Sentra 2007

Panels & Trim

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Removal & Installation



Child Anchor And Key Cylinder Covers

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Lift the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover to a full open position.

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    Fig. Lift the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover to a full open position

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  3. Rotate the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover as shown to disengage the left hinge of the cover from the left retaining pin, then slide cover slightly back to the left to remove the right hinge from the right retaining pin.

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    Fig. Rotate the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover as shown to disengage the left hinge (A) of the cover from the left retaining pin, then slide cover slightly back to the left to remove the right hinge (B) from the right retaining pin.

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To install:

  1. Install the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover by gently sliding the right hinge of the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover onto the right retaining pin.

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    Fig. Install the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover by gently sliding the right hinge (A) of the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover onto the right retaining pin (B)

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  3. Gently push down on the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover left hinge to engage it to the left retaining pin. A snapping sound will be heard once the hinge and the retaining pin are locked together.
    WARNING
    Make sure the left hinge is completely aligned with the left retaining pin. If the two items are not aligned, and the cover is forced it may result in the breaking of the retaining pin and the rear parcel shelf finisher needing to be replaced.



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    Fig. Gently push down on the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover left hinge (A) to engage it to the left retaining pin (B). A snapping sound will be heard once the hinge and the retaining pin are locked together

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  5. Lower the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover to the fully closed position.

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    Fig. Lower the child anchor cover or key cylinder cover to the fully closed position.

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Body Side Trim

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


NOTE
Insert a suitable tool between panel on vehicle and clips (as indicated with arrow) to release clips.


NOTE
Use a suitable tool when removing metal clips from finishers.


NOTE
Be careful not to damage the body while prying to release clips.


NOTE
Make sure clips are properly aligned in panel holes on body when installing, then press them in completely.



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Fig. Front pillar finisher clip removal

Front Pillar Finisher

  1. Partially remove front body side welt.
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  3. Release the upper clips and move front pillar finisher away from body pillar.
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  5. Remove the screw and tether anchor bracket, if equipped, from the front pillar finisher.
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  7. Remove the front pillar finisher.

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    Fig. Front pillar finisher

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Lower Dash Side Finisher

  1. Release the clips and remove the lower dash side finisher.

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    Fig. Lower dash side finisher clips location

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Front Kicking Plate

  1. Release the clips and pawls while removing the front kicking plate.

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    Fig. Front kicking plate clips and pawls location

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Rear Kicking Plate Upper

  1. Partially remove the rear door welt.
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  3. Release the clips and remove the rear kicking plate lower.
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  5. Release the clips and remove the rear pillar finisher.
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  7. Release the clips and remove the rear kicking plate upper.

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    Fig. Rear kicking plate upper clips location

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Rear Kicking Plate Lower

  1. Release the clips and pawls while removing the rear kicking plate lower.

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    Fig. Rear kicking plate lower clips location

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Center Pillar Lower Finisher

  1. Remove front kicking plate.
  2.  
  3. Remove rear kicking plate lower.
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  5. Partially remove both front and rear body side welts.
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  7. Release the clips and remove center pillar lower garnish.

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    Fig. Center pillar lower finisher clips location

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Center Pillar Upper Finisher

  1. Remove center pillar lower finisher.
  2.  
  3. Remove front seat belt shoulder anchor.
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  5. Remove the access cover, then remove the screw.
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  7. Partially remove front and rear body side welts.
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  9. Release the clip, then remove center pillar upper finisher.

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    Fig. Center pillar upper finisher clips location

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Rear Pillar Finisher

  1. Partially remove rear body side welt.
  2.  
  3. Release the clips and remove rear pillar finisher.

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    Fig. Rear pillar finisher clips location

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To install:


NOTE
Make sure clips are properly aligned in panel holes on body when installing, then press them in completely.

