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Interior Trim Removal/Installation - Tailgate Areas

  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
  • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape to prevent damage.
  1. Insert a flat-tip screwdriver (A) to the slit (B), the other flat-tip screwdriver (C) into the groove (D), then rotate the flat-tip screwdriver C and remove the pull pocket (E).

  1. Pull the tailgate lower trim panel (A) back by hand, and detach the clips (B, C, D), then remove it.
  1. Install the trim in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
    • Push the clips into place securely.