Difficulty Level: 1 (Easy)
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Tools needed: Fingers
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Note: Figure 1 is presented to help in locating areas referenced. Images are taken using a drivers’ side installation and should be mirrored if passenger side installation is desired. Leave the parcel shelf (PS) in the vehicle for installation.
- Thread the pointed tip of the stainless steel pin through the “eye” of the swivel connector and then insert it directly into the side of the PS flap, as close to the corner
seam as possible (see Figure 1 for the general area and Figure 2 for a closeup of placement.) Firmly press the pin all the way in until it secures the swivel connector in place as pictured. (Note: Ensure that the pin is inserted perpendicular to the side of the shelf, otherwise the pin may be pulled out.)
- On the hatch, locate the “bumper” pictured in Figure 3 and slide the shim betweenthe trim panel and the hatch right over and in-line with the bumper until the shim isforced to stop as pictured in Figure 4
- Insert the “arch” part of the anchor in the opening created on the left side of theshim as seen in Figure 5. Then slide the anchor down the trim piece until it is 1inch above the joint between the two trim pieces as pictured in Figures 1 & 6.Remove the shim and press the trim panel firmly to ensure it is still seated.
- Lastly,insert the filament connector to the hook part of the anchor by inserting itthrough the small opening at the top as seen in Figure 6. That’s it! If you need toremove your PS at anytime, simply disconnect it from the hook on the hatch and itwill come out and remain attached to the PS.
*Note: the filament line may rest on the weather strip when the
hatch closes, and this is fine. As designed, it will not protrude from the vehicle hatch at any time. The braided line has a nylon coating on it to protect your paint and ensure the weather strip can create a tight seal even if it lays on it.
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