Rear Pillar Finisher

  1. Engage the clips and install rear pillar finisher.
  2.  
  3. Install rear body side welt.
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Center Pillar Upper Finisher

  1. Engage the clip, then install center pillar upper finisher.
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  3. Install front and rear body side welts.
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  5. Install the access cover, then install the screw.
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  7. Install front seat belt shoulder anchor.
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  9. Install center pillar lower finisher.
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Center Pillar Lower Finisher

  1. Engage the clips and install center pillar lower garnish.
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  3. Install both front and rear body side welts.
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  5. Install rear kicking plate lower.
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  7. Install front kicking plate.
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Rear Kicking Plate Lower

  1. Engage the clips and pawls while installing the rear kicking plate lower.
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Rear Kicking Plate Upper

  1. Engage the clips and install the rear kicking plate upper.
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  3. Engage the clips and install the rear pillar finisher.
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  5. Engage the clips and install the rear kicking plate lower.
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  7. Install the rear door welt.
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Front Kicking Plate

  1. Engage the clips and pawls while installing the front kicking plate.
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Lower Dash Side Finisher

  1. Engage the clips and install the lower dash side finisher.
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Front Pillar Finisher

  1. Install the front pillar finisher.
  2.  
  3. Install the screw and tether anchor bracket, if equipped, to the front pillar finisher.
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  5. Engage the upper clips and move front pillar finisher toward the body pillar.
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  7. Install front body side welt.
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Door Finisher
Front

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Open front door and front door window.
  2.  
  3. Remove the mirror finisher.
  4.  
  5. Release the inside handle cover pawls and remove, then remove the screw.
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  7. Remove the armrest pad.
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  9. Release the pull cup cover pawls and remove, then remove the screw.
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  11. Insert a suitable tool into back edge of front door power window and door lock/unlock switch finisher. Gently pry upward to release the clips and remove the finisher.
    1. If equipped, insert a suitable tool between door finisher and manual door window crank handle to release clip, then remove handle.
    2.  

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  13. Disconnect front door power window and door lock/unlock switch harness connector (if equipped).

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    Fig. Disconnect front door power window and door lock/unlock switch harness connector

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  15. Remove the front door finisher bolt.
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  17. Release the clips by inserting a suitable tool as shown, then lift the front door finisher upward to remove it from the door body panel.

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    Fig. Front pillar finisher clip removal

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To install:

  1. Engage the clips by inserting a suitable tool, then push the front door finisher downward to install it to the door body panel.
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  3. Install the front door finisher bolt.
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  5. Connect front door power window and door lock/unlock switch harness connector (if equipped).
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  7. Gently push front door power window and door lock/unlock switch finisher downward to engage the clips and install the finisher.
    1. If equipped, engage clip for door finisher and manual door window crank handle, then install handle.
    2.  

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  9. Engage the pull cup cover pawls and install, then install the screw.
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  11. Install the armrest pad.
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  13. Engage the inside handle cover pawls and install, then install the screw.
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  15. Install the mirror finisher.
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  17. Close front door and front door window.
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Rear

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Open rear door and rear door window.
  2.  
  3. Remove the armrest pad.
  4.  
  5. Release the inside handle cover pawls and remove, then remove the screw.
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  7. Release the pull cup cover pawls and remove, then remove the screw.
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  9. Insert a suitable tool into back edge of rear door power window switch finisher. Gently pry upward to release the clips and remove the finisher.
    1. If equipped, insert a suitable tool between door finisher and manual door window crank handle to release clip, then remove handle.
    2.  

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  11. Disconnect rear door power window switch harness connector, if equipped.
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  13. Remove rear door finisher bolt.
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  15. Release the clips by inserting a suitable tool as shown, then lift the rear door finisher upward to remove it from the door body panel.

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    Fig. Front pillar finisher clip removal

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To install:

  1. Engage the clips, then lower the rear door finisher downward to install it to the door body panel.
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  3. Install rear door finisher bolt.
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  5. Connect rear door power window switch harness connector, if equipped.
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  7. Insert a suitable tool into back edge of Gently push downward to engage rear door power window switch finisher the clips, and install the finisher.
    1. If equipped, insert a suitable tool between Engager door finisher and manual door window crank handle clip, then install handle.
    2.  

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  9. Engage the pull cup cover pawls and install, then install the screw.
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  11. Engage the inside handle cover pawls and install, then install the screw.
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  13. Install the armrest pad.
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  15. Close rear door and rear door window.
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Floor Trim

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Disconnect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
  2.  
  3. Remove front seats (RH/LH) and rear seat cushion. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove center console assembly and bracket. Refer to Center Console Assembly in the Body Section.
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  7. Remove the parking brake device assembly. Refer to Parking Brake in the Brakes Section.
    1. Disconnect the parking brake switch connector.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the adjusting nut.
    4.  
    5. Remove the equalizer from the rear cable terminals
    6.  
    7. Remove parking brake device nuts and parking brake device assembly.
    8.  
    9. Remove the parking brake device bracket nuts and the bracket.
    10.  

