Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Hatch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The help of an assistant is recommended when removing or installing the hatch.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Open and support the hatch.
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  5. Remove the trim from the hatch.
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  7. Detach the hatch trim panel by pulling the trim panel forward.
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  9. Remove the hatch spoiler if equipped.
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  11. Detach the connectors and remove the wiring harness.
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Before removing the wiring harness, attach a string to the end of it. This will enable you to pull the harness back through upon installation.

  1. Remove the rear wiper motor.
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  3. Remove the upper anchor bolts from the rear seats.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper quarter pillar trim panel.
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  7. Remove the roof trim.
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  9. Pull down the rear headliner.
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Do not use excessive force when pulling down on the rear headliner, it is fragile and will break easily.

  1. Support the hatch, and remove the support struts.
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WARNING
Do not raise the hatch too far. The edges of the glass may come in contact with the roof line.

  1. Remove the mounting bolts and carefully pull the hatch from the hinges.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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