Lincoln Aviator: Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - B-Pillar Trim Panel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

NOTE: LH (left hand) shown, RH (right hand) similar.

Upper and lower B-pillar trim panels

  1. Remove the following items:
    1. Remove the front scuff plate trim panel.
      Refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    1. Remove the rear scuff plate trim panel.
      Refer to: Rear Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Position the front seat in the full forward position.
  1. NOTE: Seats removed for clarity.

    Release the tabs and remove the lower B-pillar trim panel cover.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. NOTE: Seats removed for clarity.

    Release the clips and remove the lower B-pillar trim panel. .
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover

Upper B-pillar trim panel

  WARNING: The following procedure prescribes critical repair steps required for correct restraint system operation during a crash. Follow all notes and steps carefully. Failure to follow step instructions may result in incorrect operation of the restraint system and increases the risk of serious personal injury or death in a crash.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Pyrotechnic Device Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Depower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
  1. NOTE: Seats removed for clarity.

    Disconnect the front seatbelt retractor and pretensioner electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: Seats removed for clarity.

    Remove the front seatbelt retractor and pretenioner anchor nut.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (47 Nm)
  1. Remove the upper B-pillar trim panel bolt.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)

  1. Remove the upper B-pillar trim panel.
    1. Release the upper B-pillar trim panel lower clip.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Pull downward and outward on the upper B-pillar trim panel releasing the upper tabs.
    1. Feed the front seatbelt retractor and pretenioner through the opening in the upper B-pillar trim panel.

Installation

NOTE: During installation, make sure the seatbelt webbing is not twisted and the seatbelts and buckles are acccessible to the occupants.

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Inspect and position the front door and rear door weather strip lips so that they overlap the top of the B-pillar trim panels.
  1. Repower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
  1. Check the seatbelt system for correct operation.
    Refer to: Seatbelt Systems (501-20A Seatbelt Systems, Diagnosis and Testing).

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