Chrysler Cirrus/Stratus/Sebring/Avenger/Breeze 1995-1998

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open the trunk lid.
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  5. Matchmark the bolt locations on the inside of the trunk lid for alignment during installation.
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  7. Disengage the clips holding the wire harness and trunk lid release cable to the trunk lid.
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  9. Detach the wire connector and release cable from the trunk latch. Separate the wiring harness rubber boot from the trunk lid.
  10.  
  11. Unfasten the 4 bolts holding the top of the hinge to the trunk lid.
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  13. With an assistant supporting the trunk lid, remove the bolts holding the bottom of the hinge to the trunk lid.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the trunk lid-to-hinge mounting bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Before removing the trunk lid, separate the rubber boot

To install:
  1. Place the trunk lid in position on the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. With an assistant holding the trunk lid in position, install the bolts to hold the bottom of the hinge to the lid.
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  5. Install the bolts securing the top of the hinge to the trunk lid.
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  7. Align the trunk lid to obtain a flush fit with equal spacing on all sides.
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  9. Check for proper trunk lid operation and sealing.
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  11. Attach the wire connector and release cable to the latch.
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  13. Install the clips which hold the wire harness and cable to the trunk lid.
  14.  
  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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