Special Tools Required
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SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.
Be careful not to damage the dashboard or other interior trim.
Do the battery terminal disconnection procedure, then wait at least 3 minutes before beginning work.
Remove these items:
Driver's dashboard undercover
A-pillar trim, both sides
Kick panels, both sides
Front door sill trim, both sides
Rear door sill trim, both sides
Front door inner seal, as needed
Rear door inner seal, as needed
B-pillar upper/lower trim, both sides
Tailgate weatherstrip, as needed
Cargo area side trim panel, as needed
Quarter pillar trim, both sides
Individual map light, for some models:
Sunvisors, both sides
Grab handles, four places
From under the driver's dash, disconnect the roof wire harness connectors (A), and detach the harness clip (B).
Remove the roof wire harness (A) by detaching the harness clips (B, C) from the driver's side A-pillar.
Remove the antenna lead (A) by detaching the harness clips (B) from the passenger's side A-pillar, and disconnecting the antenna lead connector (C).
Disconnect and detach the antenna lead connector (A) from the right C-pillar area.
Lower the headliner (A).
Remove the front door inner seals (B), the rear door inner seals (C), and the tailgate weatherstrip (D) from each roof portion.
With the help of an assistant, detach the clips (E, F) by pulling the rear portion of the headliner down.
Lower the headliner.
With the help of an assistant, pull the headliner (A) with the roof wire harness (B) and the antenna lead (C) out through the tailgate opening. Do not bend the headliner. Bending the headliner will crease and damage it.
Remove the screws, and release the hooks (A), then remove the retractor cover bracket (B) and the retractor cover (C) from the headliner (D).
Remove the clip and release the hook (A), then remove the tether anchor cover (B) from the headliner (C).
Remove the cushion tapes, then remove the roof wire harness (A) and the antenna lead (B) from the headliner (C).
Remove the grab handle bracket mounting bolt (A) and the side curtain airbag mounting bolt (B), then remove the rear grab handle bracket (C) from each side by releasing the hooks (D).
Install the headliner in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the headliner and the designated trim pieces, along with the other parts listed for side curtain airbag deployment.
If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, inspect the removed parts for damage. Damaged interior trim may cause the side curtain airbags to deploy improperly, possibly causing injury. Replace the damaged items if you find any of these problems:
Any crease or tears in the headliner (A)
Any cracks or breakage in the grab handles (B)
Any damage around the grab handle holes (C) or sunvisor holes (D) in the headliner
Any cracks in the sunvisor stay base (E)
Any bends or cracks in the sunvisor stay shaft (F)
Any cracks in the sunvisor base (G)
Any cracks or breakage in the vanity mirror base (H)
Any clip bases (I) that have come off the headliner
Install the grab handle by pushing on the handle against the bracket (J) until the clips (K) snap into place securely.
If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
Replace the removed cushion tape with new pieces.
Check that both sides of the headliner are securely attached to the body.
Make sure the headliner overlaps the trim pieces correctly.
Be careful not to crease the headliner, or scratch the body, as you remove and install the headliner through the tailgate opening.
Do the battery terminal reconnection procedure.
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