Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Open the trunk lid fully.
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  3. Detach the electrical connector.
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  5. Support the trunk lid in the open position.
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  7. Insert a small prytool into the lock cover slit, remove the lock covers, then remove the trunk lid gas springs.
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  9. Unfasten the retaining bolts, then remove the trunk lid hinges.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the trunk lid assembly and related components

  1. Remove the trunk lid from the vehicle
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  5. Make sure to tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying figure.
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  7. If necessary, you can align the trunk lid, as shown in the accompanying figure.
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