REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2 and 4-Door Sedans
See Figure 1
The trunk lid hinge is welded to the body and bolts to the lid.
- Prop the trunk lid open and place protective coverings over the rear compartment to protect the paint from damage.
- Matchmark the location of the hinge-to-trunk lid bolts, then detach the electrical connections and wiring from the lid (if equipped).
- Using an assistant (to support the lid), unfasten the hinge-to-lid bolts, then remove the lid from the vehicle.
- To install, reverse the removal procedures. Adjust the position of the trunk lid to the body.
Fore and aft adjustment of the lid assembly is controlled by the hinge-to-lid attaching bolts. To adjust the lid, loosen the hinge-to-lid attaching bolts and shift the lid to the desired position, then tighten the bolts. To increase opening assist, use tool J-211412-1 or equivalent and move the torque rods one step toward the rear of the vehicle. To decrease opening assist, move the torque rods one step toward the front of the vehicle.