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POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

CAUTION:

1. Unlock the top lock.
2. Fully open the deck panel.
3. Cover both sides of the rear window glass with thick cloth to protect the window.
4. Remove the battery cover.
5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
6. Remove the following parts:
a. Console (See CONSOLE PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
b. Quarter trim (See QUARTER TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
c. Scuff plate (See 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 upper anchor installation bolt (See SEAT BELT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
i. Power retractable hardtop link bracket (See POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP LINK BRACKET REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
j. Rear side trim (See REAR SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
k. Cab-side weatherstrip (See CONVERTIBLE TOP DISASSEMBLY/ASSEMBLY.)
7. Disconnect the roof motor connectors.
8. Disconnect the rear window defroster connector.
9. Disconnect the roof motor limit switch connector.
10. Disconnect the power retractable hardtop drain hose. (See POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP DRAIN HOSE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
11. Remove in the order indicated in the table.
12. Install in the reverse order of removal.



1

Bolt A

2

Bolt B (See Bolt B Removal/Installation Note.)

3

Nut

4

Power retractable hardtop

(See Power Retractable hardtop Installation Note.)


Bolt B Removal/Installation Note

1. Remove or install bolt B shown in the figure by inserting a hand from the deck panel opening.

Power Retractable hardtop Installation Note

1. Place the main bracket on the stud bolt so that the power retractable hardtop top lock is locked.
2. Install the power retractable hardtop without any gap (a) between the positioning surface of the main bracket and stud bolt, and tighten the bolt and nut.



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