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Remove and install tailgate handle strip
GRA-SYM-GRCI0000-10-NOTICE
RISK OF DAMAGE
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Electrostatic discharge.
Damage to or destruction of electrical components.
Leave electrical components in original packaging until just before they are installed. Use the original packaging only for any return shipments. Always package removed components straight away.
Read and comply with user information on using the associated special tool 12 7 060.
Only touch the housings of electrical components. Do not touch pins or multi-pin connectors directly.
Wear electrically conductive clothing and antistatic shoes (with ESD symbol).
For additional information see: 61 35 Information on electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
Preliminary Work
1 – Remove the tailgate lift switch
Prerequisite
Tailgate is open.
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Lever the switch for the tailgate lift (1) out of the tailgate trim panel (2) with the special tool 0 496 571 (00 9 327).
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Unlock and disconnect the connector (1) on the switch (2).
2 – Removing luggage compartment light on tailgate
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Lever out the luggage compartment light (1) with the special tool 0 493 681 (64 1 020).
Disconnect associated plug connection.
3 – Remove tailgate trim panel
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Fold down cover (1).
Remove the warning triangle (2).
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Loosen the holders (1) on the latch mechanisms (2) and remove them towards the bottom.
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Remove all expanding rivets.
Remove tailgate trim panel (1).
4 – Removing trim strip on centre tailgate
▶ Removing trim strip on centre tailgate
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NOTICE
Perform the operations on the left and right side.
Unclip the trim (1) using special tool 0 496 569 (00 9 325).
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NOTICE
Perform the operations on the left and right side.
Push latch mechanism (1) on trim strip (2) through from the inside to outside.
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Lever out the trim strip (1) on the centre tailgate from the latch mechanisms and adhesive tape with special tool 0 496 569 (00 9 325) to the rear, starting from the outside, and remove it.
The trim strip on the centre tailgate (1) is also secured with adhesive tape at the points (2) on the rear lights.
▶ Removing trim strip on centre tailgate
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Loosen central tailgate trim strip (1) using the special tool 0 496 569 (00 9 325) towards the rear from the LH and RH latch mechanisms (2).
Loosen trim strip (1) along the entire length of the adhesive and remove.
Remove adhesive residue from the rear light in the centre of the tailgate.
5 – Remove rear view camera
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Up to version 03.19
Loosen screw (1).
Pull retaining ring with the rear view camera (2) slightly to the front.
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From version 03.19
Disengage retaining ring with the rear view camera (1) on the latch mechanisms (2).
Pull retaining ring with the rear view camera (1) slightly out of the handle bar (3).
Note
The retaining ring of the rear view camera cannot be removed without damage and must be renewed.
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Unlock and disconnect connector (1).
Remove retaining ring with rear view camera (2).
Main Work
6 – Removing the tailgate handle strip
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Version up to 03.19:
Disconnect plug connection (1).
Loosen nuts (2).
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Detach tailgate handle strip (1) from clips (2) and remove towards rear.
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Version as of 03.19:
Loosen nuts (1).
Unlock and disconnect plug connections (2).
Feed out tailgate handle strip (3) together with the rear light towards the rear and remove.
7 – Installing the tailgate handle strip
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Version up to 03.19: Install tailgate handle strip (1) and clip into clips (2).
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Tighten nuts (2).
Tailgate handle strip
Nut
4.4Nm
Connect the plug connection (1).
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Version as of 03.19: Install tailgate handle strip (3) together with rear light.
Tighten nuts (2).
Tailgate handle strip
Nut
4.4Nm
Connect connectors (1) and lock.
Postprocesses
8 – Installing the rear view camera
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Insert and connect the connector (1) to the rear view camera (2).
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Up to build date 03/19
Correctly position the holder with the rear view camera (2).
Tighten down screw (1).
RFK to tailgate handle strip
Tightening torque
2.8Nm
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From build date 03/2019
Replace holder (3).
Parts: Holder
Unlock the latch mechanisms (1).
Remove the rear view camera (2) from the holder (3).
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From build date 03/2019
Correctly position the rear view camera (1) and engage with the holder (2).
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From build date 03/2019
Guide the holder with the rear view camera (1) into the handle strip (3) and snap into place at the latches (2).
9 – Installing the centre tailgate trim strip
▶ Installing the centre tailgate trim strip
GRA-SYM-GRCI0000-10-NOTICE
RISK OF DAMAGE
Damage to the rear light.
The use of chemical or mechanical cleaning agents can destroy the rear light (e.g. micro-cracks).
Do not use any chemical and mechanical cleaning agents.
For more information see: 63 21 ... Notes on bonding with adhesive tape on plastic.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Latch mechanisms, guides and mounting elements must not be damaged or missing.
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Renew the trim strip (1) on the centre tailgate.
Parts: Trim strip
Clean the bonding surfaces on the rear lights.
Remove the liner on the trim strip.
Install trim strip (1) in the middle of the tailgate and snap into the latch mechanisms.
Press the trim strip (1) onto the centre tailgate at the points (2) with strength.
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Check the guides (1) and the clip (2) on the trim (3) for damage.
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Clip in the trim (1).
▶ Installing the centre tailgate trim strip
GRA-SYM-GRCI0000-10-NOTICE
RISK OF DAMAGE
Damage to the rear light.
The use of chemical or mechanical cleaning agents can destroy the rear light (e.g. micro-cracks).
Do not use any chemical and mechanical cleaning agents.
For more information see: 63 21 ... Notes on bonding with adhesive tape on plastic.
GRA-SYM-GRCI0000-10-INFO
TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Latch mechanisms, guides and mounting elements must not be damaged or missing.
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Replace the trim strip (1) on the centre tailgate.
Parts: Trim strip
Clean the bonding surfaces on the centre tailgate with cleaning agentR2.
Expendable materials
Cleaning agent R2
500ml
83190417324
Remove the liner on the trim strip.
Install the trim strip (1) on the centre tailgate and engage into the latch mechanisms(2).
Press the entire length of the trim strip (1) firmly against the tail light on the centre tailgate.
10 – Installing the tailgate trim panel
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Install the tailgate trim panel (1).
Install all expanding rivets.
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Insert the holder (1) and engage it with the latch mechanisms (2).
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Install the warning triangle (2).
Fold the cover (1) upwards.
11 – Installing luggage compartment light on tailgate
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Connect associated connector.
Install the luggage compartment light (1).
12 – Install the tailgate lift switch
Prerequisite
Tailgate is open.
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Connect the connector (1) with the switch (2).
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Install the switch for the tailgate lift (1) in the tailgate trim panel (2) in the direction of the arrow.

Additional Information

Overview of Tightening Torques

Used in step7
Tailgate handle strip
Nut
4.4Nm
Used in step8
RFK to tailgate handle strip
Tightening torque
2.8Nm

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EGR-EGR-GRSW0093-27
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In connection with
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