Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Body side trim

Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. Exploded View

  1. Front pillar finisher
  2. Dash side lower finisher
  3. Front kicking plate
  4. Front sill cover
  5. Center pillar lower finisher
  6. Rear sill cover
  7. Rear kicking plate
  8. Rear body side welt
  9. Rear pillar finisher
  10. Screw cover
  11. Center pillar upper finisher
  12. Front seat belt adjuster cover
  13. Front body side welt
  14.  Screw
  15.  Tether clip
    Clip
    Pawl
    Metal clip
    Front

Removal and Installation

CAUTION:

  • Wrap the tip of a suitable tool with a cloth when removing metal clips from finishers.
  • When removing or installing body side welts, do not allow butyl seal to come in contact with pillar finishers.

FRONT PILLAR FINISHER

Removal

  1. Remove front body side welt partially.
  2. Disengage front pillar finisher (1) clip using a suitable tool (A).

Nissan Maxima. FRONT PILLAR FINISHER

: Clip

  1. Pull the front pillar finisher partially toward the vehicle.
  2. Insert the a suitable tool (A) between the front pillar finisher bottom side and body side to disengage the clip.
  3. Pull front pillar finisher upwards and use a suitable tool to cut both clips.
  4. Remove front pillar finisher (1).

Nissan Maxima. FRONT PILLAR FINISHER

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

DASH SIDE LOWER FINISHER

Removal

  1. Release the clip and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove front kicking plate.
  2. Release the clips using a suitable tool, then remove dash side lower finisher.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FRONT SILL PLATE COVER

Removal

Release the pawls using a suitable tool, then remove the front sill plate cover.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FRONT BODY SIDE WELT

Removal

  1. Release the clip and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove front kicking plate.
  2. Release the clips and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove the center pillar lower finisher.
  3. Remove front body side welt from the body opening.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FRONT KICKING PLATE INNER

Removal

  1. Disengage the pawls with a suitable tool (A) from the body.
  2. Remove front kicking plate inner (1).

Nissan Maxima. FRONT KICKING PLATE INNER

: Pawl

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

FRONT KICKING PLATE OUTER

Removal

  1. Disengage the pawls from the body with a suitable tool (A).
  2. Remove front kicking plate outer (1)

Nissan Maxima. FRONT KICKING PLATE OUTER

: Pawl

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR PILLAR FINISHER

Removal

  1. Partially remove rear body side welt.
  2. Remove screw cover, then remove the screw.
  3. Release the clips using a suitable tool, then remove rear pillar finisher.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CENTER PILLAR UPPER FINISHER

Removal

  1. Release the clip and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove front kicking plate.
  2. Release the clip and pawl using a suitable tool, then remove rear kicking plate.
  3. Partially remove front and rear body side welts.
  4. Remove center pillar upper finisher cover and remove the screw.
  5. Remove front seat belt adjuster cover and shoulder anchor bolt. Refer to SB-6, "Exploded View".
  6. Release the clips and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove the center pillar lower finisher.
  7. Release the clips using a suitable tool, then remove center pillar upper finisher.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR SILL PLATE COVER

Removal

Release the pawls using a suitable tool, then remove the rear sill plate cover.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR KICKING PLATE

Removal

Release the clip and pawl using a suitable tool, then remove rear kicking plate.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

REAR BODY SIDE WELT

Removal

  1. Release the clip and pawl using a suitable tool, then remove rear kicking plate.
  2. Release the clips and pawls using a suitable tool, then remove the center pillar lower finisher.
  3. Remove rear body side welt from the body opening.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

    Rear door finisher

    Rear parcel shelf finisher