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Rear Seat Removal/Installation

Seat-back

NOTE: Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat covers.

Remove the right seat-back (A).
Fold down the right seat-back.
Release the Velcro fasteners (B), and pull back the seat-back cover (C), then remove the bolts.
Release the hooks (D) of both pivot brackets (E).



Remove the bolt, then remove the center pivot bracket (A).
If necessary, remove the bushing (B).



Remove the left seat-back (A).
Fold down the left seat-back.
Pull the center seat belt (B) out through the slit (C) in the seat belt guide (D).
Release the Velcro fastener (E), and pull back the seat-back cover (F), then remove the bolt.
Release the hooks (G) of the pivot bracket (H).



Extend the center seat belt (A) to remove the left seat-back (B), then release the pivot shaft (C) from the center pivot bracket (D).



If necessary, remove the bushing (A) from the center pivot bracket (B).



If necessary, release the hook (A) and remove the center pivot cover (B) from the center pivot bracket (C).



Remove the seat side bolster.
Detach the harness clip (A), and remove the bolt, then remove the pivot bracket (B).
Install the seat-back in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
Push the clip and the hooks into place securely.
Guide the center seat belt over the front of the seat-back as you install the seat-back.
Make sure there are no twists or kinks in the center seat belt before attaching the rear seat-back.



Seat Cushion

NOTE: Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat covers.

Fold down both seat-backs.
Pull back the front area of the trunk floor. See: Doors, Hood and Trunk\Trunk / Liftgate Interior Trim Panel\Service and Repair\Interior Trim Removal/Installation - Trunk Area
Remove the bolt securing the seat cushion (A) from behind the left seat-back (B).
Raise both seat-backs.



While pushing down on the seat cushion (A), pull the seat hook handles (B) to release the hooks (C).
Pull back the seat cushion to pull out the seat belt buckles (D) from the holes in the seat cushion. Release the center seat belt (E) and the center seat belt buckle (F) from their slits (G), and remove seat cushion.



Install the seat cushion (A) in the reverse order of removal. When installing the seat cushion, first install the seat belt buckles (B) into the holes (C). Slip the center seat belt buckle (D) and the center seat belt (E) through the slits (F) in the seat cushion. NOTE: Make sure there are no twists or kinks in the seat belts before the seat cushion is installed.



SRS components are located in this area Review the SRS component locations. See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Locations and the precautions and procedures See: Interior Moulding / Trim\Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair before doing repairs or service.

NOTE: Take care not to scratch the body or tear the seat covers.

Remove the seat cushion.
Remove the bolt securing the seat side bolster (A).
Fold down the seat-back.



Lift up the seat side bolster (A) to release the hooks (B), then remove the seat side bolster.
Install the seat side bolster in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
Guide the belts over the front of the seat side bolster as you install the bolster.
Make sure there are no twists or kinks in the seat belts before attaching the seat side bolster.

 

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Interior Trim Removal/Installation - C-Pillar Trim

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014*
*Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program

C-Pillar Trim

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Locations and the precautions and procedures See: Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair before doing repairs or service.

NOTE:
Follow the C-pillar trim installation procedure carefully; improper installation could cause the side curtain airbag to deploy improperly and possibly cause injury.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.
Take care not to scratch the trim or the panels.
The upper clip (A) in the C-pillar trim (B) consists of a resin grommet (C) and a metal pin (D). The grommet expands when the pin secures it to the body panel (E). The projections (F) on the pin break during removal, so the upper clip must be replaced with a new one when the trim is reinstalled.



Remove these items:
Rear seat cushion See: Seats\Service and Repair\Rear Seat Removal/Installation
Rear seat side bolster See: Seats\Service and Repair\Rear Seat Removal/Installation
Rear door opening seal, as needed See: Scuff Plate\Service and Repair\Interior Trim Removal/Installation - Rear Door Sill Area
Fold down the seat-back.
Hit the upper clip (A) in the C-pillar trim (B) with a rubber mallet. The clip is located under the point where the triangle mark (C) on the edge of the trim indicates. Hitting the clip breaks the projections (D) on the pin (E) and pushes it into the grommet (F) and against the body (G). NOTE: The upper clip must be replaced with a new one when the C-pillar trim is reinstalled.



Pull back the top of the C-pillar trim (A) by hand to remove the upper clip (B) from the body (C).



