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2008 - MX-5 - Body and Accessories


1. Remove the deck panel motors. (See DECK PANEL MOTOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)
2. Remove the high-mount brake light. (See HIGH-MOUNT BRAKE LIGHT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)


3. Disassemble in the order indicated in the table.
4. Assemble in the reverse order of disassembly.


Deck panel link


Deck panel link upper bracket


Deck panel link lower bracket


Deck panel

(See Deck Panel Link Removal Note.)

(See Deck Panel Link Installation Note.)

Deck Panel Link Removal Note

1. When removing the deck panel link, place the positioning mark by affixing masking tape on the deck panel link and deck panel.

Deck Panel Link Installation Note

1. Install the shim according to the number verified prior to removal.
2. Align the alignment marks placed before the deck panel link removal and install the deck panel link.
3. Refer to DECK PANEL ADJUSTMENT and verify that the gap and height difference between the deck panel, trunk lid, and back window glass are within the specifications. Adjust the power retractable hardtop if necessary. (See DECK PANEL ADJUSTMENT.)

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