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I need to remove the rear hatch plastic trim. Does anyone know where these instructions may be? I remember seeing them, I tried searching, but cannot find them. A real helpful member had sent me a WIS but I had a computer hard disk problem and lost all my data.
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Mark [8)]
 

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First take this plastic push in type pin (1) in each side ,then take the third brake light cover.


Then remove this inside releasing handle, by using phillips screw driver


Then you can use one of these tools or if you don’t have this kind of tools a butter knife will do the job just ensure tape it with electrical tape to avoid scratching the paint


Now you can start on this corner or the other side pry it out all around there should have around 8 plastic screws on side and bottom and about 2 in the middle.


This is how its look like when the plastic trim removed , as you can see most of those plastic screws will break when prying them out, so before you start the job go to the dealer and buy some, and when you feel all the plastic screws are released push the trim upward.


Do it in reverse when installing Enjoy and hope this helps
 

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Jim,

Nice set of instructions. I needed them also, thanks for posting.
 

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U R welcome shipmate[:D]
 

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I also thank you for taking the time to post such detailed directions. I will be sure to save them on a CD.
Thanks again,
Mark
 

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you are welcome [:)] so its time to change the tail gate handle to chrome [;)]
 

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Unfortunately it's time to do some PDR on damage caused by a mailbox encounter. It's easy to work on the tailgate with the panel off. I can do it from the plastic handle hole but prefer the easy access. This is the second time. The first was when I backed up into a closed garage door.
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Jim, I'm changing the Tailgate handle.
 
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