GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the trunk lid mounting

  1. Open trunk lid. Place a protective covering over the adjacent body panels to protect from damage.
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  3. Detach all electrical connectors attached to electrical components connected to the trunk lid.
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  5. Tie a string to the wire harness, then pull it out of the trunk lid. Be sure to allow enough string to feed the wire harness back through the lid.
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  7. Remove the lock release cable.
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  9. If so equipped, disconnect the lock out solenoid.
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  11. While an assistant supports the lid, unfasten the lid-to-hinge bolts, then remove the lid.
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To install:
  1. With the aid of an assistant, reposition the trunk lid to the hinges and install the bolts.
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  3. Tighten retaining bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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  5. Adjust the trunk lid as necessary.
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  7. Feed string attached to electrical harness through lid and pull wire harness through lid.
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  9. Connect electrical connectors and lock out solenoid connector, if so equipped.
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ALIGNMENT



Front-to-Rear
  1. Loosen the lid to hinge bolts.
  2.  
  3. Align trunk lid as needed, then tighten the bolts to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
  4.  

Up and Down at Front Corners
  1. Remove the rear seat-to-back window trim panel.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the hinge lock screw.
  4.  
  5. Insert a pin into the slots and push or pull to adjust the rear compartment lid to the quarter.
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  7. Tighten the screws securely once aligned.
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Up and Down at Rear Corners

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Adjustment of the rear corners is possible by rotating the bumpers

Additional adjustment can be made on the rear corners of the lid by rotating the bumpers clockwise to bring the corners down, or counterclockwise to bring the corners up.

 
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