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DECK PANEL MANUAL OPEN/CLOSE PROCEDURE

CAUTION:

Deck Panel Manual Open/Close Procedure And Temporary Measure Procedure

NOTE:

Open the deck panel
1. Remove the bolts.

2. Insert the eye bolt into the thread hole above the removed bolt.

3. Rotate the eye bolt in the tightening direction seven times to press the deck panel motor bracket.

NOTE:

4. Remove the eye bolt.
5. Insert the eye bolt into the guide pipe shown in the figure.

6. Press the eye bolt towards the vehicle rear and disengage the sector gear and the lock pin of the deck panel base link.

7. Lift up the deck panel from the both the left and right sides of the vehicle, one person on each side, to open the deck panel.
Close the deck panel (Temporary measure)

NOTE:

1. Double tie the rope to the deck panel link screw as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

2. Route the rope on the vehicle’s front side to the inside of the vehicle, passing it through the gap in the side shelf.

3. Route the rope on the vehicle’s rear side to the outside of the vehicle, passing it between the deck panel links.

4. After doing the same procedure on the right side, close the deck panel from both the left and sides of the vehicle, one person on each side.
5. Pull the rope on the vehicle’s rear (rope is outside of vehicle) along the trunk lid to engage and lock the sector gear and the lock pin of the deck panel base link.

6. Double tie the rope on the vehicle’s rear side (rope is outside of vehicle) to the trunk lid hinge as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

Deck Panel Manual Open/Close Procedure After Temporarily Measure

NOTE:

Open the deck panel
1. Pull the rope on the vehicle’s front (rope is inside of vehicle) to disengage the sector gear and the lock pin of the deck panel base link.

2. Lift up the deck panel from the both the left and right sides of the vehicle, one person on each side, to open the deck panel.
Close the deck panel

NOTE:

1. Close the deck panel from both the left and right sides of the vehicle, one person on each side.
2. Pull the rope on the vehicle’s rear (rope is outside of vehicle) along the trunk lid to engage and lock the sector gear and the lock pin of the deck panel base link.

3. Double tie the rope on the vehicle’s rear side (rope is outside of vehicle) to the trunk lid hinge as shown in the figure.

CAUTION:

Recovery Procedure

1. Fully open the deck panel.
2. Rotate the deck panel motor bracket in the direction of the arrow to engage the pinion gear (deck panel motor) and the sector gear.

3. Install the bolt.

NOTE:

Deck Panel Manual Open/Close Procedure With The Roof Panel Fully Closed

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF]
2. Remove the aeroboard. (See AEROBOARD REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
3. Peering from the space where the wind blocker was removed, remove both sides of the nuts shown in the figure.

NOTE:

4. Lift up the deck panel with one other person.
5. Disconnect the high-mount brake light connector on the left side by pulling it in the direction of (2) while pressing it in the direction of (1).
6. Remove the deck panel.
Nut Removal Note
1. Insert a spanner into the clearance between the deck panel and side shelf, and remove the nuts.

Deck Panel Recovery Procedure

1. Connect the negative battery cable.
2. Fully open the deck panel.
3. Install the deck panel. (See DECK PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
4. Verify the deck panel clearance. (See POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP ADJUSTMENT.)


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