faucet, not just the stem, then you need to get to the back of the faucet. What is on the wall behind the shower valve? Mine happens to be a mirror that I can remove and then there is an access hole I can reach into. From there you unscrew the PEX fittings.
From the shower, remove the handle and trim piece. Most likely they used a couple of screws to hold the faucet body in place.
If you post a picture of the existing faucet, we can get more detailed.