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TRdRida Aug 9, 6:19am - #244052 
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Carbon Fiber Hatch Handle Install

I just received a Carbon Fiber Hatch handle and I'm having some trouble with it. Would anyone have some instllation instructions they could link me to.
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Satoshi Aug 9, 6:23am - #244053 
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GTSVST Aug 9, 6:26am - #244054 
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You should be able to take out the plastic piece that lines the inside of the trunk. To do that you have to unscrew the screw in the grabber/handle, then pull the clips connected to the plastic out of the holes You look back at where the back side of the handle is, and you will see about 5 nuts you have to loosen to take the handle off, then you will have to pull out the clip at the end. To install the other handle, just put the handle on and reattach the nuts. Its not very hard and takes about 15 minutes.
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speed_celica Aug 9, 7:01am - #244055 

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Where did you get it from?
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TRdRida Aug 9, 7:34am - #244056 
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From Evan a member of ec
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TRdRida Aug 9, 7:36am - #244057 
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by the way i have it on now, and i closed the hatch to see what it looks like, and now i cannot open my hatch. The hatch handle will not release the hatch angry
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Sultan Aug 9, 4:19pm - #244058 

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^^^
you have to pull up on the handle a little more and it'll open... mine has the same problem - you'll get used to it
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GTSVST Aug 9, 4:51pm - #244059 
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Yeah mine did that at first, so I took it off.
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TRdRida Aug 9, 10:33pm - #244060 
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problem fixed...looks and works great now...definately was worth the hassle.
I'll probably post up a pic sometime later this week...it flows so well with my setup.
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Zero Aug 10, 3:04am - #244061 

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you have a very nice car louie. im going for the smae exterior color scheme too. except that you have more Carbon Fiber piece than i do. tongue grin

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TRdRida Aug 10, 7:21am - #244062 
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Thanks for the comment Zero I appreciateit, and your ride is coming along nicely as well...keep it up.
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hkysk8r86 Aug 10, 4:34pm - #244063 

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mine is still nearly stock frown
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AZZKIKR Aug 10, 4:52pm - #244064 

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pics of this...also...I've been looking for the rear garnish in carbon fiber...where did you get it???
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TRdRida Aug 11, 2:27am - #244065 
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Here's the pics,
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AZZKIKR Aug 11, 1:03pm - #244066 

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your car looks awesome... thumbsup
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GraSSRooTs Aug 11, 2:56pm - #244067 

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Ya your Celi is definitly looking good.

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AZZKIKR Aug 11, 4:51pm - #244068 

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I'd still like to know where to get one tho
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e_degala Aug 11, 7:24pm - #244069 

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yeah, i've been looking all over for that carbon fiber trunk garnish as well.

come on people give up the sources...

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AZZKIKR Aug 11, 7:38pm - #244070 

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ecelica member evan has them apparently
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Sultan Aug 11, 8:22pm - #244071 

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I got mine from a member on nc but he doesn't sell them anymore... keep a lookout on the GB forums
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Evan Aug 12, 5:50am - #244072 

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Sorry I'm a bit late replying to this post. I sent you the same link Satoshi posted for the install, but it looks like you've already gotten that accomplished.

Anyway, as you have also figured out (and as Sultan said), you have to lift on that metal "wire" mechanism inside when doing the install so that there will be the correct amount of tension and it will open the door properly.

Last, your car looks awesome eek thumbsup Nice job!!

Oh yeah, one more thing, if anyone is interested in these, I do not have any. The one I had for sale was used, and as far as I know they are not in production anymore. Sorry! frown

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TRdRida Aug 12, 6:20am - #244073 
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Thanks again Evan , nice doing business with you. wave
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