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#1 Old 03-30-2006, 09:29 AM
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How to remove the plastic on the rear hatch...

Does anyone know how to remove the plastic cover on the rear hatch? Thanks.
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Looking at the bottom edge of the plastic you will notice a few round clips (I think four of them) with round centers. Get something small but not sharp and push the centers in. That unlocks the clips and you can now pull them out. Then slowly (but vey carfully) pull the plastic off of the gate. There are other clips (spring loaded pressure clips) that are located all around under the plastic (which you cannot see) so be very carefull as you lift the plastic, and reach under it when possible to help with popping the hidden clips.

When reinstalling, ensure that all internal clips are lined up and you can hear (and feel) them poping back in under small (but firm) pressure. If not, remove and try again until you get it right. The last step should be the round clips. Push the centers out, insert the clips into the plastic, and then push the centers in to lock them in place.

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Was that the cover you are referring too or perhaps the third brake light cover? The third brake light cover just pulls out. Gently pry with something flatt from one end... I don't remember which end as it "hinges" in. Sorry.

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Re: How to remove the plastic on the rear hatch...

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Does anyone know how to remove the plastic cover on the rear hatch? Thanks.
Glenn
last night I logged onto http://www.nissan-techinfo.com/nissan/ and download the complete service manual for the 2004 & 2005 muranos in PDF format. (the 06 wasnt listed, but I don't think there were any changes between the two years).

It tells you about every last part of the nuramo and how to take it apart and repair.

costs $20 bucks to get a membership for a day (day ending at midnight) and you'll have access to everything you'll need.

You'll need to download each part one by one, I think its in 43 parts... just save the parts to a folder and when you finish back it up so you'll have it if needed. (burn to cd)

The total size was about 100 MB for each manual (I got both 04 & 05 becase I could) took me about an hour to download both with comcast cable modem. if you're using a dialup modem, its going to take you all day, and you'll have to babysit it too.

Why are you taking off the back hatch? sound proofing?

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'Why are you taking off the back hatch? sound proofing?'

You guessed it, I'm adding sound proofing. Thanks for the help.
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You guessed it, I'm adding sound proofing. Thanks for the help.
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What sound proofing are you using? Take some photos!

I'm going to add sound proofing to all doors once it gets warmer out, I think if its to cold it will not stick... waiting for it to get 70 degress or above (over night).

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I went with this

http://www.b-quiet.com/extreme.html

When I did the spare tire area, it was pretty cold out. I just re-rolled it when it got warmer. I'm glad I did it. Much quieter.

So far, I've done the spare tire area, the rear hatch, and the front passenger door. I purchased the 50 ft roll ($80 on ebay with a roller), and I've got enough left to do the driver door for sure, maybe enough for the rears too.

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when you did the doors, did you do both door skins? What made the biggest impact? I am about to do the same so any suggestion would be appreciated...

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When I did the passenger door, I only did the inner most metal area (where the door snaps into).
What other skin are you referring to?

I still need to do the drivers door, and the 2 rear doors.

Not all that hard to do, just takes a bunch of time. I just wish Nissan had done this for us.
Good luck with your install.

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I was refering to the outer skin meaning the outside metal area. But it woul dbe more difficult as you need to get inside the door. Apparently it makes a lot of difference.

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