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Honda Civic Service Manual: B-Pillar Upper Trim Removal and Installation (2-door)

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8571B7 LEFT UPPER

8571B8 RIGHT UPPER

Removal

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. Rear Seat Cushion

1.

Remove the bolt (A) securing the rear seat cushion (B).

2.

While pushing down the rear seat cushion (A), pull the seat hook handles (B) to release the hooks (C).

3.

Remove the rear seat cushion.

2. Rear Seat-Back - Fold Down

1.

Remove the rear seat-back (A).

3. Right Rear Seat-Back - Split Fold Down

1.

Remove the right rear seat-back (A).

4. Center Pivot Bracket - Split Fold Down

1.

Remove the center pivot bracket (A).

2.

If necessary, remove the bushing (B).

5. Left Rear Seat-Back - Split Fold Down

1.

Remove the bolt (A) securing the left rear seat-back (B).

2.

Extend the center seat belt (A), then remove the left rear seat-back (B).

6. Both Quarter Pillar Trims

1.

Remove the cap (A) and the clip (B).

2.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

3.

Lower the coat hanger hook (A), then remove the screw (B).

4.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

5.

Pull out the quarter pillar trim (A) to release the clips.

6.

Remove the quarter pillar trim.

NOTE: The rear clip (B) will stay in the body.

7.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

8.

Remove the rear clip (A).

9.

The left side is shown; repeat on the right side.

7. Rear Shelf Trim

1.

Fold down the seat-back(s).

2.

From the trunk compartment, disconnect the connector (A).

3.

From the trunk compartment, detach the clips (A).

4.

Release the hooks (A).

5.

Pull out both rear seat belts (A) and the rear center seat belt (B) through the slits in the rear shelf trim (C), then remove the rear shelf trim.

8. Rear Side Trim Panel

1.

Remove the rear side trim panel (A).

9. B-Pillar Upper Trim

1.

Remove the B-pillar upper trim (A).

2.

Pass the front seat belt lower anchor (A) out through the hole in the B-pillar upper trim (B), then remove the trim.

Installation

SRS components are located in this area. Review the SRS component locations and the precautions and procedures before doing repairs or service.

1. B-Pillar Upper Trim - Check

1.

If the side curtain airbag has deployed, replace the B-pillar upper trim (A) and all clips (B) on the trim with new parts.

2.

If the side curtain airbag has not deployed, check the B-pillar upper trim and note the following items:

To prevent the side curtain airbags from deploying improperly and possibly causing injury, inspect the trim and replace it with a new one if it has any of the following damage:

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Any cracks or deformations in the B-pillar upper trim or the upper hooks (C), or any stress-whitened areas in the upper part of the trim

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Any cracks or stress-whitening areas in the clip seating surfaces (D)

If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.

2. Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap - Check

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Checking and Adjusting the Headliner/Pillar Trim Overlap

To prevent the side curtain airbag from deploying and damaging the pillar trim (A-pillar trim, B-pillar trim, C-pillar trim, quarter pillar trim), the overlap between the headliner and pillar trim must be less than 8 mm (0.31 in). To check the overlap, do this:

1.

Install the headliner (A) and the pillar trim (B).

2.

Apply masking tape (A) to the headliner (B) to mark the upper edge of the pillar trim (C).

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3.

Remove the pillar trim, and measure the headliner overlap.

If the overlap is less than 8 mm (0.31 in), remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

If the overlap is more than 8 mm (0.31 in), go to step 4.

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4.

Carefully trim the headliner with a utility knife, reducing the overlap to less than 8 mm (0.31 in).

5.

Remove the tape, and install the pillar trim.

3. B-Pillar Upper Trim

1.

Pass the front seat belt lower anchor (A) in through the hole in the B-pillar upper trim (B).

2.

Install the B-pillar upper trim (A).

4. Rear Side Trim Panel

1.

Install the rear side trim panel (A).

5. Rear Shelf Trim

1.

Slip the rear seat belts (A) and the rear center seat belt (B) through the slits in the rear shelf trim (C).

2.

Install the hooks (A).

3.

Install the clips (A).

4.

From the trunk compartment, connect the connector (A).

5.

Raise the seat-back(s).

6. Both Quarter Pillar Trims

1.

Install the new rear clip (A) to the quarter pillar trim (B).

2.

Fit the clips into the holes in the quarter pillar.

3.

Lightly push the quarter pillar trim (A) into place, then install the trim.

NOTE:

Make sure the side curtain airbag is not tucked under the clips or the ribs.

Do not push too hard on the quarter pillar trim. If you push too hard, the clip will be damaged, and it will not hold the trim properly.

Gently tug on the quarter pillar trim to verify that all clips are securely fastened.

4.

Install the screw (A).

5.

Install the clip (A) and the cap (B).

7. Left Rear Seat-Back - Split Fold Down

1.

Extend the center seat belt (A), then install the pivot shaft (B) to the center pivot bracket (C).

2.

Install the left rear seat-back (A).

8. Center Pivot Bracket - Split Fold Down

1.

If necessary, install the bushing (A).

2.

Install the center pivot bracket (B).

9. Right Rear Seat-Back - Split Fold Down

1.

Install the right rear seat-back (A).

10. Rear Seat-Back - Fold Down

1.

Install the rear seat-back (A).

11. Rear Seat Cushion

1.

Install the hooks (A) to the rear seat cushion clips (B).

2.

Install the bolt (A) securing the rear seat cushion (B).

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