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REAR SIDE TRIM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

Except Power Retractable Hardtop

1. 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.)
2. Remove the fasteners.

3. Pull the rear side trim outward and detach pins A, B and tab C.
4. Remove the rear side trim.
5. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Power Retractable Hardtop

1. 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.)
2. Disconnect the power retractable hardtop drain hose. (See POWER RETRACTABLE HARDTOP DRAIN HOSE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
3. Remove the fasteners.

4. Remove the clip A and pin.
5. Remove the rear side trim.
6. Install the reverse order of removal.


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