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  9. Remove the glove box assembly. Refer to Glove Compartment in the Body Section.
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  11. Remove instrument lower finisher and disconnect connector. Refer to Instrument Lower Panel LH in the Body Section.
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  13. Remove front kicking plates (RH/LH), center pillar lower finishers (RH/LH), and both upper and lower rear kicking plates (RH/LH). Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
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  15. Remove front seat belt lower anchors (RH/LH). Refer to Seat Belt systems in the Body Section.
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  17. Remove diagnosis sensor unit. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System) in the Chassis Electrical Section.
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  19. Remove floor carpet hook.
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  21. Remove instrument lower covers (RH/LH). Refer to Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  23. Remove cluster lid C. Refer to Cluster Lid C in the Body Section.
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  25. Remove instrument upper cover (center) and instrument lower cover (center). Refer to Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  27. Remove floor trim through door opening.
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  29. Remove floor spacers (RH/LH fronts, centers and rear).
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To install:


NOTE
For parking brake device torque specs, refer to Parking Brake in the Brakes Section.

  1. Install floor spacers (RH/LH fronts, centers and rear).
  2.  
  3. Install floor trim through door opening.
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  5. Install instrument upper cover (center) and instrument lower cover (center). Refer to Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  7. Install cluster lid C. Refer to Cluster Lid C in the Body Section.
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  9. Install instrument lower covers (RH/LH). Refer to Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  11. Install floor carpet hook.
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  13. Install diagnosis sensor unit. Refer to Air Bag (Supplemental Restraint System) in the Chassis Electrical Section.
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  15. Install front seat belt lower anchors (RH/LH). Refer to Seat Belt systems in the Body Section.
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  17. Install front kicking plates (RH/LH), center pillar lower finishers (RH/LH), and both upper and lower rear kicking plates (RH/LH). Refer to Body Side Trim in the Body Section.
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  19. Install instrument lower finisher and disconnect connector. Refer to Instrument Lower Panel LH in the Body Section.
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  21. Install the glove box assembly. Refer to Glove Compartment in the Body Section.
    1. Install the parking brake device bracket nuts and the bracket.
    2.  

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  23. Install the parking brake device assembly. Refer to Parking Brake in the Brakes Section.
    1. Install parking brake device nuts and parking brake device assembly.
    2.  
    3. Install the equalizer to the rear cable terminals
    4.  
    5. Tighten the adjusting nut.
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    7. Connect the parking brake switch connector.
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  25. Install center console assembly and bracket. Refer to Center Console Assembly in the Body Section.
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  27. Install front seats (RH/LH) and rear seat cushion. Refer to Seats in the Body Section.
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  29. Connect both the negative and positive battery terminals, then wait at least three minutes.
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Trunk Room Trim & Trunk Lid Finisher

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


NOTE
If equipped, the trunk divider reinforcement upper MUST first be removed before removing trunk side finisher panels. The trunk divider reinforcement upper MUST also be installed last, if installing trunk side finisher RH/LH panels.



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Fig. Exploded view of the trunk room trim & trunk lid finisher components

Rear Parcel Shelf Finisher

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Fold rear seat cushion and seat back into forward most position.
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  3. Remove rear seat belt lower anchor bolts.
  4.  
  5. Release the tabs and remove the rear seat belt escutcheons (RH/LH/Center).
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  7. Release the clips and remove the high mounted stop lamp from the rear parcel shelf finisher, if equipped. Rotate lamp, disconnect connector and remove high mounted stop lamp.
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  9. Partially remove both rear body side welts.
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  11. Remove the clips along the front edge of the rear parcel shelf finisher.
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  13. Release the clips while removing the rear parcel shelf finisher.
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To install:

  1. Engage the clips while installing the rear parcel shelf finisher.
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  3. Install the clips along the front edge of the rear parcel shelf finisher.
  4.  
  5. Install both rear body side welts.
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  7. Engage the clips and install the high mounted stop lamp to the rear parcel shelf finisher, if equipped. Rotate lamp, connect connector and install high mounted stop lamp.
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  9. Engage the tabs and install the rear seat belt escutcheons (RH/LH/Center).
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  11. Install rear seat belt lower anchor bolts.
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  13. Raise rear seat cushion and seat back into backward most position.
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