Sentra 2008

Spoiler

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove trunk lid finisher. Refer to Trim & Ornamentation in the Body Section.
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  3. Disconnect high mounted stop lamp connector, if equipped.
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  5. Remove the rear air spoiler nuts.
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  7. Using a suitable tool carefully release and lift the rear air spoiler from the gaskets.
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  9. Using a suitable tool, carefully pry upward to release the foam tape (gasket) from trunk lid surface.
    WARNING
    Use care not to damage painted surfaces during removal or releasing of adhesive backed foam tapes.

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  11. Release the high mounted stop lamp connector and grommet, if equipped from trunk lid, then remove rear air spoiler.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear air spoiler components

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To install:


NOTE
Before installing, be sure there are no gaps or waves in the foam tape (gasket) where the surfaces meet.


NOTE
During installation, be sure grommet of high mounted stop lamp harness is fully seated into trunk lid opening prior to final rear air spoiler placement.


NOTE
Before installing rear air spoiler, clean the surface where it will be mounted with isopropyl alcohol or equivalent to degrease the surface.


WARNING
Some plastic surfaces may become damaged if contacted by alcohol. Cover and protect the rear combination lamp assemblies. If alcohol does come into contact with the lenses, immediately wash the surface with water.

  1. Engage the high mounted stop lamp connector and grommet, if equipped to trunk lid, then install rear air spoiler.
    WARNING
    Use care not to damage painted surfaces during removal or releasing of adhesive backed foam tapes.

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  3. Using a suitable tool, carefully push downward to engage the foam tape (gasket) to trunk lid surface.
  4.  
  5. Using a suitable tool carefully engage and lift the rear air spoiler to the gaskets.
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  7. Install the rear air spoiler nuts.
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  9. Connect high mounted stop lamp connector, if equipped.
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  11. Install trunk lid finisher. Refer to Trim & Ornamentation in the Body Section.
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