Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Rear Hatch

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate replacement and adjustment-except wagon



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Fig. Fig. 2: Tailgate replacement and adjustment-wagon



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Fig. Fig. 3: Tailgate replacement and adjustment-1992-95 models

  1. Open the tailgate door and remove the tailgate trim panel.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the rear windshield wiper motor, defroster and brake light. Disconnect the washer hose.
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  5. Pull the wiring harness from the tailgate.
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  7. Remove the tailgate support struts.
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Have an assistant hold the tailgate lid while you remove the supports.

  1. Remove the tailgate hinge mounting bolts and remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the tailgate in position and install the hinge bolts. Tighten the hinge bolts-to-tailgate door to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm). Tighten the hinge-to-body bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  3. Install the support strut assemblies.
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  5. Connect all of the wiring and the washer hose.
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  7. Adjust the tailgate as needed. Reinstall the trim panel.
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