GM Lumina/Silhouette/Transport APVs 1990-1999 Repair Guide

Liftgate Trim Panel

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION



  1. Open the liftgate.
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  3. Remove the speaker grilles from the trim finish panel by carefully releasing the plastic clips at the top of each grille.
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  5. Remove both speakers.
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  7. Unfasten the screws under the grilles retaining the upper end of the trim panel to the lift gate inner panel.
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  9. Remove the four screws along the bottom and the two at each end of the trim panel.
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  11. Remove the pull strap.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the removal of the liftgate trim panel

  1. Disengage the two plastic retaining studs from the grommets in the inner panel using a garnish clip removal tool.
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  3. Remove the trim panel from the liftgate.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Align the finish panel retaining studs with rings in the inner panel, then with the palm of hand; tap the retainers into the rings.
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