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How to Remove Liftgate Interior Trim 05-09 Chevy Equinox

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  1. step : Removing the Liftgate Trim (0:52)
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws by the latch
    • Pry out the top panel with an interior trim removal tool
    • Pry out the side panels with an interior trim removal tool
    • Pry down the bottom panel
  2. step : Installing the Liftgate Trim (2:10)
    • Line up and insert the bottom panel into place
    • Press the side panels into place
    • Press the top panel into place
    • Tighten the two T30 Torx screws

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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2008 Chevy Equinox. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your rear lift gate interior trim, which are all those panels that go around the inside of your hatch here.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: T30 Torx socket, ratchet, socket extension

Open your hatch and remove the two T30 Torx screws at the bottom here by the latch. We'll do this with the T30 Torx socket, ratchet, and extension. Now, in order to remove the rear panel, we'll have to remove the top and both side panels to get it off safely. We use our interior trim removal tool and carefully pry the panel out. We'll do the same thing for both sides. The side panels pop in toward the middle.

You'll want to make sure you lift up and bring it around the wiring for the defrosters. You don't want to risk breaking those. Now, the bottom panel should be loose enough that we can pop it out by hand. Remove that from the vehicle as well.

Line up the tabs and your panel. Snap everything back into place. Reinstall the side panels. Once the side panels are reinstalled, you can install the top. Reinstall your two T30 Torx screws at the bottom panel. Close the hatch and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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