How do I remove the trunk lining?

No matter what the body of your car -sedan, hatchback, SUV or any other, on the lid or trunk door there is always a lining. During the operation of the car, it may be necessary to dismantle it, in order to eliminate malfunctions with tail lights, trunk latching or vibration / noise isolation installation. The detailed process is considered in the article, how to remove the trunk lining.

Removing the trunk lid trim

  1. First you need to remove the overlaid elements from the skin:
    • Practically every modern car is equipped with a handle for convenient closing of the trunk lid, so it is necessary to unscrew it using a Phillips screwdriver or a screwdriver of the "star" type.
    • If there are other plastic pads, they simply need to be flipped off.
  2. Visually determine: the skin is a single piece or consists of different elements.
  3. If the piece is solid, then it can be removed by clicking the pistons around the perimeter.
    • Pistons can be located inside the skin. To do this, you can pick up the part with a flat-blade screwdriver, so that you can pull the skin off with your hands. When the pistons are removed, it remains to remove the lining from the latches.
    • They can also be located outside the entire perimeter. In this case, they are conveniently removed with a special fork resembling a nail, or neatly hooked with a flat-blade screwdriver.
  4. If the skin is composite, it is better to find the instructions to your particular model, since a certain order of removal of each element is possible.

Read also another article on this topic: How to remove the door skin.

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