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POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP LINK BRACKET REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. 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.)
2. Remove the bolts A, B and C. (See Bolt B, C Install Note.)

3. Remove the junction. (See SEAT BACK CROSSMEMBER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
4. Loosen the installation bolts and nuts of the seat back crossmember component, and tilt the seat back crossmember component towards the vehicle front. (See SEAT BACK CROSSMEMBER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
5. Rotate the power retractable hardtop link bracket in the direction shown by the arrow at the pivot fulcrum of pin A and set the hook out of the way.

6. Remove the power retractable hardtop link bracket.
7. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Bolt B, C Install Note

1. Temporarily tighten all the bolts, then tighten the bolts in the order indicated in the figure.



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