GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Rear Quarter Trim Panel

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Spectrum Hatchback

See Figure 1

  1. Remove the door sill plate.
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  3. Remove the rear seat and the rear compartment floor carpeting.
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  5. Remove the rear window garnish molding and remove the rear quarter window hinge screws.
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  7. Remove the rear window assembly and the weatherstrip.
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  9. Remove the rear seat striker cover.
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  11. Remove the rear quarter trim panel 4 outer retainers and 6 inner retainers.
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  13. Remove the front seat belt.
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  15. Remove the rear quarter trim panel.
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  17. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear quarter trim panel removal - Spectrum hatchback

Storm
  1. Remove the retaining screw and rear seat belt trim bezel from the seat belt retractor.
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  3. Remove the 5 screw covers from the strut tower trim panel.
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  5. Remove the 6 screws from the strut tower trim panel and set the trim panel aside.
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  7. Remove the 2 screws that secure the luggage compartment trim panel to the rear quarter trim panel.
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  9. Remove the rear seat cushion.
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  11. Remove the 2 screws that secure the rear trim panel to the floor.
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  13. Remove the front seat belt guide loop trim cover.
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  15. Remove the anchor bolt and the front seat belt guide loop from the B-pillar.
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  17. Remove the 2 anchor bolts and the front seat belt slide bar from the floor.
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  19. Remove the front seat belt from the slide bar.
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  21. Remove the rear quarter trim panel from the vehicle while feeding the seat belt through the seat belt bezel.
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To install:
  1. Install the rear quarter trim panel to the vehicle. Feed the rear seat belt through the seat belt bezel.
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  3. Install the rear quarter trim panel screws and install the seat belt to the slide bar.
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  5. Install the seat belt slide bar to the floor and secure with the 2 screws.
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  7. Install the front seat belt guide loop to the B-pillar and install the trim cover.
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  9. Install the rear seat cushion and install the luggage compartment trim panel.
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  11. Install the strut tower trim panel and secure it with the screws. Install the screw covers.
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  13. Install the rear seat belt trim bezel.
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