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CONVERTIBLE TOP REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Cover both sides of the rear window glass with thick cloth to protect the window.
2. Remove the following parts:
a. Console (See CONSOLE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Quarter trim (See QUARTER TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Scuff plate (SCUFF PLATE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
d. Tire house trim (See TIRE HOUSE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
e. Aeroboard (See AEROBOARD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
f. Front seat back bar garnish (See SEAT BACK BAR GARNISH REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
g. Back trim (See BACK TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
h. Seat belt set plate (See SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
i. Seat back crossmember assembly (See SEAT BACK CROSSMEMBER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
j. Rear side trim (See REAR SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
k. Rear package trim (See REAR PACKAGE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
l. Side shelf (See SIDE SHELF REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
m. Seat belt upper anchor installation bolt (See SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
3. Disconnect the rear window defroster connector.
4. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
5. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

Bolt A

2

Nut A

3

Nut B

4

Set plate

5

Band

6

Convertible top

(See Convertible Top Removal Note)

(See Convertible Top Installation Note)


Convertible Top Removal Note

1. Unlock the top lock.

Convertible Top Installation Note

1. Insert the rain rail into the beltline molding lip, and install it over the studs.

2. Install the link bracket to the stud bolts with no gaps (a) on the mating surfaces, then tighten the bolts and nut.



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