trunk lid removal and installation

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trunk lid removal and installation

Post by blu » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:44 pm

I would like to find out difficult it is to remove and replace my existing trunk lid. My 1995 SE is starting to develop cracks and I'm not a fan of artwork or a rack.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: trunk lid removal and installation

Post by redial » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:27 am

The Haynes manual, at around 8-15, gives the instructions for removing the trunk. It looks straightforward, but I have not done one. You need to get yourself a manual so that the simple jobs become simple, and dont give you too many headaches.
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Re: trunk lid removal and installation

Post by Mag » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:46 pm

For my 88, I had to take off the trunk lid to get to the speakers.....then paint the vinyl pieces (long story, thanks to the addiction of this damned site, lol). Taking off the lid is no problem, putting it back on so it is "aligned" correctly with a nice fit to the trunk, takes some time. Mine is still not aligned perfect, but the spring/summer season came and I decided to ride instead of more work. This winter, I will be refitting my trunk, and also the side saddlebags (once I figure how to take the damn doors off).

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