Pull the C-pillar trim (A) by hand to detach the clips and to release the hook (B) and the tabs (C), then pull out the trim from the rear shelf (D).
If the side curtain airbag has been deployed, replace the C-pillar trim with a new one. See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Service and Repair



If the side curtain airbag has not been deployed, check the C-pillar trim (A) and note the following:
To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the C-pillar trim and replace it with a new one if it has any of these types of damage:
Any cracks, deformations, or stress-whitened areas in the C-pillar trim
Any cracks or stress-whitened areas in the clip seating surfaces (B)
Replace the upper clip (C) with a new one.
If the clips (D) are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
Temporarily install the C-pillar trim (without the upper clip) to check the overlap between the trim and the headliner. See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Service and Repair Remove the trim, and if necessary, adjust the overlap.



Carefully install a new upper clip (A) to the C-pillar trim (B). Be sure that the grommet (C) is nearest to the top of the pin (D) as shown.



Reinstall the C-pillar trim (A).
Insert the bottom hook (B) and the tabs (C) of the trim in the rear shelf (D).
Place the trim over the C-pillar (E), and fit the upper clip (F) and the lower clips into the holes (G) in the C-pillar, then lightly push the trim into place.
NOTE:
Make sure the side curtain airbag is not tucked down under the clips or the trim ribs.
Apply pressure to the areas of the trim on the upper clip until these clip fittings are felt. If you push too hard, the clip will be damaged, and it will not hold the trim properly.
Make sure the upper clip areas of the trim do not come off the body by tugging on the trim.

Reinstall the opening seal.
 

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Interior Trim Removal/Installation - Rear Shelf

Special Tools Required

KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014*
*Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program

Rear Shelf

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations See: Restraint Systems\Air Bag Systems\Locations and the precautions and procedures See: Air Bag(s) Arming and Disarming\Service and Repair before doing repairs or service.

NOTE:
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Take care not to bend or scratch the rear shelf, rear bulkhead cover, or the trim.
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.
Remove these items:
C-pillar trim, both sides See: Trim Panel\Service and Repair\Interior Trim Removal/Installation - C-Pillar Trim
Rear center seat belt lower anchor See: Restraint Systems\Seat Belt Systems\Seat Belt\Service and Repair\Rear Seat Belt Replacement
Fold down the rear seat-backs.
If the rear bulkhead cover and the rear shelf are to be removed, turn the high mount brake light socket (A) 45 °counterclockwise to remove the socket from the trunk compartment.



Remove the rear bulkhead cover (A).
Remove the belt hole cover (B) by releasing the hooks (C).
Gently pull back the front edge of the cover to detach the clips (D).
Pull up the cover to detach the clips (E) fastening it to the body, and the clips (F) fastening it to the rear shelf (G).
Lift the cover upward and forward to release each anchor rod (H) out through the holes in the cover.
Pull out both rear seat belts (I) and rear center seat belt (J) through the slits (K) and the hole (L) in the cover.
Carefully move the cover above the rear wheelhouse gussets (M), then remove it.



Remove the rear speaker grille (A).
Pry up at the notch (B) with a flat-tip screwdriver, of the grille to release the hook (C).
Pull up along the edge of the grille to detach the clips and release the hooks (D).
Pull back the grille to release the hooks (E) from the rear shelf (F).



Remove the rear shelf (A). Be careful not to damage the speakers.
Detach the clips with a clip remover.
Lift the rear shelf upward and forward to release the rear hook (B).
Slightly warp the rear shelf to release both side edges from the side curtain airbag inflators, then pull it forward.

Install the shelf in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
Remove any clips left in the body with a clip remover, and install them on the shelf.
If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
Be careful not to damage the speakers.
When installing the rear bulkhead cover, slip the rear seat belt through the slits, and pass the rear center seat belt through the hole in the cover properly.
Push the clips and the hooks into place securely.
Make sure the high mount brake light socket is connected securely.



Rear Parcel Shelf Dynamic Damper

NOTE:

Put on gloves to protect your hands.
Take care not to scratch the body.
Remove the rear shelf.
Remove the bolts, then remove the rear parcel shelf dynamic damper (A). Take care not to hit the rear window when removing the bolts.
Install the damper in the reverse order of removal.

 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Took me a while to convert all the picture files and get that info up. Hope it helps some of you guys out. It's not the easiest thing to do and shouldn't be attempted by those without much mechanical experience.
 
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