GM Corsica/Beretta 1988-1996 Repair Guide

Lift Window (Hatchback)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



4-Door Hatchback Corsica

See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Remove the lift window upper and side finish moldings.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear window finish panel - Corsica hatchback



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the rear compartment interior trim - Corsica hatchback



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Fig. Fig. 3: Lift window interior trim - Corsica hatchback



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Fig. Fig. 4: Lift window reveal moldings

  1. Disconnect all electrical connectors to lamps, defogger etc.
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The following step requires the help of an assistant so that the lift window does not fall down and cause personal injury.

  1. Remove the strut rod clips.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the lift window strut - Corsica hatchback

  1. Mark the hinge outline on the lid if the lid is being reused. With the aid of a helper, remove the lift window-to-hinge bolts, then remove the lift window (hatchback) from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Lift window hinges - Corsica hatchback

To install:
  1. Position the lid on the hinge and loosely install the bolts.
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  3. Install the strut on the lid side.
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  5. Position the lid and align with mark or fit to opening.
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  7. Slightly tighten the bolts and check alignment and operation.
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  9. Tighten the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  11. Install the electrical connections and finish moldings.
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