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Center Pillar Outer Panel Removal

NOTE: This section explains the procedures after removal of all accessories and related parts.For accessories' and related parts' removal procedure, refer to the appropriate Shop Manual.
Mass production body welding position and number [Outer panel, center pillar stiffener and side sill stiffener]
NOTE:
  • Welding symbols
    : 2-Plate spot welding/ : 3-Plate spot welding/ : 4-Plate spot welding/ : MIG plug welding/ : MIG welding L= Welding length Unit: mm (in.)
  • ( ): The number of welds
Construction
  • If there is any damage to the center pillar, cut the (A) position and pry off the outer panel, and replace it.
    NOTE: Select the cutting positions in consideration of the front side outer panel repair part.
  • Check the center pillar stiffener and side sill stiffener position for damage.
  • When replacing the center pillar stiffener, cut the (B) position at the roof side portion of the outer panel.
  • When removing the side sill stiffener, and carefully cut the (C) position at the rear wheel arch portion of the outer panel.
  • Replace the side sill stiffener and the side sill rear stiffener as an assembly.
  • Replace the center pillar outer separator and the wheel arch outer separator.