REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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All of the trim panels on the interior of the vehicle can be removed easily, by removing their retaining screws and separating them from each other. Almost all of the trim pieces are fastened with screws, most of the screws are visible, however a few have removable caps.
The interior trim panels can be removed without removing any of the interior components of the vehicle, such as seats, etc. Remove the panels carefully to avoid damaging them. In some cases, the trim may be attached with a hidden retaining clip. If the panel is fixed with a clip, remove it by gently prying it away from the clip.
The following is a recommended sequence for removing the trim pieces. Since the trim pieces overlap, this method of removal will avoid any damage.
- Windshield surround trim and side garnish molding.
- Front door scuff plate.
- B-pillar trim, seat belt cover and seat belt assembly.
- Sliding door upper track cover.
- Sliding door scuff plate.
- Liftgate scuff plate.
- Quarter panel trim. On 1991 models, remove the upper quarter panel trim, then the lower. If equipped with rear air conditioning, remove the vents from the trim panels.
Install the trim panels by reversing the order in which they were removed. Be sure to position the panels correctly, this will help to avoid squeaks and possible warpage.