How to remove/replace your top latch.

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How to remove/replace your top latch.

Postby Briano1234 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:09 pm

Open or unlatch your top to access the 3 screws.
The screws may be rusted, so you may want to use some PB-Blaster and allow it to work.
If the Screws are rusted then you may also want to use a hammer to the back of the screw driver to shock the screws prior to removal.


Raise the latching handle and remove the 2 countersunk Phillips screws.


Move the headliner back to get to the big Phillips screw


Push down and lift out.



Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaa its out.


Nows the time to use a tad of never-sieze to the screws when you go back.

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Re: How to remove/replace your top latch.

Postby Calimus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:47 am

never-sieze gets my vote for product of the decade. I've used it on more things in the past few years then I can count and it's worked flawlessly.

As always Brian, nice writeup. :thumbup:
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