Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Rear Hatch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Odyssey Models



4-cylinder engines

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. Unsnap the inside side window trim, and remove it.
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  7. Open the grab handle caps and remove the handle screws and handle.
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  9. Remove the pins and clips from the lower hatch trim panel, and unsnap the panel from the hatch.
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  11. Pop off the tailgate light lens, then remove the light retaining screws and detach the electrical connector.
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  13. Remove the third brake light end caps and mounting screws.
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  15. Open the tailgate and remove the spoiler mounting bolts.
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  17. Close the tailgate and pull the spoiler back, just enough to unsnap the end clips, then raise the spoiler upward and disconnect the washer tube and electrical connector.
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  19. Remove the hatch spoiler.
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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. Detach the electrical connectors, remove the attachment bolt, harness clips and remove the wiring harness.
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  3. Have an assistant hold the hatch and remove the support strut.
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  5. Remove the hinge bolts at the hatch and remove the hatch.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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V6 ENGINE

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

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Open and support the hatch.
  4.  
  5. Open the grab handle caps and remove the handle screws and handle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the pins and clips from the lower hatch trim panel, and unsnap the panel from the hatch.
  8.  
  9. Carefully unsnap the upper, left and right side window trim.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear spoiler mounting nuts, disconnect the rear window washer line, remove the rear access cap and release the clip.
  12.  
  13. Carefully close the tailgate, then lift up on the spoiler. Remove the wire harness grommet, then disconnect the electrical connector and remove the spoiler.
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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. Detach the electrical connectors, remove the attachment bolt, harness clips and remove the wiring harness.
  2.  
  3. Have an assistant hold the hatch and lift the metal band from around the support strut pivot and remove the strut. Do not remove the metal band.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hinge bolts at the hatch and remove the hatch.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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