Special Tools Required
*Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857
NOTE: Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.
Lower the grab handle (A), then insert a small flat-tip screwdriver wrapped in protective tape into the notch.
Use a KTC trim tool (A) to pull on the small flat-tip screwdriver, and remove the cap (B).
Pinch the clips (A) to release the hooks (B), then remove the grab handle (C).
Remove the clips (A) by pinching the hooks with a pair of pliers.
If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the grab handle, along with the other parts listed for side curtain airbag deployment.
If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, inspect the grab handle for damage. A damaged grab handle may cause the side curtain airbag to deploy improperly, possibly causing injury. Replace the grab handle if it has any of the following damage:
Any cracks or damage in the grab handle (A).
Any cracks or stress-whitening in the caps (B).
Install the clips (A) on the grab handle (B), then insert the caps (C) fully into the clips.
Position the grab handle (A) on the mounting bracket (B), and push on the grab handle until the clips (C) snap into place securely.
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