Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

Trunk lid removal/installation is more easily performed with the help of an assistant.

  1. Open and support the trunk lid securely.
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  3. Mark the position of each trunk lid hinge in relation to the trunk lid. Disconnect the trunk lid stay from its mounting bracket, if so equipped.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Common trunk lid mounting

  1. Remove the fasteners (usually 2) attaching each hinge to the trunk lid.
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  3. Remove the trunk lid from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Align the marks on the trunk lid with the hinges.
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  3. Install the hinge-to-trunk lid nuts or bolts.
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  5. Tighten the trunk lid fasteners and adjust if necessary.
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ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 2 and 3

On the 1986-89 RX-7, the trunk lid striker is stamped with an F mark indicating the front of the vehicle. If the striker was removed, make sure that the directional mark is facing towards the front of the vehicle before attempting any adjustment.

  1. Loosen the striker attaching bolts, and move the striker as required.
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  3. Tighten the attaching bolts.
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  5. To make the to-and-fro or side-to-side adjustment, loosen the trunk lid attaching bolts and move the trunk lid as necessary. Tighten the trunk lid attaching bolts.
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  7. To make the up-and-down adjustment, loosen the hinge-to-hinge support attaching bolts and raise or lower the hinge as necessary. The trunk lid is at the correct height when it is flush with the trunk deck.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Trunk and hatchback lock mounting



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Fig. Fig. 3: Trunk and hatchback lock striker mounting

 
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